Aromatherapy Functions in Chinese Medicine
Increases the Guardian Qi; Dispels Pathogens; Promotes Sweat; and Dispels Cold; Fights Infection: colds and flu with dislike of cold as well as chills and muscular aches, chilliness, fatigue, cough with white sputum, bronchitis with clear white mucous; epidemics, bacterial and viral infections.
Activates Willpower: poor confidence, lack of drive, poor vitality, procrastination.
Tonifies the Yang Qi of the Heart, Lung and Kidney: cold hands and feet, cardiac fatigue; cold, contracting rheumatic pain; impotence and frigidity with chronic fatigue.
Warms and Fortifies the (Stomach and) Spleen : Used for cold debilitation; loss of appetite, loose stool, enteritis, dysentery, dull epigastric pain relieved with eating, nausea, motion sickness, vomiting clear and sour liquid, difficult and painful digestion, indigestion, abdominal distention, flatulence, nausea, travel and morning sickness.
Regulates the Menses: delayed, scanty or no menses with constant cramps.
Antidotes Poison: food poisoning.