Xiao Hui Xiang


Xiao Hui Xiang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xiao Hui Xiang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: fennel seed, fennel fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Foeniculi
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, SP, KD, LV

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold

Actions / Indications:
  • Warms LV and KD; disperses cold; relieves pain (cold hernia disorders, prolapse sensations in the abdomen, lower abdominal pain due to cold lower back pain due to KD deficiency)
  • Regulates Qi; harmonizes ST (stomach cold with epigastric and abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, bloating, reduced appetite, vomiting)
  • (cc: yin def. w/ heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Can be applied topically as a compress for sensations of cold and pain in the abdomen.