Pinyin: li zhi he

ENGLISH NAME: Lichi (Seed)

LATIN NAME: Litchi Semen

Pinyin: li zhi he

Properties: sweet, astringent, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Moves Qi, Relieves Pain, Disperses Cold

2. Regulates Liver Qi

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams. Li Zhi He may be used in decoction or pills. Frying with salt directs the function of the herb downwards to the lower jiao and potentiates its ability to treat hernia and pain.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Lí Zhi He is contraindicated in patients who do not exhibit cold and damp accumulation.