Aromatherapy Functions in Chinese Medicine
Dispels Pathogens; Fights Infection: infections of the mouth, gums and throat, vaginitis.
Promotes Tissue Repair; Rectifies the Throat, Gums, and Teeth: chronic skin ulcers, wounds, putrefying sores, throat ulcers, sore throat, mouth ulcers, loose teeth, dental caries, spongy or ulcerous gums.
Calms the Spirit; Normalizes the Yi/Intention; Fortifies the Po/Instinct; Grounds the Intellect; Funeral Herb: over-thinking, worry , mental distraction, sorrow and grief.
Warms the Lung: cough with copious sputum, difficult cough, wheezing, bronchitis, asthma.
Inhibits the Thyroid: hyper-functioning of the thyroid, sexual over-stimulation.
Tonifies Spleen Yang: weakness and fatigue, cold limbs and chills, gurgling abdomen, loose stool, flatulence, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, chronic diarrhea.
Dries Damp; Disinhibits Damp: high cholesterol, obesity; vaginal or urinary discharges.
Regulates and Normalizes the Menses; Promotes Labor: delayed or painful periods, amenorrhea, painful and difficult labor, retained placenta.