INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Eupatorii
Common English: Eupatorium
Orchid-Grass Herb
Fortune Eupatorium
Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Neutral
Aromatic
Spleen
Stomach
(Lung)
3-10g
Fresh: 6-20g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Aromatically transforms Dampness, awakens the Spleen and regulates the Middle

Dampness Obstructing the Middle Jiao Stifling sensation in the chest, lack of appetite, nausea and a white, moist tongue coat

Damp-Heat in the Spleen channel with a sweet, sticky taste in the mouth, excessive saliva and bad breath

Transforms Dampness and releases Summerheat

Summerheat with Dampness with nausea and early-stage Warm-Damp febrile disease

Aromatically dispels Middle Jiao turbid filth to unbind the Stomach

Harmonizes the Middle

Internal accumulation of increasingly thickened dampness in the Middle Jiao binding Stomach Qi (lethargy, nausea, anorexia, epigastric and abdominal distention and pain with a very thick, greasy tongue coat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi and Yin Deficiencies.
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Qi Deficiency.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemonis
Huo Xiang
Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemmi
Huo Xiang
Hb. Artemisiae Annuae
Qing Hao

Dampness Obstructing the Middle Jiao

Indigestion due to either Heat or overindulgence in fat, greasy foods with regurgitation of thick, turbid fluid, an unpleasant sticky sensation in the mouth, belching, and a white, greasy tongue coat

Damp Summerheat

Talcum
Hua Shi
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemonis
Huo Xiang

Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemonis
Huo Xiang
Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Early-stage Damp-Warm febrile disease

Internal accumulation of increasingly thickened Dampness in the Middle Jiao binding Stomach Qi, leading to lethargy, nausea, anorexia, epigastric and abdominal distention and pain and a particularly thick and greasy tongue coating

Eliminate any turbid Yin pathogen in the body, whether located in the Exterior or Interior and serves as a base for many formulas that treat turbid Dampness

Taken as a tea in the summertime to prevent Summerheat with Dampness as well as the common cold

Turbid filth combined with Damp-Heat to bind Stomach Qi, with fever, jaundice, darkish urine and a yellowish tinge to the greasy tongue coat

Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemonis
Huo Xiang
Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye
Rz. Pinelliae
Zhi Ban Xia
Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi

Rz. Atractylodis
Cang Zhu
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po
Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou

Talcum
Hua Shi
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Turbid combined with Cold-Dampness to bind Stomach Qi with chills, fever, nausea, dry-retching and a greasy, white tongue coat with a grayish tinge

Summer-Dampness

Summerheat and Dampness

Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

 

 

Chronic Damp-Heat Accumulation

 

 

  1. Because it is a neutral herb, it doesn’t lead to Dryness and can therefore be used for Damp-Heat in the Spleen channel with a sweet, sticky taste in the mouth, excessive saliva and foul breath.
  2. It is slightly toxic; inhibiting respiration, reducing heart beat, lowering body temperature, increasing blood sugar, and increasing sugar in the urine.
  3. It is often used with Agastaches/Pogostemonis Huo Xiang which is most effective at releasing the exterior and stopping vomiting while Pei Lan is more effective for excessive salivation and an unpleasant, sticky sensation in the mouth.
  4. This herb can be used topically for dandruff.
  5. It can be used alone for early-stage Damp-Heat Accumulation.
  6. Pei Lan, Hb. Pogostemonis/Agastaches Huo Xiang and Hb. Moslae Xiang Ru all transform Dampness, release the Exterior and are often used together to treat turbid Dampness with chills, thirst for cold drinks, epigastric discomfort, vomiting and diarrhea. Pei Lan has a lear aroma that eliminates long-term putrefication and clears away filth, for which it is superior to Huo Xiang. It has the weakest Exterior-releasing action of the three. Huo Xiang excels at stopping nausea and is important in treating nausea and rebellious Qi due to constrained Dampness. It is the second most powerful Exterior-releasing herb of the three. Xiang Ru transforms Dampness, harmonizes the Middle and facilitates urination. It is the most powerful Exterior-releasing herb of the three.
  7. Eupatorium Leaf Pei Lan Ye has a clear aroma and milder properties and clears Summerheat and eradicates filth.
  8. Eupatorium Stalk Pei Lan Geng awakens the Spleen, transforms Dampness, unbinds the flow of Qi and eases the Middle. It is used to treat Dampness obstruction leading to focal distention and a stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium, a sweet taste and nausea.
  9. Fresh Eupatorium Xian Pei Lan has a full flavor and strong properties, especially its acrid flavor which releases the Exterior and its aroma which transforms Dampness. It is especially effective for externally-contracted Summerheat-Dampness with chills, fever, a sensation of distention in the head, and a stifling sensation in the chest. It is also used for bad breath with a sticky, sweet taste in the mouth.