Ding Xiang

Ding Xiang in TCM:

English Name: Clove
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Caryophylli
Properties: acrid, warm
Explore the properties of Ding Xiang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: ST, SP, KD
Flavors: pungent
Tonifies: yang
Regulates: circulates qi, disperses cold

    Alternate Forms:
  • Ding Xiang Pi (Cortex Caryophylli) the bark from the same plant as Ding Xiang, it is used to dispel cold and relieve pain.

Actions / Indications:
  • Warms the middle jiao, directs qi downward; alleviates pain (hiccups, diarrhea, vomiting, SP and ST def. cold with lack of appetite, abdominal pain)
  • Warms the KD; assists yang (vaginal discharge due to cold in uterus, impotence)
  • (cc: antagonistic with yu jin)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)

    Special Notes:
  • 31 patients had excellent results treating fungal infection with an herbal tincture applied to the affected area 3 times / day for 2-3 dray.