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Ci Shi; magnetitum
Anchor Shen; calm LV yang, ton KD/LV (impaired hearing and vision), aid KD in grasping qi
Dai Zhe Shi; haematitum
Extinguish LV wind; anchor LV yang clear LV heat, strongly direct rebel ST/LU qi down, cool bx stop bxing
Long Gu; fossilia ossis mastodi
Anchor Shen; calm LV yang, chronic non-healing sores (topically), prevent leaking fluids
Mu Li; astreae concha
Anchor Shen; calm LV yang, soften hardness dissipate nodules, absorb ST acidity stop pain, stop leaking
Zhen Zhu; margarita
Anchor Shen; sedate HT, clear LV eliminate wuperficial visual obstructions, promote healing generate flesh
Zhu Sha; cinnabaris
Anchor Shen Obsolete substances; settle HT calm spirit, expel phlegm sedate jitteriness and convulsions
Bai Dou Kou; amomi fr. rotundus
Aromatics for damp; t damp, move qi dissolve stag, warm MJ, help descend rebellious qi
Cang Zhu; atractylodis rz.
Aromatics for damp; strongly dry damp strengthen SP, rel ext induce sweating for W/D pathogens, clear LI damp, improve vision
Cao Dou Kou; alpiniae katsumadai sm.
Aromatics for damp; dry damp, move qi dissolve stag, warm MJ, direct rebellious qi down
Cao Guo; tsaoko fr.
Aromatics for damp; strongly dry damp disperse cold, move qi dissolve stagnation, warm MJ, check malarial disorders
Hou Po; magnoliae cx.
Aromatics for damp; dry damp, direct qi down reduce phlegm calm wheezing
Huo Xiang; pogostemonis hb.
Aromatics for damp; t damp, stop nausea/vomit, rel ext-summer-heat, dermatisis
Sha Ren; amomi fr.
Aromatics for damp; used for diarrhea due to SP cold, calm fetus (morning sickness), prevent stag from tonifying herbs (esp. shu di)
Niu Huang; bovis calculus
Aromatics for Orifices; clear HT open orifices awaken spirit expel phlegm, clear LV relieve tox extinguish wind stop tremor, drain heat
Bai Guo; ginkgo sm.
Astringe; contain LU qi leakage stop cough, elim damp stop discharge, aka yin xing
Chi Shi Zhi; halloysitum
Astringe; bind LI stop diarrhea, contains bx so stop bleeding, promote healing wounds
Chun Pi; ailanthi cx.
Astringe; bind LI stop diarrhea, clear heat dry damp, kill parasites, aka chun gen pi
Fu Pen Zi; rubi fr.
Astringe; stabalize KD contain essence, restrain urine (enuresis, free pee), assist yang improve vision
Fu Xiao Mai; tritici fr.
Astringe; HT, inhibit sweating from qi/yin xu, xiao mai-nourish HT calm shen
Hai Piao Xiao; sepiae endo.
Astringe; stabalize KD contain essence, stop bleeding vaginal d/c, neutralize ST acid, resolve damp promote healing (topically)
He Zi; chebulae fr.
Astringe; contain LU qi leakage stop cough, bind LI stop diarrhea, improve condition of throat
Jin Ying Zi; rosae fr.
Astringe; LI bind up intestine stop diarrhea
Lian Zi; nelumbinis
Astringe; stabilize KD essence contain essense, tonify SP stop diarrhea, nourish HT calm HT shen
Qian Shi; euryales sm.
Astringe; stabilize KD contain essense; tonify SP stop diarrhea, expel damp stop discharge
Rou Dou Kou; myristicae
Astringe; bind LI stop diarrhea, warm MJ move qi stop pn
Shan Zhu Yu; corni fr.
Astringe; stabilize KD contain essence, stabilize mensus stop bleeding, stop excess sweat, ton LV/KD
Wu Mei; mume fr.
Astringe; contain LU qi leakage stop cough, generates fluids, expel roundworm stop pn, stop bleeding, tx corns warts (topically)
Wu Wei Zi; schisandrae
Astringe; contain LU qi leak stop cough, stabalize KD essence, generate fluid, calm HT shen, stop diarrhea, inhibit sweat, improve hepatitis conditions
Chai Hu; bupleurium
Release Exterior-Cool; raise yang qi, MJ qi sinking, resolve shao yang d/o reduce fever, soothe LV qi
Bai Wei; Cynanchi Atrati Radix
Clear Xu Heat; cool bx prom pee, relieve tox reduce swelling
Di Gu Pi; Lucii cortes
Clear Xu Heat; cool bx reduce swelling bc KD yin xu heat (with sweating), clear LU heat stop cough, drain floating fire in KD chnl (toothache)
Mu Dan Pi; moutan cx.
Clear Heat, Cool Blood; clear xu fire (without sweating), cool move bx, invig bx dispel bx stasis, clear ascending LV fire, drain pus reduce swelling
Sheng Di Huang; rehmanniae
Clear Heat, Cool Blood; nourish yin, clear ying nutritive and xue bx level, used for wasting thirsting disorder, cool upward blazing or HT fire
Shui Niu Jiao; bubali cornu
Clear Heat, Cool Blood; clear heat tox, clear heat arrest tremors, can replace xi jiao (endangered)
Xuan Shen; scrophulariae
Clear Heat, Cool Blood; nourish yin, clear ying xue level, drain fire relieve tox for pnful swollen throat, soften hardness dissipate nodules
Zi Cao; arnebiae/lithospermi rx.
Clear Heat, Cool Blood; cool move bx, vent rash relieve fire tox, clear damp heat in skin (topically), facilitate passage of stool/urine
Huang Bai; phellodendri cx.
Clear Heat, Dry Damp; drain fire relieve tox particularly in LI, drain xu KD fire
Huang Lian; coptidis rz.
Clear Heat, Dry Damp; drain fire rlieve tox particularly in MJ, used for diarrhea dysentery due to d/h, clear HT fire, Drain ST fire, clear heat stop bleeding, clear heat topically
Huang Qin; scutellariae rx.
Clear Heat, Dry Damp;drain fire relieve tox particularly in UJ, clear LU heat, used for shao yang syndrome, dlear heat stop bleeding (charred), calm fetus for restless fetus due to heat, sedate ascending LV yang
Ku Shen; sophorae flavescentis rx.
Clear Heat, Dry Damp; used for genital itching and jaundice, disperse wind, kill parasites stop itching (lower part), clear heat promote pee
Long Dan Cao; gentianae
Clear Heat, Dry Damp; used for genital itching and jaundice, drain d/h fron LV/GB channels (upper part eyes, lower part genital area), drain pacify excess LV fire
Dan Zhu Ye; laphatheri hb.
Clear Heat, Quell Fire;eliminate irritability, clear d/h prom pee esp in SI chnl
Jue Ming Zi; cassiae sm.
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; clear LV eyes, tx htn due to LV fire/LV yang rising, moisten intestine move stool, used to prevent atherosclerosis lower b/p and serum cholesterol
Lu Gen; phragmitix rz.
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; clear heat prom pee, clear heat from ST LU, vent rashes, gen fluids moisten dry
Shi Gao; gypsum fibrosum
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; clear LU heat, clear blazing ST heat (toothache),absorb exudation for eczema, burns, and ulcerated sores (calcined, topically)
Xia Ku Cao; prunellae spica
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; clear LV eyes, tx htn due to LV yang rising/LV fire, clear heat dissipate nodules
Zhi Mu; anemarrhenae rz.
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; enrich yin, moisten dryness for LU/KD yin xu heat
Zhi Zi; gardeniae fr.
Clear Heat, Quell Fire; eliminate irritability, drain d/h for uti jaundice, cool bx stop bleeding (charred), reduce swelling move stasis bc trauma (pwdr, topically)
Bai Jiang Cao; patriniae hb.
Clear Heat-Toxin; reduce abscess, expel pus for intestinal abscess, dispel bx stasis stop pn
Ban Lan Gen; isatidis rx.
Clear Heat-Toxin; benefit throat, clear d/h jaundice, cool bx, prevent epidemic
Jin Yin Hua;lonicerae fl.
Clear Heat-Toxin; expel externally contracted w/h, dui-yao for 4 stages warm febrile dz, clear d/h in LJ
Lian Qiao; forsythiae fr.
Clear Heat-Toxin; expel externally contracted w/h, dui-yao for 4 stages warm febrile dz, reduce abscesses dissipate clump, clear HT heat
Pu Gong Ying; taraxaci hb.
Clear Heat-Toxin; reduce abscess, clear d/h jaundice, used for breast mastitis poor lactation, clear LV eyes, painful urinary dribbling, promote lactation
Shan Dou Gen; sophorae rx.
Clear Heat-Toxin; benefit throat, clear d/h jaundice, clear LU cough, anti-cancer
She Gan; belamcandae rz.
Clear Heat-Toxin; benifit throat, t phlegm clear LU
Tu Fu Ling; smilacis rz.
Clear Heat-Toxin; clear d/h jaundice, rel tox damp benifit joint, clear d/h from skin, tx syphillis
Bian Dou
Clear Summer Heat
He Ye; nelumbinis
Clear Heat Toxin; clear summer heat, raise clear SP yang for diarrhea, stop bleeding
Qing Hao; artemisiae annuae hb.
Clear Xu Heat; clear summer heat, cool bx stop bleeding, check malarial d/o relieve heat
Bei Xie; Dioscoreae, tokoro
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, separate pure from turbid for gao lin, expel w/d unblock chnls, clear d/h from skin
Bian Xu*; polygoni
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, expel parasites stop itching
Che Qian Zi*; plantaginis, plantago seed
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, expel phlegm cough, solidify stool for diarrhea, clear eyes
Deng Xin Cao*; junci, juncus/rush pith
Drain Damp; drain HT heat via SI, clear HT direct fire down
Di Fu Zi; kochiae, kochia fruit
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, expel damp stop itching
Dong Gua Ren; benincasae, muskmallow seed
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, clear heat expel phlegm pro d/c pus
Dong Kui Zi; malvae
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, pro lactation, benefit breast, moisten intestine
Fu Ling*; poria
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, strengthen SP, harmonize MJ, t phlegm, quiet HT calm shen
Fu Ling Pi*
Drain Damp; diuretic
Fu Shen*
Drain Damp; calm shen
Hua Shi*; talcum
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, clear summer heat, absorb damp for eczema sore topically
Mu Tong*; akebiae
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, drain HT heat via SI, unblock bx stasis, pro lactation
Qu Mai*; dianthi, dianthus /pinks
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, unblock bx stasis
Shi Wei; pyrrosiae, pyrossia leaf
Drain Damp; pro pee lin, expel phlegm stop cough, clear heat stop bleeding
Yi Yi Ren; coicis, jobs tears
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, strengthen SP, clear heat expel pus, expel w/d for bi
Yin Chen Hao; artemisiae, artemisia capillaris
Drain Damp; eliminate LV/GB d/h, principal herb for jaundice
Ze Xie*; alismatis, alisma/water plantain rhizome
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, settle ministerial fire in KD, drain d/h from LJ
Zhu Ling*; polyporus
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, pro urine leech our damp
Bing Lang; arecae sm.
Expel Parasites; kill wide variety of intestinal parasites esp tapeworm, move qi in intestine (constip, distention, tenesmus), move qi pro pee, used for malarial d/o's
Han Fang Ji; stephaniae
Drain Damp; pro pee edema, expel w/d alleviate pn for bi
Bai Hua She; agkistrodon, snake
Expel Wind Damp; unblock chnls smooth tendons, dispel wind from skin & sinews, settle jitteriness & convulsions
Cang Er Zi
Expel Wind Damp
Du Huo*; angelicae
Expel Wind Damp; expel w/d stop bi pn, disperse w/c/d esp low back and legs, rel ext, used for shao yin h/a & toothache
Hai Tong Pi; erythrinae, coral bean bark
Expel Wind Damp; expel w/d bi pn, unblocks chnnls, pro pee edema, txs itching skin lesions, used as gargle fro toothache bc dental cavaties
Mu Gua; chaenomelis fr, chinese quince
Expel Wind Damp; unblock chnls smooth tendons, relax sinew for cramping pn, harm ST t damp, reduce food retention
Qin Jiao*; gentianae rx,
Expel Wind Damp; expel w/d stop bi pn, relax sinews, clear heat from xu, resolve damp jaundice, moisten intestine move stool
Sang Zhi; mori, morus twig
Expel Wind Damp; unblock chnls smooth tendons, benefit joints esp upper limbs, edema
Wei Ling Xian; clematidis rx.
Expel Wind Damp; expel w/d bi pn, unblock chnls alleviate pn, soften tranform fish bones (15-30g), focal distension accumulation
Wu Jia Pi; eleutherococci cx. acanthopanas root bark
Expel Wind Damp; ton LV/KD strengthen sinew/bone, t damp reduce swelling
Xi Xian Cao; siegesbeckiae hb. siegesbeckia
Expel Wind Damp; unblock chnls smooth tendons, str sinews, clear heat calm LV for htn, t d/h
She Chuang Zi; cnidii fr.
External; dry damp kill parasites stop itching (topically), expel w/c/d for bi, warm KD yang (internally)
Bai Ji Li; tribuli fr.
Extinguish LV Wind; brighted eyes, calm LV ext wind, anchor LV yang, clear LV heat, soothe LV qi, disperse w/h brighten eyes, dispel wind stop itching
Di Long; pheretima
Extinguish LV Wind; Clear heat unblock channels, drain heat stop spasm convulsion, clear heat unblock chnls collats, calm wheezing, clear heat prom pee, htn
Gou Teng; uncariae rm.
Extinguish LV Wind; calm LV est wind, control spasms tremors, drain LV heat pacify LV yang, rel ext
Shi Jue Ming; haliotidis concha
Extinguish LV Wind; calm LV ext wind, anchor LV yang clear LV heat, drain LV fire, improve eyes help superficial visual obstruction, help gastric acidity, trauma topically, brighten eyes
Tian Ma; gastrodiae rz.
Extinguish LV wind; calm LV ext wind, control spasms tremors, *internal LV wind whether czed by heat/cold, ext wind alleviate pn, used for bi syn
Gu Ya; setariae
Food Stagnation; for starchy foods, strengthen SP/ST
Ji Nei Jin; gigeriae galli endothelium
Food Stagnation; for various types, strongly reduce food retention improve T&T of SP, secure the essence stop enuresis, t stones (urinary or billiary)
Lai Fu Zi; raphani
Food Stagnation; for fullness distension, t accumulation, descend LU qi t phlegm (couging wheezing)
Mai Ya; hordei fr. germinatus
Food Stagnation; for starchy foods, restrain lactation, sooth LV qi
Shan Zha; crataegi
Food Stagnation; for meat greasy food, move bx stasis, stop diarrhea (charred), tx htn cad & elevated serum cholesterol
Shen Qu; massa medicata fermentata
Food Stagnation; for minerals, harmonize ST, added to pills containing heavy minerals to aid in digestion and absorption
Chi Shao*; paeoniae, red peony root
Move Blood; cool bx, clear LV fire
Chuan Niu Xi*; cyathulae, cyathula
Move Blood; induce downward movement of bx, expel w drain d, unblock menses
Chuan Shan Jia
Move Blood
Chuan Xiong*; chuanxiong, cnidium
Move Blood; various types h/a, expel wind stop pn (h/a)
Dan Shen*; salviae, salvia root (red sage root)
Move Blood; cool bx, clear HT, calm shen, nourish bx
E Zhu; curcumae, zedoaria rhizome
Move Blood; dui-yao for breakup bx remove accumulation stop pn, move qi, move qi stronger than san leng
Hong Hua*; carthami fl., safflower
Move Blood; dui-yao for amenorrhea dysmen b/c bx stasis, unblock menses, harmonize bx
Mo Yao*; myrrh
Move Blood; dui-yao for pn b/c trauma & w/c/d bi syn, reduce swelling gen flesh, promote healing (topically)
Huai Niu Xi*; achyranthis, achyranthes root
Move Blood; induce downward movement of bx, ton LV/KD strengthen muscle bone, clear d/h in LJ
Ru Xiang*; olibanum, frankincense
Move Blood; dui-yao for pn b/c trauma and w/c/d bi syn, reduce swelling gen flesh, relax sinews activate chnls
San Leng; sparganii, sparganium rhiz.
Move Blood; dui-yao for break up bx remove accumulation stop pn, move qi, used for childhood nutrition impairment
Tao Ren*; persicae, peach kernal
Move Blood; dui-yao for amen dysmen b/c bx stasis, moisten intestine unblock bowels
Wang Bu Liu Xing; vaccaria seed
Move Blood; unblock menstruation, promote lactation, reduce swelling for breat and testicles
Yan Hu Suo; corydalis rhizome
Move Blood; for various types of pn, move qi
Yi Mu Cao*; leonuri hb. motherwort
Move Blood; reg menstuation prom pee, clear heat resolve tox
Yu Jin; curcumae, turmeric tuber
Move Blood; cool bx, clear HT, open orifice, move qi, used GB d/o (jaundice, gall stone)
Ze Lan; lycopi hb., bugleweed
Move Blood; reg menstruation prom pee, used topically and internally for trauma
Chen Pi*; citri pericarpium, citrus peel, mature
Move Qi; regulate MJ relieve diaphragm stop N&V, dry damp t phlegm, help prevent stag from tonics
Chen Xiang; aquilariae lignum, aloeswood
Move Qi; reg qi alleviate pn, for asthma wheezing, warm KD, direct rebel qi down reg MJ
Chuan Lian Zi; toosendan fr., melia
Move Qi; reg qi alleviate pn, sooth LV qi, clear heat dry damp, kill parasites
Ju Hong*;
Move Qi; more drying & aromatic than chen pi but less effective in harmonizing MJ
Mu Xiang*; aucklandiae rx., saussurea root
Move Qi; reg qi stop pn, adjust & reg stag qi in intestine, prevent stag from tonics and help T&T
Qing Pi; citri viride peri, immature chen pi
Move Qi; soothe LV qi, break up qi stag, dissipate clumps reduce stag, used for breast absess b/c d/p
Wu Yao; linderae rx., lindera root
Move Qi; reg qi stop pn, warm KD, for free pee, expel cold stop pn
Xiang Fu*; cyperi rhiz., nutgrass
Move Qi; reg qi stop pn, soothe LV qi, reg menstruation stop pn
Zhi Ke*; aurantii fr., mature bitter orange
Move Qi; milder than zhi shi so esp good for weak patients, if there is constipation zhi shi is better
Zhi Shi*; aurantii immaturus, immature bitter orange
Move Qi; break up qi stag, direct qi down move stool, t phlegm expel focal distension, used with qi tonics for MJ qi sinking, raise b/p
Bai Zi Ren*; platycladi sm., biota seed
Nourish Heart, Calm Spirit; moisten intestine move stool, yin xu nite sweats
Suan Zao Ren*; ziziphi spinosae sm, sour jujube
Nourish Heart, Calm Spirit; nourish LV bx, astringe sweating
Ye Jiao Teng*; polygoni multiflori, (upper heshouwu)
Nourish Heart, Calm Spirit; nourish bx unblock chnls, alleviate itching (external wash)
Yuan Zhi*; polygalae rx., polygala senega root
Nourish Heart, Calm Spirit; expel phlegm open orifices (HT), expel phlegm stop cough (LU), reduce abscesses dissipate swelling
Da Huang*; rhei rx., rhubarb root
Purge; drain d/h jaundice or acute hot dysentery like d/o's, drain bx heat for bleeding (charred), invig bx move bx stasis (jiu-wine treated), clear tox heat
Lu Hui; aloe
Purge; clear heat cool LV, kill parasites strengthen ST
Mang Xiao*; natrii sulfas, mirabilite/NA2SO4
Purge; moisten dryness soften hardness, used for excess heat in ST/LI, clear heat reduce swelling (external)
Bo He; menthae
Release Exterior - Cool; benefit throat, clear eyes, vent rashes, clear head, soothe LV qi
Chan Tui; cicadae
Release Exterior - Cool; benefit throat, clear eyes, vent rashes, stop itching, extinguish LV wind stop spasm
Dan Dou Chi; sojae
Release Exterior - Cool; eliminate irritability, qing dou chi-prepared with sang ye and qing hao, wen dou chi prepared with ma huang and zi su ye
Ge Gen; puerariae
Release Exterior - Cool; raise yang qi, diarrhea, vent rashes, rel mescles clear heat, nourish fluids alleviate thirst, tx htn
Ju Hua; chrysanthemi
Release Exterior - Cool; clear eyes, bai ju hua-calm LV ext LV wind, ye ju hua-relieve tox
Man Jing Zi; vitcis
Release Exterior - Cool; clear eyes, clear head, expel w/d bi
Mu Zei; equiseti hb.
Release Exterior - Cool; clear eyes, brighten eyes remove visual obstruction, clear heat stop bleeding
Niu Bang Zi; arctii
Release Exterior - Cool; benefit throat, clear heat detox, moisten intestine
Sang Ye; mori fm.
Release Exterior - Cool; clear eyes, clear heat from LU moisten dryness, cool bx stop bleeding
Sheng Ma; cimicifugae
Release Exterior - Cool; raise yang qi, MJ sinking qi, vent rashes, clear heat detox
Bai Zhi; angelicae
Release Exterior - Warm; expel w/c/d bi, stop h/a, open nasal orifices, reduce swelling expel pus, expel damp alleviate d/c
Fang Feng; saposhnikoviae
Release Exterior - Warm; expel w/c/d bi, sl warm less drying for both w/c w/h, expel w/d stop pn, expel LV wind stop spasm (tetany), tx painful diarrhea and h/a
Gao Ben; liqustici rz
Release Exterior - Warm; expel w/c/d bi, stop h/a jue yin (vertex), quide qi to tai yang & du chnls, drying nature for w/c/d
Gui Zhi; cinnamon
Release Exterior - Warm; rel muscle layer (sweating), harmonize ying/wei qi, assist HT unblocks yang qi in chest, warm chnls vessels, warm middle
Jing Jie; schizonepetae
Release Exterior - Warm; sl warm less drying for both w/c w/h, rel rash stop itching, stop bleeding (charred)
Ma Huang; ephedrae
Release Exterior - Warm; drastic diaphoretic (absense of sweating), disperse LU (cough wheezing), promote urination (edema), disperse cold pathogens
Pao Jiang *
Release Exterior - Warm
Qiang Huo; notopyerygii
Release Exterior - Warm; expel w/c/d bi, stop h/a tai yang (occipital), guide qi to tai yang & du chnls, expel w/c/d esp for upper body pn
Sheng Jiang; zingiberis rz
Release Exterior - Warm; seafood poisoning, warm LU stop cough t phlegm, warm MJ alleviate vomiting, harminize ying/wei qi, reduce toxicity of ban xia & tian nan xing
Sheng Jiang Pi *
Drain damp
Xi Xin; asari hb.
Release Exterior - Warm; stop h/a shao yin (toothache), open nasal orifices, warm LU t phlegm, very good analgesic
Xiang Ru; moslae hb.
Release Exterior - Warm; expel summer heat t damp, promote pee reduce swelling, aka summer ma huang
Xin Yi Hua; mafnoliase fl.
Release Exterior - Warm; open nasal orifices, nasal d/c or congestion or lack of smell
Zi Su Ye; perillae fm.
Release Exterior - Warm; seafood poisoning, move qi expand chest, calm fetus morning sickness
Bai Bu; stemonae rx.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; moisten LU, expel parasites kill lice (topically)
Kuan Dong Hua; farfarae fl.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; moisten LU, for variety cough/wheezing (acrid warm but not drying)
Ma Dou Ling
Relieve Cough & Wheeze
Pi Pa Ye; eriobotryae fm
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; clear LU heat, t phlegm, for n/v bc ST heat
Sang Bai Pi; mori cx.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; clear LU heat, prom pee reduce edema, used htn
Xing Ren; armeniacae sm.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; descend LU qi stop cough/wheez, moisten intestine, many kinds cough esp epi dry
Zi Su Zi; perillae fr.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; descend LU qi stop cough/wheez, t phlegm, moisten intestine, stifling sensation in chest
Zi Wan; asteris rx.
Relieve Cough & Wheeze; moisten LU, t phlegm, variety cough/wheez (acrid warm not drying)
Ai Ye; mugwort
Stop Bleeding; warm womb stop bxing, calm fetus, disperse cold stop pn, eliminate damp stop itching
Bai Ji; bletillae rz
Stop Bleeding; astringe bx stop bxing, generate flesh reduce swelling (topically),
Bai Mao Gen; imperatae rz,
Stop Bleeding; cool bx stop bxing, clear heat pro pee, clear ST/LU heat
Ce Bai Ye; platycladi cacu., biota leaf
Stop Bleeding; cool bx stop bxing, topically for burns, stop cough expel phlegm
Di Yu; sanguisorbae rx.
