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.