INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Liquidamberis
Common English: Liquidamber Fruit
Sweetgum Fruit
Taiwan Maple Fruit
Herbs That Invigorate Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
(Acrid)
(Astringent)
Neutral
Liver
Stomach
(Urinary Bladder)
(All 12 Channels)
3-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes the movement of Qi and invigorates the Blood, opens the Middle Jiao and unblocks the channels

Epigastric pain, abdominal distention, irregularity or irregular, scanty menstruation

Wind-Damp Bi with pain and stiffness of the low back and knees

Expels Wind and promotes water metabolism

Nasal congestion, Bi Syndrome and edema with urinary difficulty

Promotes lactation

Insufficient lactation due to Qi Stagnation following parturition

Treats allergies

Skin and nasal allergies
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with with heavy menstruation.
  • Caution, it may induce palpitations.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Irregular bowel movements with abdominal pain and distention

Irregular, scanty periods

Internally and externally as a wash for pain due to trauma

Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Caulis Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Cutis Poriae
Fu Ling Pi
Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi

Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui
Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi

 

Joint pain due to Wind-Damp-Bi

Edema

Wind-Rash

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Flos Magnoliae
Xin Yi Hua

Rz. Acori Tatarinowii
Shi Chang Pu

Five Peel Decoction
Wu Pi Yin

Allergic rhinitis

Nasal obstruction with loss of smell Angioneurotic edema

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Flos Magnoliae
Xin Yi Hua

 

Itching and urticaria

Allergic rhinitis

 

  1. Some sources include this herb in the Expel Wind-Dampness category.
  2. This herb has recently been used to treat allergies.
  3. This is a good herb to use for almost any injury, since it expels Wind-Dampness and invigorates the Blood.
  4. It treats aching throughout the body due to Wind-Dampness, especially in the extremities and lower back.
  5. It is especially effective for for pre-menstrual breast distention and clumping.
  6. It brightens eyes, soothes cramps, spasms and unblocks points on all twelve channels.
  7. One source says that this herb opens fallopian tube blockage caused by Dampness, chronic or acute pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis or post-surgical adhesions.