Introduction To Clove (ding xiang)

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   Introduction To Clove (ding xiang)











Clove (ding xiang)

Flos Caryophylli

Properties: The herb is pungent in flavour, and warm in nature. It acts on the spleen, stomach and Kinney channels. Being pungent and warm for dispersing cold, sinking the flow, and for warming the middle Jiao and dispersing cold from thd, spleen and stomach, it is an important herb for lowing rebellious stomach¡ªQi to arrest hiccup and vomiting. Moving downward to the kidney, the herb can also warm and support kidney-yang.

Effect: Warming the middle-jiao, lowering the adverse rising, warming the kidney and supporting Yang.


1.  The herb is often used in combination with fresh ginger, kakicalyx and dangshen for warming the middle-jiao, restoring Qi, lowering adverse rising and arresting hiccup, such as Dingxiang Shidi Decoction, to treat cold of insufficiency type in the middle-jiao, vomiting and hiccup; and with pinellia tuber for warming in the middle-jiao, lowering adverse rising and arresting vomiting, to treat vomiting due to cold in the stomach.

2. To treat of insufficiency type in the lower-jiao, deficiency of the kidney and impotence, the herb can be used in combination with morinda root, epimedium, Chinese cassia bark and other herbs for warming the kidney and strengthening Yang.

Dosage and Administration: 2-5g.  





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Clove (ding xiang) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 5 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Clove (ding xiang) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $57.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.

Agkistrodon Snake (bai hua she)

  Agkistrodon acutus

Properties: Sweet and salty in flavour, warm in nature, being poisonous, it acts on liver channel. The action may pass through exterior to interior, promoting the bone and expelling the wind, clearing the channels to arrest convulsion. It is suitable for rheumatic arthralgia, headache due to latent wind, tetanus, leprosy, intractable tinea, etc.

Effects: Expelling the wind and clearing channel, arresting the wind and convulsion.


1.  For rheumatic arthralgia, muscle spasm, it is used in combination with pubescent angelica root (Radix Angelicae pubescentis), Chinese angelica root (Radix Angelicae sinensis) and acanthopanax bark ( Cortex Acanthopanacis radicis), soaking in wine for drinking; for aphonia caused by apoplexy or hemiplagia, it is used together with astragalus root ( Radix Astragali seu Hedysari), and Chinese angelica root to tonify the Qi and blood, expel the wind and clear channels.

2.    For opisthotonus caused by tetanus, it is often used together with scorpion (Scorpio), gastrodia tuber ( Rhizoma Gastrodiae) and Arisaema consanguineum Schott; for infantile convulsion caused by high fever, it is used in combination with cow bezoare (Calculus Bovis) and Arisaema Bilis.

In addition, it is suitable for headache caused by latent wind, chronic infantile convulsion due to insufficiency of spleen, leprosy and intractable tinea.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g in decoction; 0.5-1g in powder. One whole snake for decoction; 0.5-1g for powder.

Zaocys Dhumnades (Cantor)

It belongs to Calubridae (Family Zaocys). This drug is the whole snake after removal of its viscera. Sweet in flavour, neutral in nature, and nonpoisonous, its effects are similar to those of Agkistrodon snake but milder. The usual dosage is 5-10g, 2-3g in powder.