Fennel Fruit (Xiaohuixiang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Foeniculi|
|Botanical Name:||Foeniculum vulgare Mill.|
|Common Name:||Fennel fruit|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The fruit is gathered in late summer or early autumn and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver, kidney, spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To dispel cold and stop pain; To regulate qi and harmonize the stomach|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cold stagnation in the liver meridians manifested as hernia.
*Use with Cinnamon bark (Rougui) and Lindera root (Wuyao) in the formula Nuangan Jian.
2. Cold in the stomach manifested as vomiting and epigastric distension and pain.
*Use with Dried ginger (Ganjiang) and Coptis root (Muxiang).