Pharmaceutical Latin: Bulbus Allii Macrostemi
Common English: Chinese Garlic
Macrostem Onion
Baked Long-stamen Onion Bulb
Herbs that Regulate Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Fresh: 30-60g
Tincture: 1-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Unblocks Yang Qi, disperses turbid Phlegm, alleviates pain, disperses hardenings and disperses Cold Phlegm

Damp-Cold painful obstruction of the chest due to Cold, turbid Phlegm Stagnation preventing the flow of Yang Qi with chest, flank, or upper back pain, dyspnea, cough, wheezing and a stifling sensation in the chest

Descends Qi, reduces Stagnation and stops diarrhea

Damp Stagnation in the Large Intestine associated with dysenteric disorders

  • Contraindicated for those with Qi Deficiency without Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with a weak Stomach.
  • Contraindicated for those with an intolerance of garlic or onions.
  • Use very little for those with Yin Deficiency or fevers.
  • Do not use long term in cases with peptic ulcers.
  • Use with caution for patients taking anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin) and enoxaparin (Lovenox) or antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole (Persantine) and clopidogrel (Plavix) as concurrent use may have an additive or synergistic effect.

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Ban Xia

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Ban Xia
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua

Lignum Santali Albi
Tan Xiang

Damp-Cold painful obstruction of the chest.

Damp-Cold painful obstruction of the chest with Blood Stasis.

Warms the Yang , disperses clumps and unblocks painful obstruction to treat Chest Bi.

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
(Fr. Aurantii Immaturus)
(Zhi Shi)

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Cx. Fraxini
Qin Pi

Painful obstruction of the chest.

Dysenteric diarrhea due to Qi Stagnation.

Red and white dysenteric diarrhea.

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Chest Bi with profuse Phlegm.

Chest Bi with stabbing pain from Blood Stagnation.


Qian Dan

Ru Xiang




Abdominal pain.

  1. Some sources say that this herb promotes movement of Qi and Blood to treat chest pain due to Blood Obstructing the Heart channel.
  2. It can be applied externally as a paste for Wind-Cold Fluid retention.
  3. It treats Cold Stagnation problems during late pregnancy or surrounding labor.
  4. It can be mixed with honey and applied externally for burns.
  5. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  6. Dry-fried Chinese Garlic Chao Xie Bai is less slippery and less irritating to the Stomach. It is best used for weak Spleen and Stomach or peptic ulcer.
  7. It is said that this herb helps to digest grain and meat and cures furuncles and carbuncles.
  8. Its juice is indicated for hematemesis and cardiac pain.
  9. Take 2ml of the fresh juice for cardiac pain.
  10. In decoction, it treats convulsions.
  11. When inserted into the anus, it cures obstruction and constipation.