Xi Xin [1]

Posted by : admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 12:30 AM
Chinese Medicine Herbs / Warm the Interior And Expel Cold [2]

1 TASTE
Pungent and warm


2 MERIDIANS
Lung and kidney


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To dispel cold and stop pain; 2. To warm the lungs and resolve phlegm-damp; 3. To relieve nasal congestion


4 INDICATIONS
1. Headache, toothache and obstruction pain: a ) wind-cold headache-asarum herb (Xi Xin [3]) is used with Chuanxing rhizome(Chuan Xiong [4])in the formula Chuanxiong Cha Tiao San; b) wind-cold toothache-asarum herb (Xixin) is used with dahurian angelica root (Bai Zhi [5]); c) toothache due to excessive heat in the stomach-Asarum herb (Xixin) is used with Notopterygium root (Qiang Huo [6]), Ledebouriella root (Fangfeing) and cinnamon twigs (Gui Zhi [7]).2. Wind-cold exterior syndromes manifested as chills, fever, headache and general pain. Asarum herb (Xixin) is used with Notoptery gium root (Qianghuo) and Ledebouriella root (Fang Feng [8]) in the formula Jiuwei (CV15) Luo-Connecting Point [9] qianghuo Tang.3. Cold phlegm fluid attacking the lungs manifested as asthma and cough with profuse, clear sputum. Asarum herb (Xixin) is used with Ephedra (Ma Huang [10]) and Dried ginger (Gan Jiang [11]) in the formula xiao qinglong Tang.4. Rhinorrhea manifested as copiously running nose, nasal congestion and headache. Asarum herb (Xinyi) and Mentha (Bo He [12]).


5 DOSAGE
1-3g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in headache due to deficient yin and hyperactivity of yang, or cough caused by heat in the lungs.


Xi Xin

Image of herb: Xi Xin [13]

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