Feng Mi (Honey)

Feng Mi (Honey)

Herb 4 of 13 in Herbs that Tonify Qi

Neutral Feng Mi (Mel)
Sweet, Neutral
Tone Marks:
fēng mì
Bee Honey
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach
    Helps raise the appetite, alleviate pain, and supplement energy
  • Moistens the Lungs
    Useful for chronic Lung Deficiency with cough
  • Lubricates the Intestines
    For dry constipation due to lack of fluids
  • Dispels Toxins
    Used for both ingested poisons and Heat Toxins in the superficial layers of the body
  • Aid in preparing medicines
    Feng Mi is added to many formulas to help bind powdered herbs together. It also helps in slowing the release of herbs once ingested, which can help in decreasing the frequency of dosing.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in Damp or Phlegm conditions
  • Do not use in cases of bloating or fullness in the abdomen
  • Exercise caution in patients with loose stool
  • Honey can contain spores that spread infant botulism, do not use for infants under 1 year of age
  • Allergic reactions, including urticaria and gastrointestinal problems, have been associated with ingestion of honey in children

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Notes

  • Antidote for Wu Tou overdose. Use 50-100 grams of Feng Mi with warm water

References Used

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