Pei Lan


Pei Lan in TCM:

Explore the properties of Pei Lan according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: eupatorium, fortune eupatorium
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Eupatorii
Properties: acrid, neutral, aromatic

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, ST, SP

Flavors: aromatic, pungent

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Aromatically transforms damp (stifling sensation in chest; lack of appetite; nausea, white sticky tongue coat; damp-heat in SP channel with sweet sticky taste in mouth, excessive saliva, foul breath)
  • Releases summer-damp (external damp-summer-heat with nausea; early stage damp-heat warm-febrile disease)
  • (cc: yin deficiency)
  • (cooking: do not cook for long periods of time)

    Special Notes:
  • (cooking: do not cook for long periods of time)
  • Pei Lan is frequently used together with Huo Xiang to clear summer damp. Pei Lan is best for damp retention in the chest and a sweet taste in the mouth, while Huo Xiang more effectively disperses damp in the middle jiao.

  • (cc: yin deficiency)