Tu Niu Xi

Review Available Tu Niu Xi Forms and Sizes Below 

Common Names: Devil's horsewhip, Prickly chaff flower
Botanical Name:   Achyranthes aspera root
Pin Yin Name: Tu Niu Xi
Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions on how to use this product.
Caution:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use with Diabetes.

Tu Niu Xi Benefits & Information

Traditionaly Tu Niu Xi activates blood, dissipates blood stasis, dispels dampness, promotes diuresis. and clears heat and removes toxicity. It benefits the skeletal system, urinary system, cardiovascular system and supprots spleen function.  Tu Niu Xi is a small shrub that is indigenous to India, but can be found throughout the tropics.  It has numerous medicinal uses. 
Tu Niu Xi Properties: Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Tu Niu Xi Channels / Meridians: Kidney, Liver
Tu Niu Xi Naturally Occuring Components:  oleanolic acid, sugar, triterpenoid saponins, ecdysterone, inokosterone, rubrosterone, polysaccharides, amino acids, iron, copper

Herbs That Combine With Tu Niu Xi

Chinese Date     Long Pepper     Neem Leaf

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