Stop Bleeding; cool bx stop bxing, for LI bleeding - hemorrhoid or dysentery, topically for burns, generate flesh topically, clear heat
Di Yu
Stop Bleeding
Huai Hua Mi; sophorae fl.
Stop Bleeding; cool bx stop bleeding, for LI bleeding - hemorrhoid or dysentery, cool LV (for bx pressure)
Pu Huang; typhae pollen, cattail pollen
Stop Bleeding; move bx stop bxing, used for trauma, astringe bx stop bxing, pro pee
Qian Cao Gen; rubiae rx. madder root
Stop Bleeding; move bx stop bxing, used for trauma, reduce swelling alleviate pn for trauma
San Qi; notoginseng rx., pseudoginseng
Stop Bleeding; move bx stop bxing, used for trauma, reduce swelling alleviate pn for trauma
Xian He Cao; agrimoniae hb.
Stop Bleeding;astringe bx stop bxing, alleviate diarrhea and dysenteric d/o's, kill parasites (used for trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm)
Bai Shao*, paeoniae rx. alba, white peony root
Tonify Blood; regulate menstruation, calm and curb LV yang alleviate pn, preserve the yin and adjust nutritive and protective levels
Dang Gui*, angelicae sinenisis
Tonify Blood; reg menstruation, activate & harmonize bx and disperse cold, moisten intestine and moves stool, reduce swelling expel pus gen flesh, tx cough
E Jiao*, esini corii colla, ass hide gelatin
Tonify Blood; nourish bx stop bxing, nourish moisten yin for dry LU cough bc yin xu/consumption
Gou Qi Zi; lycii fr., lycium/wolfberry
Tonify Blood; ton LV/KD, benefit exxence brighten eyes, enrich yin moisten LU, mildy ton KD yang
Long Yan Rou*, longan arillus, longan fruit
Tonify Blood; ton HT/SP nour bx calm spirit
Sang Shen; mori fr., morus/mulberry
Tonify Blood; nour yin gen fluids, moisten intestione
Shu Di Huang*, rehmanniae rx. prep
Tonify Blood; nour yin, used for xiao ke syn, nour bx ton essense
Bai Zhu*, atractylodis rz,
Tonify Qi; stabilize exterior stop sweating, str SP t damp, calm fetus (SP xu type)
Da Zao*, jujubae fr, red date
Tonify Qi; moderate & harmonize the characteristic of other herbs, nour bx calm shen
Dang Shen*, codonopix rx
Tonify Qi; ton LU/SP, used for ext wind and int qi xu, use 2-3x's the dosage of ren shen
Gan Cao*, glycyrrhizea rx., licorice
Tonify Qi; moderate and harmonize the characteristic of other herbs, soothe spasm stop pn, clear tox heat, used as antidote to toxins (internally and topically), moisten LU stop cough
Huang Qi*, astragali rx., astragalus
Tonify Qi; stabilize ext stop sweating, for xiao ke, ton qi bx, raise yang qi, ton wei qi, pro pee, d/c pus gen flesh, used for paralysis and pnful bi
Ren Shen*, ginseng rx.
Tonify Qi; ton LU/SP, stongly ton yuan qi, stop thirst gen fluids, ben HT qi calm shen
Shan Yao*, dioscoreae rz., chinese yam
Tonify Qi; for xiao ke, ton LU qi and LU yin, ton KD stabalize and bind
Yi Tang*, maltosum, barley malt
Tonify Qi; ton MJ stop pn, moisten LU stop cough, used for abdominal pn bc xu cold
Zhi Gan Cao *
Tonify Qi
Ba Ji Tian; Morindae Rx. Morinda root
Tonify Yang; Expel WCD Bi, Stop pain; Strengthen sinew & Bone; Ton K Yang w/o blocking Qi.
Bu Gu Zhi *; Psoraleae Fr.
Tonify Yang; Warm SP/K Yang & Stop Diarr. Stabilize essence, aid K to grasp Qi, topical tinct for vitiligo.
Du Zhong *; Eucommiae bark
Tonify Yang;Calm fetus; Ton Lv/K, strengthen bone/sinew, smooth flow of qi/bld; recently for Htn. (lumbar, miscarriage)
Gou Ji; Cibotii Rz.
Tonify Yang; Ton Lv/K, Strengthen bone/sinew; expel WD; Stabilize K. (for LV/K xu w/ attack of WCD)
Gu Sui Bu; Drynariae Rz.
