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Herbology

 
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Beautiful Sweetgum Fruit

Herb name (Chinese): 路路通
Herb name (Pin Yin): lù lù tōng
Herb name (English): Beautiful Sweetgum Fruit
Herb name (Botanical): Fructus Liquidambaris
Origin of species: Liquidambar formosana Hance
Part(s) of herb used: Infructescence (Fruiting head)
Geo-specific habitat(s): Most parts of China
Taste(s) & Properties: • Bitter
• Neutral
• Administrates the Liver and Kidney Meridians
Action(s): • Relieves pain relating to rheumatism or post stroke recovery period
• Aids recovery from physical injuries
• Eases water retention in the body
• Eases pain and reduces blood clots relating to menstrual disorders
• Eases swollen or tender mammary glands , and stimulate lactation
• Relieves skin irritation and itchiness