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.

Comments or Suggestions? Spot an error? Submit to
The information on this web site is provided as is, without any warranty expressed or implied.
Copyright 2007 - 2018 Square Root Computers Inc