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(1) Dysmenorrhea
(2) Flank chest abdom pain
(3) Spontaneous sweating
B.754  C.930  Dr.123
(1) Dysmenorrhea
(2) Flank chest abdom pain
(3) Spontaneous sweating
B.754 C.930 Dr.123
bái sháo 白芍

(1) Nourishes blood & regulates menses [Dysmenorrhea*, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding, pale lusterless complexion, dull lusterless nails, d/t blood defic; Very commonly used herb]
(2) Calms & curbs LV yang & alleviates pain [Flank chest abdom pain*, tenesmus-painful colon, painful spasms in abdom, cramping & spasms in hands & feet, d/t constrained LV qi or d/t LV SP disharm, HA & dizzin d/t LV yang rising, abdom pain d/t dysentary ds; Nourishes blood & stops spasms, "Softens & comforts" the LV, see Shao yao tang]
(3) Preserves yin & adjusts ying & wei levels [Spontaneous sweating*, vaginal discharge, spermatorrhea, ext WC d/t defic w/ continuous sweating]

No noted CTX

bái(white) sháo(Paeoniae)
Paeoniae Radix alba
white peony root
bitter, sour, mildly cold
LV SP
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(1) Pallid ashen complexion
(2) Abdominal pain d/t blood stasis
(3) Chronic constipation
(4) Sores
(5) Helper: Weak effect for coughs
B.750  C.918  Dr.121
(1) Pallid ashen complexion
(2) Abdominal pain d/t blood stasis
(3) Chronic constipation
(4) Sores
(5) Helper: Weak effect for coughs
B.750 C.918 Dr.121
dāng guī 當歸

(1) Tonifies blood & regulates menses [Pallid ashen complexion*, lusterless nails, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea]
(2) Invigorates & harmonizes blood & disperses cold [Abdominal pain d/t blood stasis*, traumatic injury, carbuncles, chronic WD bi w/ blood defic, esp w/ cold d/t defic; Pregnancy & postpartum w/ other herbs w/ caution]
(3) Moistens intestines & unblocks bowels [Chronic constipation]
(4) Reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh, & alleviates pain [Sores*, abscesses; Special ability to both tonify & invigorate blood; Internal & topical use]
(5) Treats coughs [Helper: Weak effect for coughs]

CTX: Diarrhea or abdominal fullness d/t abundant dampness

dāng(state of, should or ought to be) guī(return)
Angelicae sinensis Radix
Chinese angelica root
spicy, sweet, warm
LV SP HT
TonifyBlood
(1) Dizziness
(2) Bleeding-any type
B.758  C.935  Dr.124
(1) Dizziness
(2) Bleeding-any type
B.758 C.935 Dr.124
ē jiāo 阿膠

(1) Tonifies blood [Dizziness*, pale or sallow ie unhealthy yellow or brown complexion, palpitations]
(2) Nourishes blood & stops bleeding [Bleeding-any type*, consumptive ds w/ coughing blood, blood in stool, exc menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding]
(N) Irritability, insomnia, following febrile dz, dry LU cough d/t yin defic or consumption

CTX: SP ST defic, focal dist in epigastrium, diarrhea

ē(is a prefix, familiarity) jiāo(gelatin, glue)
Asini Corii Colla
donkey-hide gelatin
sweet, neutral
LV KD LU
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(1) Dizziness
(2) Wind rash d/t blood defic
B.746  C.927  Dr.124
(1) Dizziness
(2) Wind rash d/t blood defic
B.746 C.927 Dr.124
hé shǒu wū 何首烏
(zhì hé shǒu wū)
(1) Tonifies LV & KD, nourishes blood, & augments jing [Dizziness*, blurred vision, premature greying of hair, weak low back & knees, soreness in extremities, nocturnal emissions, insomnia]
(2) Expels wind from skin by nourishing blood [Wind rash d/t blood defic]

CTX: Loose stools, significant damp or phlegm, is toxic

hé(surname) shǒu(head) wū(crow-black) [Mr. He with crow-black hair, legend]
Polygoni multiflori Radix preparata
processed fleeceflower root
bitter, sweet, astring, sl warm
LV KD
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(1) Insomnia
B.764  C.937  Dr.R
(1) Insomnia
B.764 C.937 Dr.R
lóng yǎn ròu 龍眼肉

(1) Tonifies & augments HT & SP, nourishes blood, & calms spirit [Insomnia*, HT palpitations, forgetfulness, dizziness, d/t HT & SP defic; Often d/t excessive pensiveness or overwork]

CTX: Fire from constraint, phlegm w/ qi stagn, or obstruction d/t dampness

lóng(dragon) yǎn(eye) ròu(flesh)
Longan Arillus
longan fruit
sweet, warm
HT SP
TonifyBlood, Clinic-Refrig
(1) Irregular menstruation
(2) Weak low back & limbs
(3) Wasting & thirsting ds esp LJ
(4) Delayed childhood development
B.744  C.924  Dr.123
(1) Irregular menstruation
(2) Weak low back & limbs
(3) Wasting & thirsting ds esp LJ
(4) Delayed childhood development
B.744 C.924 Dr.123
shú dì huáng 熟地黃
(shú dì)
(1) Tonifies blood [Irregular menstruation*, uterine bleeding, facial pallor, dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, postpartum bleeding, d/t blood defic]
(2) Nourishes yin [Weak low back & limbs*, dizziness, tinnitus, tidal fevers, nightsweats, nocturnal emissions, d/t LV & KD defic]
(3) Strongly enriches yin & relieves wasting & thirsting disorder [Wasting & thirsting ds esp LJ]
(4) Nourishes blood & tonifies jing [Delayed childhood development*, premature aging, greying hair, diminished mental acuity, memory loss, impotence]

CTX: Fullness & pain in abdom, profuse phlegm, reduced appetite, diarrhea, d/t qi stagn; Is very cloying, stagnates damp, & impedes digestion

shú(cooked) dì(earth) huáng(yellow)
Rehmanniae Radix preparata
prepared Chinese Foxglove root
sweet, sl warm
LV KD HT
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