|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Elsholtziae|
|Botanical Name:||Elsholtzia splendens Nakai ex F. Maekawa|
|Common Name:||Elsholtzia, Aromatic Madder|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The entire plant, when it sis ripe is gathered dried in the sunshine and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and slightly warm|
|Meridian:||Lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To promote diaphoresis and release the exterior
To resolve dampness and harmonize the spleen and stomach
To promote water metabolism and release edema
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome occurring in the summer season manifested as chills, fever, headache, absence of sweating, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
*Use with Hyacinth bean (Biandou).
2. Edema and dysuria.
*Use with White atractylodes (Baizhu).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in deficiency exterior syndrome with sweating.|