Names Of Bo He


Bo He TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Field Mint, Mentha
  • Pinyin Name: Bo He
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How Is Bo He Categorized?

Bo He Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 12 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat Category

How Is Bo He Used Clinically?

Bo He Usages and Indications

  • Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat.
  • Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.
  • Resolves LV Qi Stagnation - emotional issues, PMS, menstrual issues, pressure in chest or sides of body.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • May contribute to insufficient lactation in nursing mothers
    • Avoid excessive sweating/use in weak patients or those who sweat easily
    • May injure yin, use caution in yin deficiency patients
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How Is Bo He Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Bo He

  • Dosage: 1.5-6g (added near the last 5 minutes of the preparation)

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Bo He

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  • Ju Hua, Sang Ye, Chai Hu - Bo He is the coldest.
  • Quick remedy for liver qi stagnation with wind-heat signs:
  • Classically also used for aching bones from febrile disease.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Bo He

Our database contains 11 TCM Formulas where Bo He is generally used











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