Botanical Name: Piperis longi Fructus
Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold
Channels Entered: Stomach, Large Intestine
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with yin deficiency and heat.
Actions & Indications:
- Warms the middle, disperses cold from the Stomach and Intestines, and alleviates pain: for cold congealing and leading to qi stagnation in the epigastrium and abdomen with such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, belching, acid regurgitation, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
- Applied as a powder for toothache, often with Hu Jiao.