Excerpted from Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.
- Promotes the movement of qi, transforms dampness, and strengthens the Spleen: for qi stagnation affecting the Spleen and Stomach or symptoms of obstruction by dampness. Symptoms include distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.*
- Warms the middle and stops diarrhea: for diarrhea from Spleen cold.*
- Calms the fetus: for morning sickness or restless fetus.*
- Also used in herbal prescriptions with tonifying herbs to prevent them from causing stagnation.*