Hu Po


Hu Po in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hu Po according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: amber
Pharmacuetical Name: Succinum
Properties: sweet, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: HT, UB, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Anchors spirit and calms shen (restlessness, palpitations with anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, forgetfulness, childhood high fever, convulsions or seizures)
  • Invigorates blood; dissipates stasis (menstrual disorders like amenorrhea, trauma, pain with palpable immobile masses due to blood stasis, recent use for coronary artery disease)
  • Promotes urination; unblocks PUD (painful urination, edema, urinary retention, lin syndrome especially xue lin)
  • Generates Flesh; Promotes Healing (apply topically for chronic non-healing sores, carbuncles, ulcerations)

    Special Notes:
  • Hu Po may potentiate the effect of barbituates.

  • (cc: pregnancy caution)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)