Chuan Xiong

$12.00
In stock
SKU
EO.AB.CX
Ligustici wallicii Rhizoma
 
Ligustici Chuanxiong, from which Chuan Xiong oil is CO2 extracted, is a plant native to China's Sichuan Province. It has a pungent and warm character, and is associated with the liver, gallbladder and pericardium meridians. Its aroma, reminiscent of celery and chive, can tingle the scalp, free the neck, and spread quickly throughout the body. Chuan Xiong’s main functions are intended to promote the flow of blood and Qi, dispel wind, and relieve pain. It is powerful, fast acting, easy to use, and very cost effective.

Common Uses
* For headaches due to Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat, Wind-Damp, Blood Stagnation and Blood Deficiency. (Often used with Jing Jie oil for headaches caused by wind, and combined with Dang Gui oil for blood stagnation or deficiency headaches).
* Often prescribed to treat irregular menstrual periods and dysmenorrhea.
* Often recommended to patients with inflammation caused by injuries, carbuncles and boils.

Major known chemical constituents: ligustilide >35%, sabinene (from Kaiping extractor analysis), methyls

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.