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(1) Fever
(2) UTIs
(3) Swollen & painful throat
B.224 C.247 Dr.21
bái wéi 白薇

(1) Clears heat & cools blood [Fever* d/t yin defic, fever d/t heat entering nutri or blood levels, post-febrile fever d/t damage of blood or yin, postpartum fever, persistent summertime fever in children]
(2) Cools blood & promotes urination [UTIs*, hot painful bloody urinary dribbling esp before & after giving birth; Gently promotes urination ]
(3) Resolves toxicity & treats sores [Swollen & painful throat*, toxic sores, not powerful]
(N) Deficiency fevers is its specialty

No noted CTX

bái(white) wéi(cynanchi)
Cynanchi atrati radix
swallowwort root
bitter, salty, cold
LU ST KD
ClHt-Blood, ClHt-Defic
(1) Traumatic injury swelling & pain
(2) Fever w/ maculae
(+) Animal bites
(+) Arthritis
B.622 C.162 Dr.107
chì sháo 赤芍
(sháo yào)
(1) Invigorates blood & dispels blood stasis [Traumatic injury swelling & pain*, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdom pain, fixed abdom masses, abscesses & boils early stages; Promotes circulation through tissues, dissolves clots, clears dead RBCs]
(2) Clears heat & cools blood [Fever w/ maculae*, purple tongue, various bleeding, female bleeding, bleeding under skin, d/t heat entering blood level causing chaotic movement of blood; Heat in LV ]
(+) Bites [Animal bites*, insect bites]
(+) Moderate anti-inflammatory [Arthritis*, gout, arthralgia, antibiotic, antifungal, antispasmodic, lowers body temp & blood pressure through vasodilatation, relaxes smooth muscle, thins blood, anti-clotting effect; Anti-inflam, one of 2 - 3 herbs to do this]

Caution: Cold from defic, pregnancy

chì(red) sháo(Paeoniae)
Paeoniae Radix rubra
red peony root
sour, bitter, sl cold
LV SP
RegBl-Invig
(1) Night sweats
(2) Cough or wheezing
B.222 C.248 Dr.21
dì gǔ pí 地骨皮

(1) Cools blood & reduces steaming [Night sweats*, steaming bone dz w/ sweats, chronic low-grade fever, irritability, thirst; Menopause, Qi/Yin deficient sweating, sweating due to deficiency, consumptive disorders like HIV & TB ]
(2) Clears & drains LU heat [Cough or wheezing]
(N) Antipyretic - lowers fever, lowers blood pressure

CTX: Loose stools d/t SP defic

dì(earth) gǔ(bone) pí(bark, skin)
Lycii Cortex
cortex of wolfberry (gou qi) root
sweet, bland, cold
LU LV KD
ClHt-Blood, ClHt-Defic
(1) Subcutaneous bleeding
(2) Steaming bone disorder
(3) Abdominal masses
(4) HA
(5) Acne
B.126 C.160 Dr.18
mǔ dān pí 牡丹皮

(1) Clears heat & cools blood [Subcutaneous bleeding*, nosebleed, blood in sputum or vomit, freq & profuse bleeding, d/t warm-heat pathogen intering blood level]
(2) Clears deficiency fire [Steaming bone disorder*, fever at night w/ cool in morning, yin defic fever]
(3) Invigorates blood & dispels blood stasis [Abdominal masses*, amenorrhea, lumps, bruises d/t traumatic injury, fibroids, ovarian cysts]
(4) Clears ascending LV fire [HA*, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea, HBP]
(5) Drains pus & reduces swelling [Acne*, sores, boils, carbuncles]

CTX: Pregnancy, exc menstrual bleeding when not d/t blood stasis heat, cold in blood

mǔ(male, of a plant or animal) dān(red) pí(bark, skin)
Moutan Cortex
tree peony root bark
spicy, bitter, sl cold
HT LV KD
ClHt-Blood
(1) Hemorrhage
(2) Dry mouth
(N) Five center heat
B.120 C.155 Dr.18
shēng dì huáng 生地黃

(1) Clears heat & cools blood [Hemorrhage*, high fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, heat entering blood level or nutri level; Quenches thirst & helps stop bleeding]
(2) Nourishes yin & generates fluids [Dry mouth*, continuous low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain, wasting & thirsting, yin def = its primary use; Very good for LV ]
(N) Heat in HT & blood [Five center heat*, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, malar flush; Very good for Deficient Heat, can also nourish Blood]
(N) Protects LV [*Protects Liver tissue, protects liver’s glycogen stores, shrinks enlarged liver, chronic hepatitis, balances serum glucose levels, diabetes, blood defic creating LV imbalance; cools & moistens Liver/Blood/Skin ]

CTX: SP defic causing dampness, loose stools, abdom fullness

shēng(unprepared, raw) dì(earth) huang(yellow)
Rehmanniae Radix
Chinese Foxglove root
sweet, bitter, cold
HT KD LV
ClHt-Blood
(1) Purpura purple spots rash w/ very high fever
(2) Tremors w/ high fever
B.118 C.154
shuǐ niú jiǎo 水牛角

(1) Clears heat, relieves fire toxicity, & cools blood [Purpura purple spots rash w/ very high fever*, nose-bleed, vomiting blood, d/t extreme heat affecting nutri or blood levels ie "hot blood"]
(2) Clears heat & arrests tremors [Tremors w/ high fever*, convulsions, delirium, loss of consciousness, or manic behavior, d/t extreme heat affecting nutri or blood levels]

CTX: Pregnancy, use only in real excess case; Caution: SP ST defic.

shuǐ(water) niú(buffalo, ox) jiǎo(horn)
Bubali Cornu
water buffalo horn
salty, cold
HT LV ST
ClHt-Blood, Not in Clinic
(1) Purpura purple spots rash w/ very high fever
(2) Tremors w/ high fever
B.120 C.153
xī jiǎo 犀角

(1) Clears heat, relieves fire toxicity, & cools blood [Purpura purple spots rash w/ very high fever*, nose-bleed, vomiting blood, d/t extreme heat affecting nutri or blood levels ie "hot blood"]
(2) Clears heat & arrests tremors [Tremors w/ high fever*, convulsions, delirium, loss of consciousness, or manic behavior, d/t extreme heat affecting nutri or blood levels]
(N) Saved many lives [*1-2 grams directly as a powder, strongly lowers body temp, raises white blood count, anti-biotic, tranquilizer, subst w/ shuǐ niú jiǎo]

CTX: Pregnancy, use only in real excess case; Caution: SP ST defic.

xī(rhinoceros) jiǎo(horn)
Rhinoceri Cornu
rhinoceros horn
bitter, salty, cold
HT LV ST
ClHt-Blood, Not in Clinic
(1) Bleeding d/t heat pathog entering blood level
(2) Constipation
(3) Swollen lymph nodes
B.123 C.158 Dr.19
xuán shēn 玄參
(xuán yuán shēn)
(1) Clears heat & cools blood [Bleeding d/t heat pathog entering blood level*, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue]
(2) Nourishes yin [Constipation* or irritability d/t prev febrile pathogenic dz; Not as good as shēng dì huáng]
(3) Softens hardness & dissipates nodules [Swollen lymph nodes* in neck, throat, armpits, inguinal, d/t phlegm-fire, severe throat pain & swelling; Salty dissolves hardness]
(N) Vasodilator, anti-hypertension, antimicrobial

CTX: Cold-damp of SP ST, avoid combi w/ lí lú

xuán(dark) shēn(root)
Scrophulariae Radix
scrophularia
bitter, sweet, salty, cold
KD LU ST
ClHt-Blood
(1) Night sweats
(2) Fever
B.226 C.25 Dr.20
yín chái hú 銀柴胡

(1) Causes heat from yin deficiency to recede [Night sweats*, thirst, daytime fever, steaming bone dz, HIV sx; Cools & nourishes Yin & Blood]
(2) Clears heat & reduces childhood nutritional impairment [Fever*, thirst, irritability d/t malnutrition; "swollen belly" accumulation]

CTX: Blood defic w/out heat

yín(silver) chái(kinding) hú(barbarians)
Stellariae Radix
stellaria root
sweet, sl cold
LV ST
ClHt-Blood, ClHt-Defic
(1) Very dark purple rashes
(2) Skin lesions
B.128 C.164 Dr.19
zǐ cǎo 紫草

(1) Clears heat, cools blood, & resolves fire toxicity while venting rashes [Very dark purple rashes*, chickenpox, measles; Great affinity for skin, encourages rashes to surface, also moistens Intestines & promotes urination]
(2) Clears damp-heat from skin [Skin lesions* by damp-heat, vaginal itching, burns ]
(N) Anti-neoplastic cancer effect ie leukemia, antibiotic, antiviral

CTX: SP qi defic loose stools

zǐ(purple) cǎo(herb)
Lithospermi Radix
groomwell root
sweet, cold
HT LV
ClHt-Blood