INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Linderae
Common English: Lindera Root
Herbs that Regulate Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Warm
Bladder
Kidney
Lung
Spleen
(Stomach)
3-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes the movement of Qi and alleviates pain

Cold and Qi Stagnation with a stifling sensation in the chest, flank pain, epigastric and abdominal pain.

Warms the Kidneys and disperses Cold

Urinary frequency or incontinence due to Kidney Yang Deficiency or Urinary Bladder Deficiency Cold

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi and Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Interior Heat.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with high blood pressure.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Bul. Allii Macrostemi
Xie Bai
Tub. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke
 (Fr. Evodiae)
(Wu Zhu Yu)

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

A stifling sensation in the chest and flank pain.

Epigastric and abdominal pain and distention due to Cold Stagnation and Qi Obstruction.

Dysmenorrhea due to Stagnant Qi.

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Rz. Alpiniae Officinari
Gao Liang Jiang

or

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride
Qing Pi

Abdominal pain, especially sensations of Cold and pain in the lower abdomen.

Abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency Cold.

Cold bulging disorder.

Cold hernial disorder with lower abdominal pain that radiates to the testicles.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Hb. Ephedrae
Ma Huang
Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Menstrual pain.

Wind attacking the extremities with joint pain, numbness, headache, and dizziness.

Urinary frequency in adults and enuresis in children due to Kidney Deficiency Cold.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
(Rz. Dioscoreae)
(Shan Yao)

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Disperses Cold and stops pain, for abdominal pain due to External Cold.

Warms and contains the Kidney Qi so that it returns to its source.

Secures the urine to treat Lower Jiao Deficiency Cold with incontinence, urinary frequency or urinary dribbling. (worse in the presence of Cold)

Unblocks Qi in both the Qi and Blood levels, releases constraint from the Liver and Gallbladder, descends Qi in the chest and abdomen and warms Qi which has been slowed by pathogenic Cold.

Painful, Cold Qi leading to abdominal distention, borborygmus and diarrhea.

Qi and Blood Stagnation with menstrual irregularity, pain in the lower abdomen and generalized pain and distention throughout the body.

Bul. Allii Macrostemi
Xie Bai
Per. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou Pi
Tub. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi
Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can
Hb. Ephedrae
Ma Huang
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

 

Hypochondriac pain with feelings of oppression in the chest.

Stroke due to wind-Cold Attacking the Channels and Collaterals.

 

  1. This herb warms and disperses, and is effective in spreading and unblocking the Qi mechanisms.
  2. It smooths the flow of Qi, facilitates the middle, disperses Cold, and stops pain in many areas.
  3. This herb is used to normalize Qi flow in people with repressed emotions (Liver Qi Stagnation).
  4. Although it can be decocted with other herbs for a long time, it is better to decoct briefly because many of the constituents are volatile oils.
  5. It is used for stroke with reflux of Qi and surging of Phlegm.
  6. It is not as warm as Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang.
  7. It is sometimes considered the king herb for women’s problems.
  8. It is good for periumbilical and lower abdominal pain.
  9. It is good for pain anywhere from the genitals to the chest.
  10. If there is borborygmus, use this herb.
  11. It is often used to treat distending pain in the chest or abdomen, rebellious Qi with coughing and wheezing, Cold Qi in the Bladder leading to urinary frequency, painful bulging disorder due to Cold and gynecological Qi blockage and Blood Stasis.
  12. It treats all patterns of Wind-stroke or Qi-stroke.
  13. Wu Yao, Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang and Rx. Cyperi Xiang Fu all promote the movement of Qi. Wu Yao should be used in any disorder of Qi rebellion in which the chest or abdomen is uncomfortable. Mu Xiang is bitter, warming, enters and refreshes an obstructed Spleen and is most appropriate for food accumulation. Xiang Fu is acrid, bitter, enters the Liver and Gallbladder channels, unbinds constraint, disperses clumps and is excellent for constraint and worry.
  14. Both Wu Yao and Lignum Aquilaria Resinatum Chen Xiang warm the Spleen, mobilize the Qi disperse Cold and treat distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen with wheezing due to rebellious Qi. Chen Xiang is bitter, drains and descends to help the Kidneys Grasp Qi and is more warming than Wu Yao which has a mobile quality that reaches everywhere and is appropriate for any rebellious disorder such as Cold in the San Jiao, Qi Blockage or congealed Blood due to Cold.
  15. Dry-fried Lindera Chao Wu Yao is not so acrid or drying but is better able to disperses coldness to treat Deficiency Cold leading to Qi Stagnation.