Pei Lan - Aromatics that Transform Damp
SP, ST, LU (4.5-9g)


Pai Lan - Pei Lan was Pele's brother...

Did you know that the great soccer player Pele had a brother? Yeah, Pei Lan was pretty good at soccer too. The only problem was that Pei Lan sucked during a summer rain because he would suffer from excess salivation when he smelled flowers during the rain!

Pei Lan developed sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency) from his failure to play Pro Soccer..

English Name: eupatorium, fortune eupatorium
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Eupatorii
Properties: acrid, neutral, aromatic

   Explanation of Key Words in this story...
summer-time rain releases summer damp
smelled flowers during the rain aromatically transforms damp


      Pei Lan Actions and Indications
  • Aromatically transforms damp (stifling sensation in chest; lack of appetite; nausea, white sticky tongue coat; damp-heat in SP channel with sweet sticky taste in mouth, excessive saliva, foul breath)
  • Releases summer-damp (external damp-summer-heat with nausea; early stage damp-heat warm-febrile disease)
  • (cc: yin deficiency)
  • (cooking: do not cook for long periods of time)
    Special Notes:
  • Pei Lan is frequently used together with Huo Xiang to clear summer damp. Pei Lan is best for damp retention in the chest and a sweet taste in the mouth, while Huo Xiang more effectively disperses damp in the middle jiao.

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