Botanical Name: lbiziae Cortex

Category: Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Heart, Liver

Dosage: 6-15g

Key Characteristics:

  • Relieves constraint
  • Calms the spirit
  • Regulates the qi
  • Invigorates the blood

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Caution during pregnancy

Actions & Indications:

  • Calms the spirit and relieves constraint: for bad temper, depression, insomnia, irritability, and poor memory due to constrained emotions.
  • Harmonizes the blood, stops pain, and reconnects the sinews and bones: for pain and swelling due to trauma, including fractures. This function is very mild.
  • Dissipates swellings and reduces abscesses: for the pain and swelling of abscesses, both external and internal.