Botanical Name: Junci Medulla
Category: Drain DampnessTaste: Sweet, Bland Temperature: Slightly Cold Channels Entered: Lung, Heart, Small Intestine
Cautions & Contraindications:
Actions & Indications:
- Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dribbling: for hot painful urinary dribbling or other heat disorders with dark, scanty urine.
- Clears the Heart and directs fire downward: moves heat from the Heart channel downward into the Small Intestine channel where it is expelled through the urine. Commonly used in childhood sleep disorders accompanied by dark, scanty urine and irritability, especially at night. Can be used alone for this purpose.
- Also used in adults for insomnia or restless sleep due to lack of communication between the Heart and the Kidneys (i.e., excessive Heart fire with Kidney yin deficiency).
- Clears Lung Heat: for throat inflammation.