Xuan Fu Hua - Transform Phlegm Cold
LU, ST, SP (3-10g)

Xuan Fu Hua - Swan's Foo Flower
Swan's Foo Flower was a ninja who wore cheesecloth to lead a rebellion in the swamp. She was master of the Swann kick, which would redirect ST qi and make the opponent vomit on the spot.

After many sleepless nights she caught a (cc: yin deficiency with cough) and died.

English Name: inula flowers
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Inulae
Properties: bitter, acrid, salty, slightly warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
cheesecloth decoct in cheesecloth
rebellion in the swamp descends LU qi; dissolves phlegm
redirect ST qi.... vomit redirects ST qi; stops vomit


       Xuan Fu Hua Actions and Indications
  • Descends LU Qi; Dissolves Phlegm (phlegm accumulates and qi rebels upward, copious sputum, wheezing; either cold or heat when combined with other herbs)
  • Redirects ST Qi; Stops Vomit (vomiting due to cold from SP and ST def., MJ damp disorders with vomit, hiccups, can also be used for vomit due to ST heat, nausea and vomiting caused by phlegm accumulation and stomach deficiency)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with cough)
    Special Notes:
  • According to one Dr Ding Guan-Di for right sided hypochondriac pain you should combine Xuan Fu Hua and Xiang Fu. For left sided hypochondriac pain Chuan Lian Zi and Yan Hu Suo are better.
  • Dai Zhe Shi is often paired with Xuan Fu Hua to treat rebellious qi.

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