sweet, neutral; affinity to 12 meridians [mainly Sp., St. meridians nourishes spleen, benefits the Qi; moistens lungs, eliminates phlegm, relieves cough; detoxifies pathogens; moderates and harmonizes effects of other herbs; alleviates spasm and convulsion Sho Yao Gan Cao Tang: Traditionally used in combination with Peony White (Bai Shao) for acute abdomen case.
releases the exterior, facilitates rash eruption; clears heat, detoxifies pyogenic pathogens; raises Yang Qi, relieves prolapse of internal organs
clears heat, drains dampness, detoxifies pyogenic pathogens; expels wind and dampness, relieves itch@
regulates and promotes Qi, warms the middle, mostly removes Qi blockage in lungs and spleen, drains dampness, eliminates stagnation in abdomen & chest
dissolves food stagnation from meat and fat, relieves abdominal distention; breaks up stagnant Qi, eliminates blood stasis, circulates blood, reduces fat element, especially cholesterol
clears heat, cools blood, expels pyogenic pathogens, especially damp-heat in stomach and intestines, relieves dysentery-like disorders Used in Forumla Bai Tou Weng Tang
tonifies spleen Qi, drains dampness; invigorates fluid circulation, relieves edema; consolidates the exterior, alleviates profuse sweat; pacifies womb, calms restless fetus