Pungent and neutral
Spleen and stomach
1. To transform dampness; 2. To release summer-heat
1. Dampness blocking spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. Eupatorium (Canzhu), Magnolia bark (Hou Po) and Round cardamom seed (Bai Dou Kou).2. Invasion by exogenous summer-heat and dampness or early stage of damp-heat febrile diseases manifested as stifling sensation in the chest, absence of hunger, low-grade fever and sallow complexion. Eupatorium (Pei Lan) is used with Agastache (Huo Xiang), Sweet wormwood (Qing Hao), Talc (Hua Shi) and Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren).