E Zhu - Invigorate Blood and Resolve Masses
LV, SP (3-9g)


E Zhu (Let the E-Zoo games begin!)

The E-Zoo is an imaginary online zoo-game, where players skilfully drop food accumulations to prevent traffic jams from becoming painful stampedes in which animals run in bloody circles. Proceeds from game sales are donated to fight cancer.

Avoid video games during pregnancy (cc: pregnancy) and w/ excessive menses (cc: excessive menses)

English Name: curcuma zedoaria
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Curcumae
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
traffic jams... run in bloody circles... painful resolves blood stasis; promotes qi movement; alleviates pain
cancer treats cancer
food accumulations dissolves accumulations of food


       E Zhu Actions and Indications
  • Resolves blood stasis; promotes qi movement; alleviates pain (epigastric masses and pain, abdominal, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis, postpartum abdominal pain)
  • Dissolves accumulations of food (severe food stagnation; constriction in chest or abdomen, pain, distension, fullness)
  • Treats Cancer (modern use to treat cervical cancer; also ovarian caner, liver cancer, and luekemia)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: excessive menses)
    Special Notes:
  • Often paired with San Leng to break up blood stagnation.
  • Malignant cancers like LU, ST, LV, and esophageal cancers have been treated successfully with intravenous injectiong of E Zhu.
  • For psychiatric disorders with blood stasis like schizophrenia, 8 pills of E Zhu, Chi Shao, and Da Huang was shown to be 59.1% effective.

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