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Introduction To Peppermint  (bo he)  









Peppermint (bo he)

Herba Menthae


Properties: Peppermint is pungent in flavour, cool in nature and acts on the lung and liver channels. Pungent for dispersion and cool for clearing heat, it can disperse pathogenic wind-heat from the lung channel, clear heat from the head and eye, promote eruption, relieve sore throat, regulate the liver-qui, soothe the liver and alleviate mental depression, It is often used to treat wind-heat affected by exopathogens and stagnation of the liver-qi.

Effects: Dispersing wind-heat, easing sore throat, promoting eruption, soothing the liver and alleviating mental depression.


1.To treat wind-heat affected by exopathogens, fever and headache, or initial stage of epidemic febrile disease at Wei phase, peppermint is often used in combination with honeysuckle flower, forsythia fruit and other herbs, such as Yin Qiao Powder.

2.  To treat headache, conjunctival congestion, sore throat and other symptoms due to upward attack by wind-heat, peppermint can be used in combination with mulberry leaf, chrysanthemum flower, schizonepeta and other herbs.

3. To treat infantile measles without smooth eruption or itching from Germen measles, it is often used in combination with schizonepeta, ledebouriella root, arnebia or lithosperm root and other herbs.

In addition, peppermint can also be used to treat syndromes caused by stagnation of the liver-qi. However, because its potency is relatively weak, it is mainly used as an auxiliary herb.

Dosage and Administration: 1.5-6g. To be decocted later.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Peppermint (bo he) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 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 Peppermint (bo he) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


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


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