Gao Ben

Gao Ben in TCM:

English Name: ligusticum, chinese ligusticum rhizome, jehlo ligusticum rhizome, Chinese lovage root
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Ligustici
Properties: acrid, warm
Explore the properties of Gao Ben according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: UB, LV
Flavors: pungent
Regulates: disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Expels wind; disperses cold (wind-cold syndrome, headache due to dampness use with chuan xiong and xi xin especially for tai yang and jue yin headaches)
  • Disperse wind-cold-damp bi (wind-cold-damp bi obstructing circulation)
  • (cc: headaches due to blood or yin deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Gao Ben is an antibiotic and anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Frontal and migraine headaches (Tai Yang and Jue Yin), combine with xi xin, shi gao, and bai zhi