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1. Elsholtzia splendens Nakai ex F. Maekawa
Elshotzia, Aromatic madder
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The entire plant, when it is ripe, is gathered, dried in the sunshine and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Pungent and slightly warm
Lung and stomach
1. To promote diaphoresis and release the exterior; 2. To resolve dampness and harmonize the spleen and stomach; 3. To promote water metabolism and release edema
Indications & Combinations
1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome occurring in the summer season manifested as chills, fever, headache, absence of sweating, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Elsholtzia (Xiangru) is used with Hyacinth bean (Biandou).
2. Edema and dysuria. Elsholtzia (Xiangru) is used with White atractylodes (Baizhu).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in deficiency exterior syndrome with sweating.
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