Huo Xiang - Aromatics that Transform Damp
SP, ST, LU (4.5-9g)


Huo Xiang - Who's Young?

Old folks will stop to smell the flowers in the rain but you know you're young when rain makes you want to vomit. Young folks want to play outside and get their hands dirty with fungus and they can't stand cooking for too long!

If Grandma feeds those kids jalapenos (cc: ST fire) they will get sleepless nights (cc: yin def w/ heat).

English Name: agastache, wrinkled giant hyssop
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Agastache
Properties: acrid, slightly warm, aromatic

Explanation of Key Words in this story...
smell the flowers in the rain aromatically transforms damp
rain makes you want to vomit stops vomit due to damp
outside and get their hands dirty releases exterior; transforms turbidity
can't stand cooking for too long a time! don't cook for too long period of time


      Huo Xiang Actions and Indications
  • Aromatically transforms damp (fullness, nausea, abdominal end epigastric distension; vomit, poor appetite, diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, greasy tongue coat)
  • Stops vomit due to damp (nausea / vomiting due to dampness, cold or heat; morning sickness)
  • Releases exterior; Transform Turbidity (exterior summer-damp invasion with or without wind cold; damp warm-febrile, chills, fever, headache, abdominal distension, nausea, diarrhea; damp-cold malaria, topically for fungal infection)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: ST fire)
  • (cooking: do not cook for too long a time)
    Special Notes:
  • Huo Xiang has a broad spectrum antibiotic effect and it increases gastric juice secretion and promotes digestion.

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