Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior
Taste: Sweet, Acrid
Channels: Stomach, Spleen
Cautions & Contraindications:
Actions & Indications:
- Discharges exterior conditions and releases the muscles: for exterior disorders lodged in the muscles manifesting in fever, headache, and stiff or thight upper back and neck.
- Relieves heat and generates fluids: for thirst due to Stomach heat. Especially appropriate in cases of externallly contracted heat.
- Vents and discharges measles: to hasten recovery from measles with incomplete expression of the rash.
- Relieves heat and generates fluids: for irritability and thirst from externally contracted heat or wasting and thirsting disease with internal heat.
- Raises the yang and stops diarrhea: for diarrhea or dysentric disorders due to heat. Can also be used for diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency, when combined with appropriate herbs.
- Treats symptoms of hypertension: this herb has recently been used to treat the headache, dizziness, tinnitus, or paresthesias that can accompany hypertension.
- Ge Gen Tang
- Ge Gen Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang (Ge Gen Qin Lian Tang)
- + Huang Qi: lowers blood pressure, treats diseases of the cervical vertebrae, diabetes.
- + Shao Yao & Gan Cao: for hard and painful muscles, and diarrhea.
According to Huang Huang:
- Ge Gen types are similar to alcohol overconsumption, tending towards dizziness, unclear thinking, headache, thirst, dry mouth, occipital discomfort, and diarrhea.
- Ge Gen ascends the clear to help with:
- Circulation to the head and occiput.
- Vessel problems of the heart and head.
- Tinnitus or sudden deafness, rhinitis, tooth pain, neck and shoulder issues, and bell’s palsy.
- The discomfort of Gen Gen patterns is along the whole back from the occiput to the lumbar region.