Herb 17 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
- Unblocks the Yang Qi, Disperses Cold Phlegm Stagnation
For chest pain, angina, flank or upper back pain, dyspnea, cough, wheezing, and a stifling sensation in the chest due to obstructed Yang Qi with excess cold stagnated phlegm.
- Directs the Qi Down, Eliminates Stagnation
Treats diarrhea and dysentery with tenesmus
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use in cases of Qi Deficiency
- Caution in cases of Yin Deficiency or Febrile disease
- Avoid in patients hypersensitive to onions and garlic
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
Toxicity and Overdose
- Irritation to the gastric mucosa is possible after long term use. Severe watery diarrhea is possible immediately following ingestion. Avoid if intolerant to garlic and onions.
- 5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
- 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: