He Huan Pi (Cortex Albiziae)

He Huan Pi

He Huan Pi (Cortex Albiziae) is from the bark of Albizzia julibrissin Durraz, family Leguminosae. The bark is cut from the tree, dried in the sun and then cut into segments for use.

Category: Shen Calming – Nourishes the Heart.

Common Name: Silktree Bark; Albizzia.

Channels Entered: Heart and Liver.

Properties and Functions: He Huan Pi is sweet in flavour and mild in nature. It calms the mind and disperses constrained Qi, invigorates the Blood, stops pain and relieves swelling.

Indications: Clinically it is used for:

  • Treating emotional injury manifesting as mental depression, vexation and bad temper, insomnia, frequent dreaming and poor memory.
  • Physical trauma with pain and swelling, including fractures.
  • Treating pain and swelling associated with abscesses, carbuncles and ulcers – internal and external.

Dosage: 6 – 15g

Cautions and Contra-Indications: Use with caution during pregnancy.