Botanical Name: Piperis Fructus

Hu Jiao

Hu Jiao

Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold

Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Hot

Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach

Dosage: 1.5-3g in decoction, crush before using; 0.5-1g in pills and powders.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.

Actions & Indications:

  • Warms the middle and disperses cold: for Stomach cold with such symptoms as vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.