Country of Origin: China
Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, antitumor, aphrodisiac, blood pressure regulator, diuretic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, immune tonic, metabolic regulator, rejuvenative, stomachic, tonic (adrenal, cardiac, chi, immune, nerve, and yang), vasodilator agent
Energetics: Drying, warming, sweet, bitter and pungent
Precautions: May cause high blood pressure, diarrhea, and anti-aggregation. Taking this herb near bedtime may affect sleep.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine