Nature: sweet, salty, neutral
Enters: Lung, Liver
Actions: Calms the liver, relieves convulsions and palpitations; descends the Lung Qi; resolves phlegm.
• Stubborn phlegm: cough and difficulty breathing with old, viscous, clumped phlegm.
• Liver wind stirring, phlegm-heat: convulsions, palpitations, seizures, mania-withdrawal.
• Severe food stagnation.
• Bensky/Gamble classifies as an herb to stop cough and wheezing.
• Duan meng shi, the calcined form, is more easily absorbed then the raw form.