Botanical Name: Zanthoxyli Pericarpium

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Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold

Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Hot

Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Stomach

Dosage: 3-6g

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.

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