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Huai Niu Xi

Achyranthes | 懷牛膝
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SKU A3711

FUNCTIONS: Moves blood, removes blood stagnation, induces downward movement of blood, disperses swelling, tonifies kidneys and liver, and strengthens tendons and bones.*

Mandarin: 牛膝(懷)
Pin-Yin: Niu Xi (Huai)
English: Achyranthes Root
Korean: 우슬
Romaji: Goshitsu
Kanji: 牛膝
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Cyathulae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Neutral, bitter, sweet

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, liver

Herb Actions:

  • Stimulates the blood
  • Removes blockage to menstruation
  • Extinguishes wind
  • Dries dampness


  • Not recommended for those who are pregnant or have profuse menstruation


Commonly Found In:

  • Persica & Achyranthes Combination, Achyranthes & Plantago Formula, Achyranthes & Rehmannia Formula


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