Herb 8 of 12 in
Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Chinese Herb Actions
Clears Heat and Disperses Wind
For Wind-Heat common cold, especially if the main complaint is headache or eye pain.
- Clears Wind and Heat in the Liver Channel
Treats excessive tearing, cataract, night-blindness, and Blood-shot eyes.
- Drains Dampness and Expels Wind
For Wind-Damp Bi pain and spasms in the limbs with numbness, cramping, and a heavy sensation.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Caution in cases of headache due to blood and Yin Deficiency, and stomach qi Deficiency. Traditionally this herb is not recommended with Radix Aconiti (wu tuo) and Gypsum (shi gao).
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 6-12 grams.
- Part used: fruit.
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: