Huoxiang

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Transform Dampness
11-TD-01

Huoxiang / Houpo / Cangzhu / Sharen

H Agastaches seu Pogostemi/ Huoxiang


CHINESE : HUOXIANG
LATIN : H Agastaches seu Pogostemi
ENGLISH : Agastache
TRIVIAL : Patchouli

CATEGORY : Transform Dampness
Properties : Acrid. Slightly warm.
Channels : Lu, Sp, St


ACTIONS
Main herb for Dampness. Harmonizes Middle Jiao. Aromatically transforms Dampness which affects the Sp. Releases Exterior, transforms turbidity.
Non-Physical: Sp selfdisgust; being nausea from yourself.


INDICATIONS
Turbid dampness creating internal obstruction; especially Middle Jiao and interfering with the transportive function of the Sp. External Pathogenic Factor Wind Cold with internal injury from Dampness.
Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal and / or epigastrial distension and fullness, reduced appetite, white moist Tonguecoating. Morning sickness. 1st stages of warm febrile diseases or SummerHeat; acute gastrointestinal problems: pain, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, fever, headache.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu with Heat signs, St-Fire.

REMARKS: H Agastaches seu Pogostemi/Huoxiang for transforming Dampness, Perilla/Zisuye for releasing exterior, Rh Phragmatis Communis/Lugen for clearing St-Heat. All effective in controlling vomiting.

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