Lu Lu Tong – Sweetgum fruit – Liquidambar – “All Roads Open”

Nature: bitter, neutral

Enters: Liver, Stomach

Actions: Promotes blood and Qi circulation; opens the middle Jiao; unblocks the channels; promotes urination.

• Stagnation: Epigastric pain, abdominal distention, irregular, scanty menses.
• Wind-damp Bi syndrome with pain and stiffness of the lumbar region and knees.
• Edema with difficult urination.
• Doctrine of signatures: resembles a pollen grain or mast cell – useful for allergic disorders. Also, Li: its tiny points indicate its ability to guide to small places (sinuses, channels, etc.).
Hsu: Anti-allergic effect, cures urticaria and allergic rhinitis.

Dose: 3-9g

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