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Relieve Food Stagnation
Dry-fried to change the neutral, lifting property of this herb to warming, downward-directing, eliminating its tendency to cause vomiting. This form is best used to direct qi downward, transform phlegm, reduce food stagnation and eliminate distention.
Qi and blood deficiency, and in the absence of food stagnation. Antagonizes Ren Shen; do not take the two concurrently. Use for short-term, small dosage only.
6-12g, decocted. If using as a pill or powder, dry-fry first. The fresh herb may cause nausea.
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