Botanical Name: Perilliae Fructus
Category: Relieve Cough and Wheeze
Taste: Acrid, Aromatic
Channels Entered: Lung, Large Intestine
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated where there is severe diarrhea from qi deficiency.
Actions & Indications:
- Stops cough and calms wheezing, redirects the qi downward, and dissolves phlegm: for cough and wheezing with copious phlegm. Especially useful when exhalation is more labored than inhalation and there is a stifling sensation in the chest.
- Moistens the Intestines and unblocks stool: for constipation due to dry Intestines.