Nature: acrid, bitter, warm
Enters: Kidney, Liver
Actions: Dispels wind-dampness; strengthens the sinews and bones; promotes Qi circulation.
• Wind-cold-damp: Bi syndrome with pain, spasms, or numbness whether perceived superficially (in the sinews) or deeply (in the bones).
• Weakness or softness in the sinews and bones: strong fortifying action.
• Traumatic injury: swelling, pain.
• Widely used in treating the elderly, both internally and as an external wash.