Botanical Name: Caryophylli Flos
Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold
Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Stomach
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with internal heat.
- Some consider it to be counteracted by Yu Jin.
Actions & Indications:
- Warms the middle burner and directs rebellious qi downward: for Stomach cold with vomiting, hiccough, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, and for Spleen or Stomach cold from deficiency with lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Warms the Kidneys and aids the yang: for impotence or clear vaginal discharge due to yang deficiency of the Kidneys. This type of vaginal discharge is regarded as a manifestation of Womb cold from deficiency and is usually accompanied by weakness in the legs.