Herb 5 of 12 in
Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Herba Lemnae Seu Spirodelae
Chinese Herb Actions
Releases the Exterior and Causes Sweating
For wind heat invasion with body and headache. Sometimes prescribed alone, this herb is one of the few cool, spicy herbs that is a strong diaphoretic.
- Vents Rashes
Allows rashes to resolve more quickly. Used for measles and wind rash.
- Promotes Urination, Removes Water, and reduces swelling
For superficial edema, especially in the upper body accompanied by difficult urination.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Contraindicated in exterior deficiency and any type of profuse or spontaneous sweating.
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 3-6 grams, up to 9 grams in severe cases.
Chinese Herb Notes
- May be used topically as a wash for rashes.