E Zhu

E Zhu in TCM:


English Name: curcuma zedoaria
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Curcumae
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
Explore the properties of E Zhu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: SP, LV
Flavors: bitter, pungent
Regulates: circulates qi, circulates blood, resolves food stagnation

Actions / Indications:
  • Resolves blood stasis; promotes qi movement; alleviates pain (epigastric masses and pain, abdominal, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis, postpartum abdominal pain)
  • Dissolves accumulations of food (severe food stagnation; constriction in chest or abdomen, pain, distension, fullness)
  • Treats Cancer (modern use to treat cervical cancer; also ovarian caner, liver cancer, and luekemia)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: excessive menses)

    Special Notes:
  • Often paired with San Leng to break up blood stagnation.
  • Malignant cancers like LU, ST, LV, and esophageal cancers have been treated successfully with intravenous injectiong of E Zhu.
  • For psychiatric disorders with blood stasis like schizophrenia, 8 pills of E Zhu, Chi Shao, and Da Huang was shown to be 59.1% effective.