Chinese Herbs: Ze Qi (Euphorbia), Euphorbiae Helioscopiae
Herb 18 of 19
Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
SI, LI, LU
Spicy, Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
Chinese Herb Actions
Transforms Phlegm, Stops Cough and Wheeze
For cough and wheezing with profuse sputum associated with acute bronchitis. For cough and wheezing with thin mucous or used alone for chronic bronchitis.
- Disperses Nodules and Dissolves Phlegm
For scrofula, nodules and hardening due to hardening of Phlegm
- Reduces Edema, Promotes Urination, Promotes Water Circulation
For edema of the upper abdomen, face, eyes, and extremities. Strongly treats Water Stagnation
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Use with caution during pregnancy
- Use with caution in cases with Cold and Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- Initial symptoms of toxic overdose or long term use are epigastric discomfort and pain. Severe cases include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, restlessness, dehydration, and shock.
- Topical application can lead to inflammation, edema, pain, and ulcers of the skin.
- This herb is considered toxic.
(while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
- 5-10 grams in decoction (Bensky)