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Xiang Ru #1118M

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Pin Ying Name: Xiang Ru

Chinese Name: 香薷

English Name: Haizhou Elsholtzia

Latin Name: Moslae, Herba

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

Induces sweating, releases the Exterior, expels Summeheat, transforms Dampness and harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach

  • Wind-Cold during the summer, especially when accompanied by Dampness with chills, fever, headache, anhidrosis, body aches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
  • Externally contracted Summerheat or Dampness

Promotes urination and reduces swelling

  • Edema and urinary difficulty especially if associated with external invasion
  • Contraindicated for those with profuse sweating due to Exterior Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi or Yin Deficiency.
  • Do not take as a tea on a daily basis.
  • It may cause vomiting if taken hot.
  • Do not store this herb near fire.