Mint – Bo He (Herba Menthae)

boheSource: Bo He – the branch and leaf of Mentha haplocalyx Briqi, family Labiata.

Function: Bo He expels wind and heat, clears heat from the head and eyes, eases the throat, promotes eruption, soothes the liver and disperses stagnation of liver-qi.

Application: Bo He is used for treating the common cold due to wind and heat. It benefits the throat and is often used to relieve sore throat. Bo He is also used to treat headache and redness of the eyes.