Herb 4 of 28 in Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
KI, BL, LIV, LU
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- Resolves Dampness, Clears Heat, and Promotes Urination
For painful, difficult, or hot urinary dysfunction (Re Ling) and edema caused by Damp-Heat with symptoms such as burning, pain, urgency on urination, dribbling, or a lack of ability to urinate.
- Promotes Urination and Stops Diarrhea
For diarrhea caused by Dampness in the intestines. Che Qian Zi moves water to the Bladder and promotes urination to solidify the stool.
- Brightens the Eyes
For eye problems due to heat in the Liver channel or headaches associated with ascending Liver Yang. Symptoms include redness, pain, or swelling of the eyes.
- Dissolves Phlegm, Clears the Lungs, and Stops Cough
For cough due to heat in the Lungs with symptoms such as thick, copious, and yellow sputum.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- Use caution in cases deficient Yang Qi or exhaustion.
- Che Qian Zi promotes urination and may interfere with Diuretic drugs.
Toxicity and Overdose
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
- Frying this herb with salt increases it's tonifying effects on the Liver an Kidneys.
- Che Qian Zi may float, stick to the sides of the cooking pot, or be difficult to strain. It is therefore usually decocted in a small bag or cheesecloth.
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: