Nature: acrid, slighty bitter, sour, warm
Enters: Liver, Spleen, Lung
Actions: Frees the flow of liver Qi; regulates Qi; adjusts the middle Jiao; resolves phlegm; mildly dries dampness; harmonizes the stomach, strengthens the spleen.
• Liver Qi stagnation: costal, hypochondriac, or flank pain, distention in the chest, belching.
• Spleen/stomach Qi stagnation: distention and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, epigastric pain, poor appetite, belching, nausea, vomiting.
• Lung phlegm: cough with copious sputum. Especially useful for unrelenting coughs with chest pain.
• Compared to Fo Shou, this herb is milder at moving Qi, but stronger at resolving phlegm.