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what flavor travels in qi, not to be used with diseases of qi
pungent
which flavor travels in flesh
sweet
which flavor travles in bone
bitter
which flavor travels in sinews
sour
which flavor travels in blood
salty
why fry in vigegar
to astringe and invigorate blood
why fry in wine
opens channels and expel wind
do not take with pork
huang lian
do not take with tea and turnips
ren shen
do not take with vinegar
fu ling
do not take with onions, garlic or radishes
shu di huang, shend di huang, ren shen, he sou wu
do not take with onions
chang shan
do not take with garlic
mu dan pi
dosage of xi xin
1-3g
used for insufficient lactations
mai ya at 60g to inhibit lacation
enters mother milk, caution
da huang
ding xiang (carophyli) antagonizes which herb
yu jin (curcuma)
what does rou gui antagonize
chi shi zhi
2 can cao incompatibles
hai zao, da ji
li lu incompatibles
4 shens, xi xin, bai shao
aid lactation
pu gong ying, mai ya, mu tong
inhibit lactation
mai ya
Where does niu xi guide
downward
2 herbs for jaundice
yin chen hao, gan lan gen
herbs for opening nasal passages
bai zhi, xi xin, xin yi hua, cang er zi
taiyang headaches (occipital)
qiang huo, mang jing zi, chuan xiong
yangming headaches (frontal)
bai zhi
shaoyang headaches (temporal)
huang qin, chai hu, chuan xiong
jueyin headaches (vertex)
gao ben, wu zhu yu
shaoyin headaches (empty)
xi xin, du huo
taiyin headaches (whole head)
ban xia, cang zhu
any headache
chuan xiong
Pu Huang (pollen typhae)
STOPS BLEEDING, invigorates blood, uterine dz
Di Yu (sanguisorbae)
STOPS BLEEDING hemmorrhoids #1
Huai Hua Mi (sophora japonicae)
STOPS BLEEDING, used with di yu for hemorrhoids
Ai Ye (artemesia leaf)
STOPS BLEEDING warms womb, restless fetus
Chuan Xiong (ligustici)
INVIGORATE BLOOD, headache, liver yang rising, PC channel
Dan Shen (mitorrhizae)
INVIGORATE BLOOD, blood stasis, clears heat, cools blood, gyno
Yu Jin (curcumae)
INVIGORATE BLOOD, clears bile ducts, for stones
Tao Ren (persicae-peach pit)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, blood stasis in abdomen, lubricates intestines
Hong Hua (carthami)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, harmonize blood, menses, ADD AT END
E Zhu (curcuma)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, promotes qi mvmt
Sang Leng (sparganii)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, forcefully breaks blood stasis
Ru Xiang (gummi Ob - frankinscense)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, generates flesh, stops pain
Mo Yao (myrrh)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, generates flesh, stops pain
Wang Bu Liu Xing (vaccariae segetalis)
INVIGORATES BLOOD, promotes lactations, wang belushi has big breast and testicles
Chen Pi (pericarpium citri reticulatae)
MOVE QI, transforms phlegm, prevent stagnation from cloying herbs
Ju Hong (rubra epicarpi)
MOVES QI, more drying
Qing Pi (green citrus peel)
MOVES QI, liver qi strong
Zhi Shi (immature citrus)
MOVES QI, unblocks bowels, prolapse, raise blood pressure
Zhi Ke (citru auranti)
MOVES QI, milder than zhi shi
Da Fu Pi (areca catechu)
MOVES QI, bloated abdomen
Xiang Fu (cypress)
MOVES QI, liver qi, menses, #1 for gyno dz
Chuan Lian Zi (toosendan)
MOVE QI, clear heat, parasites, liver qi stagnation
Ren Shen (ginseng)
TONIFY QI, yuan source qi, OD CAUSES H/A, DIZZINESS, HTN, PALPITATIONS
Dang Shen (codonopsis)
TONIFY QI, MJ
Huang Qi (astragalus)
TONIFY QI, raises, yang qi, stabilize ying and wei qi, recovery after loss of blood
Shang Yao (dioscorea)
TONIFY QI, spleen stomach, lung and kidney yin
Bai Zhu (atractylodis)
TONIFY QI, tonify spleen, calms fetus
Dao Zao (jujube)
TONIFY QI, nourish blood, calm spirit
Gan Cao (glycyrrhiza)
TOINFY QI, moisten lung, stop cough, goes to all 12 channels
Shu Di Huang (rehmannia)
TONIFY BLOOD, TONIFY YIN, grey hair
Dang Gui (angelica)
TONIFY BLOOD, regulates menses, stops pain, moisten intestines, treat cough, DO NOT TAKE WITH WARFARIN, CONTAINS B12 AND VIT A
Bai Shao (white peony)
TONIFY BLOOD, liver blood, subdue liver yang, liver qi stagnation, LIVER
E Jiao (ass hide gel)
TONIFY BLOOD, stops bleeding, nourishes yin
Gou Qi Zi (lycii-goji)
TONIFY BLOOD, benefits essence, brightens eyes
Long Tan Rou (euphoria longan)
TONIFY BLOOD, nourishes heart and spleen, calms spirit, think gui pi tang
Mai Men Dong (ophiopogonis)
TONIFY YIN, nourish heart, lung and stomach yin
Tian Men Dong (asparagi)
TONIFY YIN, lung, kidney yin
Sha Shen (adenophora)
TONIFY YIN, DRYNESS
Bai He (lilly bulb)
TONIFY YIN, heart yin, calms shen
Nu Zhen Zi (ligustri)
TONIFY YIN, kd and liver yin, does NOT affect MJ
Bie Jia (ocean turtle)
TONIFY YIN, subdue yang
Gui Ban (freshwater turtle)
TONIFY YIN, cool blood, CLOSE FONTANELS
Du Zhong (eucommiae)
TONIFY YANG, liver and kidney, calm fetus, used for HTN
Lu Rong (deer antler)
TONIFY YANG, start small dose and slowly increase
Bu Gu Zhi (psoraleae)
TONIFY YANG, cockscrow diarrhea, good for essence
Gu Sui Bu (drynariae)
TONIFY YANG, old person all dried up, no hair, no teeth, no bones
Xu Duan (dipsaci)
TONIFY YANG, calms fetus for bones
Tu Su Zi (cuscutae chinensis)
TONIFY YANG and YIN
Wu Wei Zi (schisandrae)
ASTRINGENT, heart, kidney and lung, used for allergic skin disorders
He Zi (chebulae)
ASTRINGENT, for throat and chronic cough
Chun Pi (ailanthi altissimae)
ASTRINGENT, general pi from the civil war took his soldiers and wayward women gave them STDs, stops bleeding
Fu Pen Zi (rubi chingii-raspberry)
ASTRINGENT, toinfies kd, essense, yin, yang liver and brightens eyes
Fu Xiao Mai (tritici aestivi-wheat)
ASTRINGENT, nourishes heart and calms spirit
Du Huang (rhubarb)
PURGATIVE, drain heat from blood, enters breast milk
Mang Xiao (miribilatum)
PURGATIVE, boobies, dryness
Lu Hui (aloe)
PURGATIVE, drain fire, cools liver, kills parasites, 1.5-4.5g
Fu Ling (poria cocos)
DRAIN DAMP, tonify spleen, harmonize MJ, nourish heart and calm shen. 60g for FACIAL EDEMA
Zhu Ling (grifola)
DRAIN DAMP, f=more for heat lin, NO TONIFYING ACTION
Ze Xie (alismatis orientalis)
DRAIN DAMP, DRAINS KD FIRE
Yi Yi Ren (lachryma-jobi)
DRAIN DAMP, damp heat, plantar warts
Hua Shi (talcum)
DRAIN DAMP, skin stuff
Mu Tong (mutong)
DRAIN DAMP, mother cow - promotes lactation
Den Xin Cao (junci)
DRAIN DAMP, pediatric sleep disorders
Bei Xie (dioscorea)
DRAIN DAMP, SEPARATE CLEAR FROM TURBID
Di Fu Zi (kochia)
DRAIN DAMP, itching
Du Huo (angelica)
DISPEL WIND DAMP, lower body bi
Wei Ling Xian (clematidis)
DISPEL WIND DAMP, goes to all 12 channels
Mu Gua (chaenomelis-quince)
DISPEL WIND DAMP, food stagnation, tendon spasm
Sang Ji Sheng (mulberry)
DISPEL WIND DAMP, nourish blood, calm fetus
Cang Zhu (atractylodis)
XFORM DAMP, VERY DRY, strengthens spleen
Huo Po (magnolia)
XFORM DAMP, abdominal distention and bloating, DOES NOT TONIFY SP
Huo Xiang (agastaches pogostemi)
XFORM DAMP, wind cold damp
Sha Ren (amomi)
XFORM DAMP, calms fetus, bitch slap the spleen
Cao Guo (amomi tsao ko)
XFORM DAMP, MALARIA
Chuan Bei Mu (fritillaria)
COOL AND XFORM DAMP, used for CCC (CHRONIC, children, chuan)
Zhe Bei Mu (fritillaria)
COOL AND XFORM DAMP, ACUTE
Gua Lou (trichosanthes fruit)
HOT PHLEGM, difficult to expectorate
Gua Lou Pi (trichosanthes husk)
HOT PHLEGM, better than gua lou for dry cough
Gua Lou Ren (trichosanthes seed)
HOT PHLEGM, constipation
Zhu Ru (bambusae)
HOT PHLEGM, morning sickness, chemo
Hai Zao (sargasii)
HOT PHLEGM, goiter, incompatible with gan cao
Ban Xia (pinellia)
COLD PHLEGM, toxic, harmonizes stomach
Jie Geng (platycodi)
COLD PHLEGM, and hot phlegm, benefit throat, guides to lung, expels pus
Xuan Fu Hua (inula)
COLD PHLEGM, only flower that descends, needs to be wrapped
Xing Ren (armenica)
COUGH AND WHEEZING, any kind of cough heat or cold
Pi Pa Ye (eribotryae)
COUGH AND WHEEZING, neutral, clears lung and stomach heat
Sang Bai Pi (mulberry)
COUGH AND WHEEZING, urination and edema for hypertension and facial edema
Shan Zha (crataegi)
FOOD STAGNATION of meat and greasy, cholesterol and heart stuff
Shen Qu (massa fermentata)
FOOD STAGNATION of starches
Mai Ya (vulgaris germinatus)
FOOD STAGNATION of starches, inhibits lactation, regulates liver qi, 60G TO INHIBIT LACTATION
Su Gu Ya (oryzae sativae germinatus)
FOOD STAGNATION of starches, strenghens stomach
Lai Fu Zi (raphani sativi)
FOOD STAGNATION of carbs, causes qi to descend, ANTAGONIZES REN SHEN (because its a radish)
Ji Nei Jin (endothelium corneum galli)
FOOD STAGNATION, secures essence
Shi Gao (gypsum)
DRAIN FIRE, stomach fire, cook 30 minutes longer
Zhi Mu (anemarrhenae)
DRAIN FIRE, generates fluid
Zhi Zi (gardenia)
DRAINS FIRE, 5 channel, jaundice, cool blood, stop bleeding
Dan Zhu Ye (lophatheri)
DRAIN FIRE, heart and small intestine pattern
Lu Gen (phragmatis)
DRAIN FIRE, vents rashes for lung and stomach
Tian Hua Fen (trichisanthes root)
DRAINS FIRE, resolves toxicity
Sheng Di Huang (rehmannia)
CLEAR HEAT COOL BLOOD, warm febrile dz, nourishes yin
Xuan Shen (scrophularia)
CLEAR HEAT COOL BLOOD, sore throats from excess or xu
Mu Dan Pi (moutan)
CLEAR HEAT COOL BLOOD, activates blood and dispels stasis, steaming bone with no sweating
Huang Qin (scutellaria)
CLEAR HEAT, DRY DAMP, lung heat
Huang Lian (coptidis)
CLEAR HEAT DRY DAMP, heart fire, NOT WITH PORK
Huang Bai (phellodendri)
CLEAR HEAT DRY DAMP, LJ, kidney and genital sores
Long Dan Cao (gentiana)
CLEAR HEAT DRY DAMP, liver fire, consvulsions with wind heat
Ku Shen (sophora)
CLEAR HEAT DRY DAMP, parasites and itching
Jin Yin Hua (lonicera japonica)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, breasts and wind heat
Lian Qiao (forsythia)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, noduls and sores, HEART LUNG AND GB
Ban Lan Gen (isatidis)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, benefit throat #1
Pu Gong Ying (taracacum root)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, boobies and abscesses
He Ye (Nelumbinis)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, raises clear yang, stops bleeding in lower burner
Tu Fu Ling (smilacis glabrae)
CLEAR HEAT RESOLVE TOXICITY, SYPHILIS, STD
Du Gu Pi (lycii)
CLEAR XU HEAT, night sweats, lung heat, guppy
Qing Hao (artemesia)
CLEAR XU HEAT, steaming bone, cook short period, malaria
Fu Zi (aconite)
WARM INTERIOR, restore yang, cook 30-60 minutes longer
Rou Gui (cinnamon)
WARM INTERIOR, dysmenorrhea, encourage qi and blood
Ding Xiang (caryophylli)
WARM INTERIOR, impotence, hiccups, vaginal discharge, ANTAGONIZES YU JIN
Long Gu (dragon bone)
ANCHOR SHEN, floating yang and leaky fluids
Mu Li (oyester)
ANCHOR SHEN, benefits yin, leaking, softens hardness
Ci Shi (magnetitum)
ANCHOR SHEN, hearing loss, deafness
Shen Shu Mu (margarita)
ANCHOR SHEN, tremors, palpitations, liver fire,
Suan Zao Ren (jujube)
NOURISH HEART CALM SPIRIT, sweet, sour, neutral, heart yin xu
Bai Zi Ren (biota)
NOURISH HEART CALM SPIRIT, lubricates intestines
Gou Teng (hookvine)
WIND, better for liver heat, cook no more than 20 minutes
Tian Ma (gastrodia)
WIND, top herb for dizziness
Di Long (earthworm)
WIND, asthma, spasm
Ma Huang (ephedra)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, zheezing, promotes sweating, caution HTN
Gui Zhi (cinnamon)
WARM AND RELEASE EXTERIOR, warms channels, goes to heart, dysmennorrhea
Zi Su Ye (perilla)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, calms fetus, morning sickness, seafood poisoning
Jing Jie (shizoponeta)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, wind cold and wind heat, stop bleeding
Fang Feng
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, internal AND external wind, migraines
Qiang Huo (notopterygii)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, upper extremities, occipital h/a
Gao Ben (ligustici)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, vertex h/a, both ends of du channel
Bai Zhi (angelica)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, drying, opens nasal passages, frontal h/a
Xi Xin (wild ginger)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, 1-3g only, pain anywhere
Sheng Jiang (fresh ginger)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, seafood poisoning, stoms vomit, reduces toxicity of other herbs
Xiang Ru (elsholtzia moslae)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, urination
Cang Er Zi (xanthii)
WARM RELEASE EXTERIOR, toxic, stops itching, OD vomit diarrhea
Xin Yi Hua (magnolia flower)
WARM RELASE EXTERIOR, opens nose
Bo He (field mint)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, benefits thorat and eyes, vents rashes
Niu Bang Zi (arctii lappae)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, throat, eruptions, rashes, intestines
Chuan Tui (cicada)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, wind and spasm
Man Jing Zi (viticis)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, taiyang h/a, do not combine with aconite of shi gao
Sang Ye (mulberry leaf)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, good for lungs, benefits eyes
Ju Hua (chrysanthemi)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, liver heat, eyes, hypertension
Dan Dou Chi (soy)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, irritability and restlessness
Mu Zi (equiseti)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, stop bleeding
Ge Gen (pueraria)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, neck pain, nourish fluids, pediatric diarrhea, h/a
Chai Hu (bupluri)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, liver qi, menses, hemorrhoids, raises yang qi, malaria, shaoyang
Sheng Ma (cimicifuga)
COOL RELEASE EXTERIOR, vents measles, raises yang, toxic heat and mouth sores