Qian Nian Jian


Qian Nian Jian in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qian Nian Jian according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: homalomena
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizome Homalomenae
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels wind-damp; strengthens sinews and bones (wind-damp-cold bi; spasms, numbness; especially lower back and legs)

    Special Notes:
  • To treat elderly patients for bi zheng combine Qian Nian Jian with Du Huo, Wu Jia Pi, Shu Di Huang, and Xu Duan.
  • This herb, more than any others in the categeory, is focused on strengthening bones and tendons.