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 is also a very effective pain reliever, and clears dampness and heat.
Hu Zhang is bitter and cold in energy. This herb enters the Liver, Gallbladder, and Lung meridians.
Liver, Gallbladder, Lung