Chinese Herb: Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha), Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
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Chinese Herb: Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha), Herba Menthae Haplocalycis

Herb 1 of 12 in Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dispels Wind-Heat, Clears the Eyes, Head, and Throat
    For common cold due to wind and heat with symptoms of fever, headache, cough, sore throat, and red eyes.
  • Vents Rashes
    For incomplete expression of rashes, especially useful for measles.
  • Disperses Liver Qi
    For constrained Liver Qi patterns with pressure in chest and flanks, gynecological problems, and unstable emotions.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases of exterior deficiency, heat due to Yin Deficiency, and nursing mothers, as this herb may lead to insufficient lactation.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1.5-6 grams. Add to the decoction in the last 5 minutes.
  • Part used: leaves or whole herb.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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