Tumeric in TICM
Yu Jin, Radix Curcamae, Turmeric Tuber Turmeric is a known superfood, and as a TICM herb it is quite spectacular as well. It promotes circulation through the movement of Blood (Qi) and Blood, relieving pain and stiffness and improving digestion. It especially treats the Gallbladder system through clearing obstruction and sludge, and as a positive effect on the spirit, alleviating anxiety and agitation. TICM herbal classification: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood. This herb has been proven to invigorate the circulation of Blood, activate vital energy for resolving stagnation, clearing Heart fire and cooling Blood, together with normalising Gallbladder to cure jaundice. Taste: Acrid, Bitter Temperature: Cold Channels entered: Heart, Lung, Liver and Gallbladder I prescribe various Blood formula’s to relieve painful menstruation, clear heat in Blood, calm the spirit, and remove Blood stasis, making sure all necessary channels are open to increase healthy fertility. Actions of Yu Jin Alleviates pain: irregular menses, menstrual cramps, masses (especially in abdomen). Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, regulates Qi flow, speeds healing of chronic sores: Blood Stasis due to trauma (topical and internal), Chronic sores, Liver Qi Stagnation with chest, menstrual cramps and abdominal pain, especially useful for Liver Qi Stagnation with heat signs. Clear Heat and Cool Blood: for bleeding due to Heat in the Blood including epistaxis, haematemesis, haematuria, and epistaxis during menses. Clears the Heart and Pericardium and opens the Orifices: Phlegm Heat Obstructing the Heart Orifices with anxiety, agitation, seizures or mental derangement. Benefits the Gallbladder: clears Gallbladder disorders and jaundice.