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Bo He #1243M

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Pin Ying Name: Bo He

Chinese Name: 薄荷

English Name: Mint

Latin Name: Mentha, Herba

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Herbs that Release the Exterior: Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Disperses Wind-Heat, cools and clears the head and eyes and benefits the throat

  • Wind-Heat with fever, cough, headache, red eyes and a sore throat

Vents rashes

  • Early-stage rashes e.g. measles

Relieves Stagnation of Liver Qi

  • Liver Qi Stagnation with pressure in the chest or flanks, emotional instability and gynecological problems

Expels turbid filth

  • Exposure to unclean Qi in the Summertime leading to gastric distress with abdominal pain, vomiting. diarrhea and a thick, yellow, greasy tongue coat
  • Contraindicated for debilitated patients with Exterior Deficiency (spontaneous sweat).
  • Contraindicated for those with Liver Yang Rising.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency due to Yin Deficiency Heat.
  • This herb is not recommended for nursing mothers. It may lead to insufficient lactation.
  • Contraindicated for those with hiatal hernia.
  • The essential oil should not be inhaled by small children.