Category: Warm, Acrid, Release the ExteriorTaste: Acrid, Aromatic Temperature: Warm Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with warm pathogen disease, or with qi and exterior deficiency
Actions & Indications:
- Releases the exterior and disperses cold: for externally contracted wind-cold with such symptoms as fever, chills, headache, nasal congestion, cough, or stifling sensation in the chest, as in Xing Su San and Xiang Su San.
- Promotes the movement of qi and expands the chest: for nausea, vomiting, or poor appetite, as in Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San. Also used as an auxilary herb to invigorate the blood.
- Use during pregnancy: for calming a restless fetus, or for morning sickness.
- Resolves seafood poisoning: used either alone or with other herbs.
- Huo Xiang
- Xing Ren: cough
- Sha Ren, Chen Pi: restless fetus caused by stagnant qi.
- Sheng Jiang: nausea & vomiting, especially due to seafood poisoning.
- Huang Lian: for morning sickness and irritability during pregnancy, or whenever middle Jiao stagnation tends toward heat.
- Huo Xiang Chen Qi Tang: for ‘tourista’
- Xing Su San
- Xiang Su San
- Directs the Qi downwards and vents the Lung qi to treat cough.
- Not to be used for vomiting due to heat.