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HUAI NIU XI

Names for Huai Niu Xi
Pharmaceutical: Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Botanical: Achyranthes bidentata Blume,Cyathula capitata (Wall.) Moq.,Cyathula officinalis Quan(Amaranthaceae)
Other names: Niu Xi, Fai Niu Xi, Sheng Huai Niu Xi, Sheng Niu Xi
Description: Dried root of the following herbs.

Actions
Moves Blood; Eliminates Blood accumulation; Tonifies Liver and Kidneys; Strengthens the sinews and bones; Diuretic; Treats strangury; Directs the Blood downwards; ...

Origin of huai niu xi
* Niu Xi: Wuzhi, Bo-ai, Qingyang, Huixian, Hubei, Shanxi, Shandong, Liaoling. * Chuan Niu Xi: Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Fujian.;

Preparation of huai niu xi
The drug is collected in winter when the aerial part is withered, removed from rootlets and soil, tied up in small bundles, sun dried to wrinkling externally, fumigated with sulphur twice, cut evenly at the summit, and then dried thoroughly for use. The root can also be processed.;

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