Nature: bitter, neutral
Enters: Large Intestine, Liver
Actions: Promotes blood circulation, disperses stasis, alleviates pain; clears heat; eliminates toxicity; reduces abscesses.
• A key herb for appendicitis. For appendicitis, it is often used in high doses (60g) and is combined with herbs such as Pu gong ying, Da huang, and Hou po.
• Blood stasis: dysmenorrhea, trauma, joint pain.
• Wind-dampness: joint pain.
• Heat-toxicity: abscesses, skin lesions with heat, swelling, and pain.