Nature: acrid, slightly warm
Enters: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Stomach, Spleen
Actions: Promotes the downward movement of Qi; reduces stagnation; expels dampness; promotes urination, reduces edema.
• Food stagnation, Qi obstruction: epigastric and abdominal distention, regurgitation of food, belching with acid regurgitation. Especially useful when these disorders are accompanied by constipation.
• Damp stagnation in the stomach and intestines.
• Abdominal distention with edema, especially superficial edema, or the symptoms of food stagnation. Also for damp leg qi.
• Strengthens the contractions and tension of the intestines.