Gao Ben – Chinese Ligusticum Root – Rhizoma Ligustici

Gao Ben

English Name: Ligusticum

Pharmaceutical name: Rhizoma Ligustici

Medica Category: Wind-Cold Releasing Herbs

Properties: Gao Ben enters the Urinary Bladder channel; it is acrid in nature and warm in temperature.

What is Gao Ben?:

The Chinese Herb Gao Ben is dried Chinese Lovage root (Ligusticum sinense Oliv.).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Gao Ben:

Gao Ben releases the exterior and dispels cold. It enters the du governing channel and thus is specific for treating pain from wind-cold at any point along this channel.

Gao Ben treats vertex headaches associated with wind-cold invasion.