Traditional Chinese Medicine/Xiang Ru

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nickname: "Summer Ma Huang"

(Chinese name: 香薷)

Latin name: Herba Elsholtziae

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Lung
  • Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • expel summerheat and dampness
  • disperse Wind-Cold (Warm & Spicy)
  • expel Summer Heat, transform Damp
  • promote urination, reduce swelling

Contraindications:

  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • sweating due to Wei Qi deficiency

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection
  • may cause vomiting if taken hot

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

Cooking:

  • cook short time for Exterior disorder

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