Carrot-family member with an upright ridged stem, deeply cut leaves, and flowers in dense clusters.
Habitat & Cultivation
Notopterygium root is native to central and western China. The root is unearthed in spring or autumn.
Notopterygium root contains furanocoumarins, sterols, and a volatile oil.
Medicinal Actions & Uses
Notopterygium root is taken mainly for colds and chills, fevers, headache, general aches and pains, and malaise. The herb is warming and pungent, counters cold and damp conditions, and promotes sweating, especially in fevers. It is also prescribed for neck and back pain.
At high dosage notopterygium root may cause vomiting.