Ding Xiang
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Ding Xiang #1270

Name: Clove Flower Bud (丁香)

Pinyin: Ding Xiang

Latin: Caryophylli, Flos

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Acrid

Cool blood to stop bleeding, relieve toxicity and heal wound.

Kidney, Spleen, Stomach, Lung

1-5g, 0.501g (Powder)

 

Description:

The flower bud of the plant “Eugenia Caryophyllata”. Collected in the period of September to March, it has the actions of warming middle energizer and dispersing cold, so it is good at checking adverse rise of qi to arrest vomiting and stop hiccup and is the essential herb for vomiting and hiccup due to stomach cold. It is usually combined with the herbs of warming middle energizer, tonifying qi and checking the adverse rise of qi.