7 芳香化濕藥 Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness

蒼朮 Fang Zhu

厚朴 Hou PO

廣藿香 Guang Hou Xiang

草荳蔻 Cao Dou Gou

白荳蔻 Bai Dou Kou

草果 Cao Guo

砂仁 Sha Ren

佩蘭 Pei Lan

芳香化濕藥是指以芳香辟濁,化濕醒脾為主要功效的一類中藥。在臨床上濕癥常帶有兼癥,故芳香化濕藥在具體應用時,需適當配伍。
藥物氣味芳香,性偏溫燥,多入膀胱、脾、小腸經。有利水滲濕、利尿通淋、利濕退黃等功效。臨床上主要用於內濕癥,如脾為濕困,運化失調所致的脘腹痞滿、口淡多涎、嘔吐泛酸、大便溏泄、食少體倦、口膩發甜、舌苔白膩等癥。此外對於濕痰壅滯,以及濕溫、暑溫、霍亂、痧脹等癥,亦可適當選用,以化除濕濁。

Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
Dampness is an accumulation of fluid in the
body; it is caused from either a dysfunction of the Spleen and its
transformation and transportation mechanism, or from the Kidney not
governing the water. In this lesson we will be discussing dampness that
arises from Spleen deficiency.
When the Spleen!s transformation and transportation functions are
obstructed by dampness aromatic herbs come to the rescue. Aromatic
herbs are light and have a tendency to the lift the qi; they assist the spleen
with their warming, pungent and aromatic qualities, and are ascribed to the
qualities of transforming sludge to mist.
This group of herbs acts on the spleen and stomach, relieving symptoms
of distention in the epigastrium, abdomen and chest, nausea, and lack of
appetite or thirst. Due to the yang nature of these herbs they may injure
yin, so care must be taken to ensure yin is preserved.

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