The TCM herb "he huan pi" which in english is "mimosa tree bark", is categorized within the "herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:
He Huan Pi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. He Huan Pi, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence liver qi stagnation.
He Huan Pi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: depression, insomnia, irritability, memory problems and/or trauma
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, he huan pi is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Insomnia and palpitations Anxiety, possible difficulty with concentration Irritibility and restlessness Tinnitus
As noted above, he huan pi is within the herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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