Herba Asari, Asarum heterotropoides
[Parts Used and Preparation]
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Kidney
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic wind factors and dispel cold factors. It can relieve pain, warm the lungs, and remove dampness and phlegm.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases with exterior symptoms caused by exogenous pathogenic wind-cold factors.
• Various types of pain including headaches, toothache, and joint pain.
• Nasal congestion and sinusitis.
• Cough and difficult breathing caused by the pathogenic cold and phlegm factors.
1.5–3 grams. Add water to make decoctions.
[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
Avoid over-dosages. The herb cannot be used by those with sweating caused by Qi-deficiency, headaches caused by excessive Yang, or dry cough. It should not be used together with the herb Li Lu (Veratrum).