Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sacred Lotus Arts Please Support
Chinese Medicine!
Chinese Herbs "The Spleen is the residence of thought"
Learn the Chinese Herbs!
TCM Herb Qualities
Tastes & Properties TCM Herb Explorer
General TCM Herbs
Drug Interactions Incompatible Herbs Toxic or Endangered Latin Name Notes
 

Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Previous Herb in CategoryNext Herb in Category Herb 1 of 12 in Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He

Actions

  • 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.

Dosage

  • 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:

Buy Chinese Herb Buy Now ›
Free Shipping
Orders Over $75