Category Archives: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Xin Yi Hua

Xin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower)  Herb 14 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Flos Magnoliae Lilliflorae Chinese: 辛夷 Tone Marks: xīn yí Actions Disperses Wind-Cold and Opens the Nasal PassagesFor stuffy nose, nasal obstruction, congestion, discharge, loss of smell, and related sinus headache. Can be used for any […]

Sheng Jiang Pi

Sheng Jiang Pi (Fresh Ginger Rhizome Skin)  Herb 11 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, SP, ST Properties: Spicy, Cool Latin: Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens Chinese: 生姜皮 Tone Marks: shēng jiāng pí Actions Harmonizes the Middle Jiao Dispels water and reduces edema. Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. […]

Sheng Jiang

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)  Herb 10 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior      Channels: LU, SP, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis Chinese: 生姜 Tone Marks: shēng jiāng Actions Releases the Exterior and Warms the Middle JiaoFor exterior Wind-Cold, cold in the stomach causing vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal fullness with pain. Disperses […]

Gui Zhi

Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)  Herb 6 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: HT, LU, BL Properties: Spicy, Sweet, Warm Latin: Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae Chinese: 桂枝 Tone Marks: guì zhī Actions Adjusts the Ying and Wei LevelsFor Wind-Cold from deficiency when sweating does not relieve the condition. Warms the Channels and CollateralsFor Wind-Cold […]

Fang Feng

Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)  Herb 4 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels:BL, LIV, SP Properties:Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm Latin:Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae Chinese:防风 Tone Marks:fáng fēng Translation:Guard Against Wind Actions Releases the Exterior and Stops WindFor common cold with headache, body aches, and stiff neck. Dispels Wind, Cold, and Damp ConditionsFor exterior Wind-Damp painful obstruction, […]

Er Bu Shi Cao

E Bu Shi Cao (Centipeda Herb)  Herb 3 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, LIV Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Centipedae Minima Herba Chinese: 鹅不食草 Tone Marks: é bù shí căo In Progress…   Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. Herb-Drug Interactions This section is being researched, and […]

Cong Bai

Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)  Herb 2 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Bulbus Allii Fistulosi Chinese: 葱白 Tone Marks: cōng bái Actions Releases Wind and Cold and Induces SweatingUsed in the very early stages of Wind-Cold invasion. Invigorates the Yang Qi and Disperses ColdFor cold and […]

Bai Zhi

 Herb 1 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae Chinese: 白芷 Tone Marks: bái zhĭ Actions Dispels Wind and Stops PainFor external Wind-Cold, especially with sinus or yang Ming headache, supra-orbital pain and sinus congestion. Reduces Pus and SwellingFor early stages of surface level sores. This […]