Action: Resolve Phlegm, open the Mind’s orifices, pacify the Liver, move Qi, elimi154
nate stagnation, resolve Toxic Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul.
Indications: Premenstrual tension, irritability, anxiety, agitation, depression, crying,
swollen, distended and painful breasts, abdominal distension, a feeling of oppression
of the chest, slight breathlessness, a slight feeling of tightness of the chest,
sighing, sadness, worry, catarrh, expectoration of sputum in the mornings, benign
breast lumps, fibrocystic breast disease, fibroadenoma, sallow complexion.
Tongue: Swollen, sticky coating. The tongue body may be red if there is Heat and it
may have a sticky-yellow coating with red spots if there is Toxic Heat.