Herb 11 of 16 in
Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Chinese Herb Actions
Expels Summerheat From the Exterior and Dampness From the Interior
For exterior disorders in the summer or dampness with chills, fever, headache, lack of sweat, diarrhea, and body ache.
- Promotes Urination
For edema and dysuria, especially during an exterior disorder.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Contraindicated for exterior deficiency syndrome with sweating. Add Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis (huang qin) or Rhizoma Coptidis (huang lian) to reduce tendency of this herb to cause vomiting, or take at a cool temperature.
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 3-9 grams. Cook 10-15 minutes for exterior condition, cook longer for edema and make into a concentrated decoction.
- Part used: whole herb.
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: