Xiao Hui Xiang (Chao) (Fructus Foeniculi)
Properties: acrid, warm
Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach
Key Characteristics: Harmonizes the middle, warms Liver and Kidneys, regulates and moves the qi. Therefore it is good for bloating and pain especially along the Liver channel in the lower abdomen, also treats bulging and hernia-like disorders.
Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Dry-frying Xiao Hui Xiang enhances its ability to warm and protect digestion. If you would prefer raw please select Xiao Hui Xiang (Raw) from the herbs list. Small doses (3-5g) are usually sufficient and more comfortable.