Category: Extinguish Wind and Stop TremorsTaste: Acrid, Salty Temperature: Neutral Channels Entered: Liver, Lung
Dosage: 3-9g in decoction; 1-1.5g when powdered and swallowed.
- Eliminates wind
- Drains heat
- Transforms phlegm
- Disperses clumping
Cautions & Contraindications:
- None noted
Actions & Indications:
- Extinguishes wind and stops spasms and convulsions: for childhood convulsions or facial paralysis. Also used for seizures from either internal stirring of Liver wind or wind-phlegm-heat, especially the latter.
- Dispels wind, disperses wind-heat, and stops itching and pain: for headache, red eyes, and sore, swollen throat, as well as itching skin lesions such as wind rash, from either externally-contracted wind-heat or Liver wind. Also used for loss of voice.
- Transforms phlegm, softens what is hard, and dissipates nodules: for phlegm-heat scrofula and other phlegm nodules.
- Expels wind and stops itching: for itching skin lesions such as wind rash.