Aromatic Herbs that Transform DampnessTaste: bitter, acrid Temperature: warm Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Cautions and Contraindications:
- Use with caution during pregnancy
Actions and Indications:
- Promotes the movement of qi in the middle burner and resolves stagnation: for qi stagnation affecting the Spleen and Stomach, and in cases of food stagnation, with such symptoms as chest and/or abdominal distension and fullness. This is an important herb for reducing and eliminating distension and fullness and can be used whenever these symptoms occur due to qi stagnation.
- Promotes the movement of qi downward, dries dampness, and transforms phlegm: for dampness or phlegm obstructing the middle burner affecting the qi dynamic. Symptoms include distension, fullness, nausea, and diarrhea. The tongue coating is usually turbid and greasy.
- Directs qi downward, reduces phlegm, and calms wheezing: for cough and wheezing from phlegm clogging the Lungs.