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Basic Information

Common Name: Cloves

Family: Myrtaceae

Chinese Name: T-shaped Aroma

Scientific Name: Eugenia Caryophyllata Thunberg

Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Caryophylli

Traditional Use

Part Used: Buds

Dosage: 2g

Flavor: Pungent

Energy: Warm

Class: Herbs to regulate energy and reduce cold sensations inside the body

Meridians and Actions

  • Meridians: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, and Kidneys
  • Actions: Bring down energy, warm up spleen and kidneys, relieve pain

Indications and Notes

Indications for Cloves (Dingxiang) include hiccups, vomiting, spleen and kidney cold deficiency, and cold abdominal pain. Experiments indicate that Dingxiang is effective as a digestive and for promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis. It warms the spleen and stomach and is beneficial for cold stomach and hiccups due to cold.

Please note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice.

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