Latin: Lyceum barbarum
Country of Origin: China
Actions: Alterative, antibacterial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, blood tonic, decongestant, demulcent, diuretic, febrifuge, hemostatic, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, immune stimulant, kidney tonic, liver tonic, nutritive, rejuvenative, restorative, vasodilator, yin tonic
Energetics: Moistening, sweet, and sour
Precautions: Generally considered safe, but should be avoided in cases of acute fever and/or dampness, like diarrhea and bloating.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine