Anchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit

Taste: Sweet
Temperature: Warm
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver

Dosage: 9-15g

Key Characteristics:

  • Calms the spirit
  • Nourishes Liver blood
  • Warms the Penetrating vessel, Conception vessel, and Womb

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with fire from yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Sedates the Heart and settles tremors and palpitations: for disorientation, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, or convulsions due to either Heart blood deficiency or ascendant Liver yang.
  • Warms the Lungs and directs the qi downward: for cough or wheezing due to cold from deficiency of the Lungs.  Used for wheezing with copious sputum.
  • Warms the Womb while warming and unblocking the Penetrating and Conception vessels: for excessive menstruation, uterine bleeding, or infertility due to cold from deficiency of the Womb.