Traditional Chinese Medicine/Xi Xin

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Xi-Slender

Xin-Spicy or hot in flavor

(Chinese: 细辛)

Asarum, Chinese Wild Ginger [1]

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung (b/c Xin-Spicy?)
  • Foot Shao Yin of Kidney

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Cold (Warm & Spicy)
  • Stop headache
  • Shao Yin headache (teeth/cold)
  • warm the Lung, transform Phlegm
  • very good analgesic
  • open nasal orifices

Contraindications:

  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • profuse sweating due to Qi deficiency
  • headache due to Blood deficiency
  • cough due to Yin deficiency

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection
  • renal problem

Antagonize:

  • Shan Zhu Yu
  • Huang Qi

Counteract:

  • Hua Shi

Dosage:

  • .3-1 qian (1-3 grams)

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Notes[edit]

  1. Shao-Qing Cai, Jie Yu, Xuan Wang, Rui-Qing Wang, Fu-Xiang Ran, Ming-Ying Shang, Jing-Rong Cui, Katsuko Komatsu, Tsuneo Namba. "Cytotoxic activity of some Asarum plants", Fitoterapia, Volume 79, Issue 4, June 2008, Pages 293-297.