Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Caryophylli
Gemma Eugeniae
Flos Syzygii Aromatici
Common English: Clove
Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Powder: 0.5-1g
Tincture: 0.25-2ml
Essential Oil: 1-2 drops in a gel cap topped with Olive Oil
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Warms the Middle Jiao, opens the Stomach, relieves pain and regulates and descends Qi

Stomach Cold with vomiting, hiccup, abdominal pain and diarrhea

Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold with anorexia, vomiting and diarrhea

Warms the Kidneys and assists Yang

Impotence or clear vaginal discharge from Cold in the Womb (usually accompanied by weak legs) due to Kidney Yang Deficiency

  • Contraindicated for those with Febrile disease.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Heat
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Use only for Deficiency Cold.
  • Do not combine with Tub. Curcumae Yu Jin.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparata
Ban Xia
(Rz. Zingiberis Recens)
(Sheng Jiang)

Calyx Kaki
Shi Di
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Hb. Agastaches/Pogostemonis
Huo Xiang

Abdominal pain and vomiting due to Stomach Cold.

Hiccup due to Deficiency Cold.

Morning sickness.

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui
Rx. Morindae Officinalis
Ba Ji Tian
(Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata)
(Zhi Fu Zi)

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.

Male impotence and female vaginal discharge due to Kidney Deficiency.

Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Calyx Kaki
Shi Di

Spleen Qi Deficiency.

Persistent uterine bleeding with an ice-cold sensation in the lower abdomen.

Stops hiccup and reduces vomiting due to Stomach Cold.

Treats hiccup due to a combin-ation of Heat and Cold.

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen


Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Sm. Myristicae
Bai Dou Kou

Coldness and pain in the epigastric and abdominal regions.

Hiccup due to Deficiency Cold.

Diarrhea due to Deficiency Cold.

  1. This herb is similar in action to Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu, but is more important for the treatment of reflux Qi.
  2. Some sources say that this herb unblocks the pulse.
  3. Male Clove Gong Mu Xiang is more powerful.
  4. Mother Clove Mu Dong Xiang is less powerful in descending Qi, but is effects last longer and are often combined with Gong Ding Xiang for a more powerful; longer lasting effect. Mu Ding Xiang also enters the Blood to invigorate Blood and induce labor. it has also been used topically to treat Cold vagina.
  5. This herb has long been an ingredient in perfumes, incenses and herbal formulas.
  6. Some sources say that this herb treats parasites.
  7. Cx. Caryophylli Ding Xiang Pi is the bark of the same plant and is used to dispel Cold and relieve pain.