Nature: bitter, slightly cold
Enters: Heart, Liver
Actions: Cools the blood; relieves swelling; eliminates wind-dampness; unblocks the channels.
• Wind-damp: Bi, spasm of tendons (especially suitable for wind-damp-heat).
• Heat in the blood: sore and swollen throat, carbuncles, red, hot, painful abscesses, toxic sores.
• Can be used for pain in either the upper or lower body.
• One component, Arctiin, is vasodilatory and lowers blood pressure.