Nature: bitter, astringent, neutral
Actions: Clears heat and toxicity; invigorates blood circulation; promotes flow of the channels.
• Wind-heat EPI.
• Lung heat: cough, water distention in the larynx, swollen painful throat, tonsillitis.
• An ingredient in the popular patent remedy Gan Mao Ling.
• Coronary disease; thrombotic infarction; vasculitis.
• Topical: burns.
• Anti-tussive; bacteriostatic; expectorant; hypotensive; dilates coronary arteries; probably has antiviral properties.
Dose: 30-120g (to 500g for phlebitis)