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Bo He

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 06:20 PM
Release the Exterior

1 TASTE
Pungent and cool


2 MERIDIANS
Lung and liver


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To disperse wind-heat and clear the head and eyes; 2. To promote liver qi, allowing it to flow freely; 3. To bring rashes to the surface


4 INDICATIONS
1. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as headache, mild aversion to wind and cold, sore throat and red eyes. Mentha (Bo He) is used with Platycodon root (Jie Geng), Arctium fruit (Niu Bang Zi) and Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua).2. Early stage of measles with slight rash. Mentha (Bohe) is used with Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) and Pueraria root (Ge Gen).3. Stagnation of qi in the liver manifested as full sensation and pain in the chest and costal region. Mentha (Bohe) is used with White peony root (Bai Shao) and Bupleurum root (Chai Hu) in the formula Xianyao San.


5 DOSAGE
2-10g


6 COUTIONS
This herb should not be boiled for a long time.


Bo He

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