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Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

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Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 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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