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Shi Chang Pu #1067

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Pin Ying Name: Shi Chang Pu

Chinese Name: 石菖蒲

English Name: Grass-Leaf Sweetflag

Latin Name: Acorus Gramineus

Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Warm
Aromatic
Heart
Stomach
Liver
Spleen
Lung
1.5-10g 1.5-3g (Eye or Throat Complaints) 4.5-7.5g (Sensory Disturbance or Vexation) 9g (Facilitate Bowel Movements and Urination) 10-15g (Fresh)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Opens the Orifices, vaporizes Phlegm, removes filth, calms the Spirit and disperses Wind

  • Phlegm-Dampness Veiling and Blocking the Sensory Orifices with deafness, dizziness, forgetfulness, dulled senses, and seizures or stupor
  • Wind-Phlegm with seizures or stupor

Transforms turbid Dampness, harmonizes the Middle Jiao, awakens the Spleen and promotes the movement of Qi

  • Dampness Distressing the Spleen and Stomach with chest and epigastric fullness and abdominal fullness and pain due to Dampness and Turbidity Obstructing the Middle Jiao

Promotes Blood flow, reduces swelling and alleviates Wind-Damp Bi and sores (internally and topically)

  • Wind-Cold-Damp Bi
  • Sores (internally and topically)
  • Trauma

Benefits the throat

  • Hoarse voice due to laryngitis or inflammation of the vocal cords
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs or Blood Deficiency .
  • Use caution for those with irritability, excessive sweating, hematemesis, or spermatorrhea.
  • Avoid long-term use or overdose.