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Channels:
LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm

A&I:
* Aromatically transforms dampness: Specifically for dampness obstructing the middle jiao

- Releases exterior & transforms turbidity: For damp warm-febrile diseases or summerheat, + externally-contracted wind-cold with internal injury from dampness.

C&C:
- Yin Xu w/ Heat Signs
- Stomach Fire

Dosage: up to 9g
- Do not cook for more than 15 minutes.
Huo Xiang
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Neutral

A&I:
* Aromatically transforms dampness: for dampness obstructing the middle jiao. Because it is a neutral herb that does not lead to dryness it can also be used for damp-heat in Spleen channel (sweet, sticky taste in mouth, excessive saliva, & foul breath).

- Transforms dampness & releases summerheat: damp-summerheat patterns also for early stages of damp warm-febrile diseases.

C&C:
Yin Xu

Dosage: up to 9g
Pei Lan
(No Sample)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi, transforms dampness, & resolves stagnation: Used when dampness distresses the Spleen & Stomach or in cases of food stagnation. **An important herb for reducing & eliminating distention & fullness, especially when due to excess.

- Warms & transforms phlegm & directs rebellious qi downward: for wheezing, coughing, & stifling sensation in the chest.

C&C:
- Pregnancy
- Antagonizes Ze Xie & Han Shui Shi

Dosage: up to 9g
Hou Po
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic

A&I:
* Strongly dries dampness & strengthens the Spleen: for dampness obstructing the middle jiao.

- Expels wind-dampness: for wind-cold-damp bi in the extremities

- Clears dampness in the lower jiao: for damp-heat pouring downward (leg qi), vaginal discharge, & swollen, sore joints (lower limb)

C&C:
- Qi Xu with excessive sweating
- Yin Xu with interior heat
- loose watery stools

Dosage:
Up to 9g
Herb is very drying - eat congee to counteract this effect.
Cang Zhu
School sample slices are larger and more orange.
Channels:
LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm or Neutral, Aromatic

A&I:
* Aromatically transforms dampness: damp warm-febrile diseases.

- Warms the middle jiao& causes rebellious qi to descend: for vomiting due to cold from Spleen & Stomach Xu or Stomach Cold

- Promotes the movement of qi & transforms stagnation: fullness in tghe chest, epigastrium, or abdomen.

C&C:
- Yin Xu
- Xue Xu

Dosage: up to 6g.
Add Near End
Bai Dou Ku
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic

A&I:
* Dries dampness & warms middle jiao: for damp-cold of the Spleen & Stomach.

C&C:
- Yin Xu

Dosage: up to 6g
- Add Near End
Cao Dou Kou
No School Sample
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Strongly dries dampness & disperses cold: for damp-cold obstructing the Spleen & Stomach (epigastric & abdominal distention, fullness, & pain together with vomiting & diarrhea, & a very greasy tongue coating

* Checks malarial disorders: intermittent fever & chills especially when due to damp-cold or turbid dampness.

- Dissolves stagnation & distention: indigestion due to meat stagnation.

C&C:
- Qi Xu
- Xue Xu
- No cold or dampness
- OD can cause vomiting

Dosage: up to 6g
- Roasting the herb reduces the possible side effect of vomiting.
Cao Guo
No school sample
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic

A&I:
* Used in prescriptions with tonifying herbs to prevent them from causing stagnation

- Transforms dampness & stops vomiting: when dampness distresses the Spleen & Stomach.

- Promotes the movement of qi & strengthens the Stomach: Spleen & Stomach stagnant qi patterns.

- Calms the fetus: for morning sickness or restless fetus.

C&C:
Yin Xu with Heat Signs

Dosage: up to 6g
- Add near end when used in decoction.
Sha Ren
VERY IMPORTANT HERB