The TCM herb "fu xiao mai" which in english is "un-ripe wheat grain", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart channels and exhibits cool, salty (xian) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Fu Xiao Mai may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: bedwetting, insomnia, irritability, night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis) and/or sweat problems
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, fu xiao mai is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Anxiety/depression/manic issues with a tendency towards losing self-control (crying fits, excessive yawning, etc.) that result from the combination of heart yin deficiency and liver qi stagnation. I…
As noted above, fu xiao mai is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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