Yu Jin


Yu Jin in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yu Jin according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: curcuma, aromatic turmeric tuber
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Curmcumae
Properties: acrid, bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: HT, LV, GB

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, circulates blood, clears heat, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Invigorates blood, moves qi, alleviates pain (pain due to qi stagnation and blood stasis in chest, pain due to traumatic injury; hypochondriac regions, abdomen; dysmenorrhea)
  • Clears Heart; cools blood; relieves Liver constraint (anxiety, agitation, depression, phlegm-heat obstructing Heart orifices; seizures, mental derangement; also used for hematemesis, epistaxis due to heat in the blood, epilepsy, mania, disturbed shen)
  • Benefits Gallbaldder; relieves jaundice (gallstones, jaundice)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficiency due to blood stasis)

    Special Notes:
  • Yu Jin has been shown to be 75% effective to treat pre-ventricular contractions (PVC).
  • Yu Jin Antagonizes ding xiang