Xu Duan (Dipsacus Root)


Xu Duan acts to tonify the liver and kidneys, promote the circulation of blood, and strengthen the bones and tendons.

Chinese Herb

Xu Duan (Dipsacus Root, Teasel Root); Dipsacus asper Wall.; Dipsaci Asper; Radix Dipsaci

The Chinese name translates as "Heal Fracture", describing its main Traditional purpose. Dipsacus, also called Teasel root in North America, is bitter and pungent and exhibits slightly warm properties. Dipsacus root is another of the yang tonic herbs; while less tonifying than Du Zhong, it also has blood moving properties and will not cause stagnation.


Bitter, sweet, pungent, slightly warm

Channels Entered

Liver, Kidney

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