Pungent in flavour, slightly warm in nature, it acts on
the spleen, stomach and lung channels. The fragrant
flavour can eliminate damp-ness, regulate the functions of
stomach and spleen and arreste vomiting. The pungent
flavour can diperse pathogens and relieve exterior
syndrome and summer-heat. The herb is pungent without
intenseness, and slightly warm without dryness. It is
often used to eliminate pathogenic dampness and relieve
exterior syndromes of dampness retention in the middle-jiao
and affection by summer-dampness.
Eliminating dampness, arresting vomiting, reliving
exterior syndrome and summer-heat.
For dampness retention in the middle-jiao,
manifested as poor appetite, oppressive chest and greasy
tongue coating, it is often used in combination with
aromatic herbs for resolving dampness, such as eupatorium
and atractylodes rhizome.
For the syndromes of the interior impairment by
summer-heat or by cold, manifested as vomiting, diarrhes,
aversion to cold, fever, it is often used in combination
with the drugs for relieving exterior syndrome and
eliminating dampness, such as perilla leaf and magnolia
bark, known as Huoxiang Zhengqi San (Powder of Agastache
for Restoring Health).
For dampness retention in the middle-jiao, adverse
flow of stomach-qi, it is used with eupatorium, magnolia
bark. In case of vomiting due to damp-heat, it is used
with the drugs for clearing away heat, dampness and
arresting vomiting, such as coptis root, bamboo shavings,
and Administration: 5-10g.
Double the dose when use fresh herb.
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