Peppermint, Herba Menthae
[Parts Used and Preparation]
The whole herb
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Liver
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb can dispel the pathogenic wind-heat factors. It may also relieve sore throat, itching, and skin rashes.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases, flu, common cold, including the early stages of epidemic febrile diseases. The symptoms of the diseases include fever, chills, headaches, and dizziness.
• Headaches and eye inflammation.
• The early stages of measles, shown as itching and rashes.
• Chest pain and hypochondriac pain.
2–10 grams. Avoid overcooking.
[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
The herb should not be used by those with spontaneous sweating.