Clear Heat, Resolve ToxicityTaste: Bitter Temperature: Cold Channels: Lung
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with loose stools, as ingestion can lead to watery diarrhea. Relatively contraindicated during pregnancy.
Actions & Indications:
- Clears heat, resolves toxicity, and improves the condition of the throat: for swelling and pain of the throat due to fire excess, fire toxin, or phlegm-heat obstruction. Sometimes used alone for sore throat.
- Transforms phlegm and clears the Lungs: for cough and wheezing with phlegm obstruction. Its effect on phlegm is so strong that it is combined with warming herbs in treating obstruction and clogging due to cold- phlegm.