Moisten September 18 2014

To add moisture, hydrate what is too dry.

 

SCIENCE

.Less Yin generally than nourishing substances because not as rich, and with a more specific function.

HISTORY

Moistening herbs have the tendency to increase to function of other substances whose action is impeded by excessive dryness.  They are an example of Yin (moisture) catalyzing Yang (movement, activity).   This is the flow and balance so prized in Chinese therapeutics.Less Yin generally than nourishing substances because not as rich, and with a more specific function.