Botanical Name: Zanthoxyli Pericarpium
Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold
Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Stomach
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
- Contraindicated in those with blazing fire due to yin deficiency.
Actions & Indications:
- Warms the middle burner, disperses cold, and alleviates pain: for Spleen or Stomach cold from deficiency with such symptoms as cold and pain in the abdomen, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Kills parasites and alleviates abdominal pain: used as an auxiliary herb for abdominal pain due to roundworms.