Nature: acrid, bitter, slightly warm
Actions: Eliminates wind-dampness; dispels obstructions from the channels and collaterals; disperses cold, relieves pain.
• Wind-damp: Bi syndrome with limited movement of joints, spasm of tendons, stiff joints, lower back pain, cramping of the muscles and sinews, sore knees.
• Pain due to trauma.
• Cold invading the spleen and stomach: epigastric and abdominal pain and diarrhea.
• Can be used for pain in either the upper or lower body.
• Some anti-neoplastic effects.