Nature: acrid, warm
Enters: Lung, Stomach
Actions: Disperses wind-cold; opens the nose.
• Any nasal or sinus conditions: nasal congestion or obstruction, nasal discharge, loss of sense of smell, related headache.
• Wind-cold or wind-heat: key herb (first choice) for sinusitis and rhinitis.
• Stronger than Cang er zi to open the nose.
• The hairs can irritate the throat (use a tea bag or grind to a powder).
• This herb has also been prepared as an ointment and an aerosol for local application: when applied to nasal mucosa, Xin yi hua causes a reduction in secretions.
DY: Often combined with Cang er zi. See Cang er zi in this category for the properties and indications of this combination.