sweet, neutral; affinity to Sp., Lu., K. meridians nourishes spleen, relieves diarrhea; benefits lungs, reduces cough; benefits kidneys, prevents leakage of kidney Jing, relieves spermatorrhea and leukorrhea, alleviates diabetes
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.
sweet, neutral; affinity to Sp., Lu. meridians tonifies the Zhong Qi [spleen Qi], improves digestive function; benefits lung Qi, alleviates shortage of breath; nourishes blood, promotes generation of body fluids
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral; ; affinity to Sp., Kid. meridians benefits spleen, relieves diarrhea; restrains leakage of kidney Qi, alleviates spermatorrhea; eliminates damp-heat descending, removes leukorrhea
tonifies liver Yin and kidney Yin, nourishes blood, improves vision, moistens lungs