|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Eupatorii|
|Botanical Name:||Eupatorium fortunei Turcz.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The aerial parts of the plant are harvested either in summer or autumn, with autumn being preferable. They are cut into pieces and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and neutral|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To transform dampness
To release summer-heat
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Dampness blocking spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.
*Use with Agastache (Huoxiang), Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu), Magnolia bark (Houpo) and Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou).
2. Invasion by exogenous summer-heat and dampness or early stage of damp-heat febrile diseases manifested as stifling sensation in the chest, absence of hunger, low-grade fever and sallow complexion.
*Use with Agastache (Huoxiang), Sweet wormwood (Qinghao), Talc (Huashi) and Coix seed (Yiyiren).