Plum Dragon Herbs

Hu Zhang (Japanese Knotweed)


Chinese Herb: Hu Zhang (Japanese Knotweed)

Polygonum Cuspidatum; Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma

Meaning "Tigers Cane," Hu Zhang is an herb within the Blood Invigorator category. What makes this herb favorable is that while it is quite effective at activation circulation, it is also very cooling in nature, making it useful in cases of excess heat. Japanese Knotweed Chinese medicine is also a very effective pain reliever, and clears dampness and heat.

The Hu Zhang herb is bitter and cold in energy. It enters the Liver, Gallbladder, and Lung meridians.


Bitter, cold

Channels Entered

Liver, Gallbladder, Lung

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