Settles anxiety and calms the Spirit: for emotional distress, restlessness, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, or even seizures or withdrawal-mania due to an agitated Heart and Spirit.
Calms the Liver and anchors and preserves the floating yang: for irritability, restlessness, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, and bad temper due to Liver yin deficiency with deficient yang transgressing upward.
Prevents leakage of fluids: for loss of fluids due to deficiency including spermatorrhea, nightsweats, spontaneous sweating, nocturnal emissions, vaginal discharge, and uterine bleeding.
Used topically (calcined and powdered) for chronic, non-healing sores and ulcers.
Calms with heaviness, binds with astringency, secures the normal qi
Contraindicated in those with damp-heat or externally-contracted excess disorders.
15-30g; should be cooked first when used in decoctions