Nature: sweet, slightly cold
Enters: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Small Intestine
Actions: Clears heat; expels phlegm; promotes discharge of pus; promotes urination; drains dampness.
• Heat in the Lungs or intestines: expectoration of thick, yellow sputum, etc.
• Damp-heat with phlegm obstruction in the upper or lower Jiao: intestinal abscess, Lung abscess – when the patient is exhausted easily, scar tissue surrounds the abscess and antibiotics cannot get through.
• Especially useful in the treatment of damp-heat vaginal discharge.
• Topical: grind and use the powder as sunscreen.