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Chinese wild ginger (Herba Asari, Xi xin)


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  • Model: HSTFSSH-10
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Chinese wild ginger (Herba Asari, Xi xin)

[Abstruct] Xixin is the root and rhizome of Asarum heterotropoides Fr. Schmidt var. mandshuricum (Maxim.) kitag., Asarum sieboldii Miq.var. seoulense Nakai or Asarum sieboldii Miq., pertaining to Aristolochiaceae. It is collected in summer when the seed is mature or in early fall. After above ground part, earth and sand are removee, it is dried in the shade, and then cut into segments. The raw form is used.
[Medicinal Properties] The herb is the pungent in flavour, warm in nature and acts on the heart, lung and Kinney channels. Pungent for dispersion, warm for removing blockage, aromatic for moving from exterior to interior, it can disperse cold from exterior, dispel cold from interior, warm the lung, clear passages and relieve pain with good effect. It is an important herb for treatment of Yang insufficiency caused by exopathogens, headache due to pathogenic wind, cold fluid retention, cough and asthma.
[Medicinal Efficacies] Dispel cold, release superficies; dispel wind, stop pain; open nose; warm lung and resolve retained fluid.
[Modern Medical Functions]
1. anti allergy
2. anti histamine
3. inhibits immune system
4. antipyretic and pain relieving
5. sedative and local anaesthetic
6. anti bacteria
[Actions and Indications] promotes sweating and disperse cold, warms lungs rid of phlegm. For deafness, ingrown eye lashes; to clear sinus. Use externally for boils in mouth and tongue.
[Clinical Applications]
1. Wind-cold of exterior type: Xixin treats external contract of wind-cold with severe headache and body pain, in combination with Qianghuo, Fangfeng and Baizhi, in Jiuwei Qianghuo Decoction. It treats external contraction due to yang deficiency, which manifests as avershion to cold, fever, no sweat, deeep pulse, in combination with Fuzi and Mahuang; for example in Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Decoction.
2. Headache, toothache, wind-damp, and arthralgic pain: It treats headache along shaoyin meridians, cold feet, reversed flow of qi and thin pulse, in combination with Duhuo and Chuanxiong, Also it treats external contraction of wind pathogen, manifesting as migraine or headache, in combination with Chuanxiong, Baizhi and Qianghuo; for example in Chuanxiong chatiao Powder. By itself, it treats headache due to wind-cold, or in combination with Baizhi and Biba to make decoction for gargle. It is indicated for arthralgic pain due to wind-cold, manifesting as cold pain in back and knees, in combination with Duhuo,Sangjisheng and Fangfeng, such as in Duhuo Jisheng Decoction.
3. Sinusitis: In combination with Baizhi, Cangerzi and Xinyi.
4. Lung cold, cough and dyspnea: It is indicated for external contraction of wind-cold and internal retention of water and rheum, which manifests as aversion to cold, fever, no sweat, cough, dyspnea, and profuse diluted sputum, in combination with Mahuang, Guizhi and Ganjiang; for example in Xiaoqinglong Decoction, For cold phlegm and retention of rheum, as cough, stuffy chest, reversed flow of qi, dyspnea, it is in combination with Fuling, Ganjiang and Wuweizi, such as in Linggan Wuwei Jiangxin Decoction.
[Samples of Formulae]
1. for agina: xi xin, gui zhi, jiu bai, dang gui, dan shen
2. for pain in lower back, knees and abdomen: xi xin, du huo, sang ji sheng, chuan duan, wu yao, dang gui
3. for cough due to cold entering lungs:  use xiao qing lung tang: xi xin, gan jiang, wu wei zi, ban xia, ma huang, xing ren
4. for syndrome of breasts being hard, swollen, painful; menses not flowing: xi xin, dang gui, chi shao, chuan qiong (chuan xiong), hong hua, bai zhi, gua lo
5. for pain, itchy, running eyes: xi xin, cao jue min, shi jue ming, yang gan (goat liver), mu zei cao, xia ku cao
[Usage and Dosage] Raw herb 1-3g/time. As powder it is used 0.5-1g/ time. Also it is used externally.
[Toxicity and Cautions]
Not to use in cases of cold sweat due to qi deficient; headache due to yin deficient and yang over active, cough due to yin deficient and heat in lungs.   Not to use with shan zhu yu, huang qi, hua shi, or li lu.  Do not use over one 3.75 g each time.
Not to use in cases of: sweating due to qixu (qi deficient) ; yinxu (yin deficient) with heat and headache, or with cough.
For the convenience of customers, we offer Chinese wild ginger (Xixin) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.
Every sachet (0.5g) is equivalent to raw herb 3 grams.
The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, one time per day. Recommend 60 sachets for one treatment period (30 days). Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some herb tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.
If you do not know the herb property and function well, please consult our doctors online freely before ordering or fill the patient form: then we can give you proper advice in 24 hours.
Chinese wild ginger (Manchurian wildginger, Asarum Herb,Asarum heterotropoides Fr. Schmidt var. mandshuricum (Maxim.) Kitag, Herba cum Radice Asari, Herba Asari, Xi xin)


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 May, 2012.

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