Cloves (Ding Xiang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Caryophylatae|
|Botanical Name:||Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxing Lun|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flower buds are gathered in September or March, when the buds turn bright red. Then, they are dried.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen, stomach and kidney|
|Functions:||To warm the spleen and stomach and direct rebellious qi downward; To warm the kidneys and tonify the yang|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cold in the stomach manifested as belching and vomiting.
*Use with Pinellia tuber (Banxia) and Fresh ginger (Shengjiang).
2. Weakness and cold in the spleen and stomach manifested as poor appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
*Use with Amomum fruit (Sharen) and White atractylodes (Baizhu).
3. Weakness and cold in the stomach manifested as belching and vomiting.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen) or Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen) and Fresh ginger (Shengjiang).
4. Kidney yang deficiency manifested as impotence.
*Use with Prepared aconite root (Fuzi), Cinnamon bark (Rougui), Morinda root (Baijitian) and Epimedium (Yinyanghuo).
|Cautions:||This herb should not be combined with Curcuma root (Yujin).