Tonify Yang; Ton Lv/K, strengthen bone/sinew; Trauma/Injury; regen of sinew/bone; topical tinct stims hair grow; (fractures)
Hu Tao Ren; Juglandis Sm. Walnut seed, (aka He Tao Ren)
Tonify Yang; Strengthen back/knee; Warm LU and help K to grasp Qi; mois LI for constip; cough/asthma; dissolve urinary stones
Lu Rong; Cervi Cornu; Der Antler (young velvet)
Tonify Yang; Reg Chong/Ren & Strengthen Dai; Tonify Du, build jing(esp brain)&Bld; strntn sinew/bone; tonify Qi/Bld;sl tone Yin; Impot/Infert.
Rou Cong Rong;Cistanches
Tonify Yang; Moisten the intestine; Build Bld/Ess(jing); Cold womb from defic; Tone K Yang, K yang xu impot/infert.
Suo Yang; Cynomorii (stem)
Tonify Yang;moisten the intestine; build Bld/Ess; for atrophy d/o from Lv/KD xu, paralysis/motor impairment; LI dry/Qi&Bld xu constip;
Tu Si Zi; Suscutae Sm; Dodder Seed
Tonify Yang; Calm feotus; secure jing/pee; Tone K/LV-improve vision; Benefit SP/K-stop diarrhea; (specific for vision and low sperm ct)
Xian Mao; Curculiginis
Tone Yang; Expel WCD Bi; Dui-Yao w/Yin Yang Huo: premature ovairan decline; Infert from cold womb/cold jing. women's libido.
Xu Duan; Dipsaci Rx. Teasel Root
Tone Yang; Ton LV/K: sinew/bone; Trauma/Injury; Calm feotus; Move Bld/Stop Pn/generate flesh.
Yi Zhi Ren; Alpiniae Fr. Black Cardamom
Tonify Yang; Sarm SP/K yang: stop Diarrhea; control jing/pee; control salivation; (vomit/diarr/abd pn)
Yin Yang Huo; Epimedii Hb. Epimedium
Tonify Yang;Expel WCD Bi: Stop Pn; AKA: Xian Ling Pi; Tone Yin/Yang: increase libido; (impotence)
Bai He; Lilii Bulbus; Lily Bulb
Tonify Yin; LU yin: moisten and clear LU for dry cough; HT Yin; Clear HT H & Calm Shen; for "lily bulb D/O"-golden cabinet. (see Borten's note)
Bie Jia *; Trionycis Carapax; Tortoise Shell (sea, soft, dorsum)
Tonify Yin; Dorsal aspect; Tone Yin; Anchor Yang; Move Bld-prom menses; Disspt nodules(palpbl mass); Disperse Clumps(kids);Sbdu Lv Yang/Nour Lv Yin-trembl/convuls; clear xu Heat
Gui Ban *; Testudinis Plastrum; Turtle Shell (freshwater, hard, ventral)
Tonify Yin; Anchor Yang; Ventral aspect; Tone LV/KD yin; Tone KD-strn bone; Nour Bld/Yin&Stabilize Chong/Ren-uterine Bx; Nour Bx/Tone HT; Non-healing sore/ulcer; Lv yang rising; cool bx.
Hei Zhi Ma *, Sesami Sm Nigrum; Black sesame seed
Tonify Yin; Tone LV/KD yin; premature grey hair; aka Hu Ma Ren; Nour Bx-extinguish Wind (dizzy);Moisten Intest/prom BM; rexover from severe ill; increase lactation;
Mai Men Dong *; ophiopogonis Rx.
Tonify Yin; LU yin (moisten and clear LU for dry cough), ST yin (gen fluids), Sl cold, moisten intestion, clear HT eliminate irritability
Nu Zhen Zi; ligustri lucidi fr., ligustrum privet fruit
Tonify Yin; ton LV/KD yin, premature greying of hair, improve vision, clear heat from xu, improve vision
Sang Ji Sheng*; taxilli hb., mistletoe
Tonify Yin; ton LV/KD strengthen sinew/bone, nourish bx calm womb benefit skin, htn
Sha Shen; glehniae rx., glehnia root
Tonify Yin; LU yin moisten and clear LU dry cough, ST yin gen fluids, moisten exterior for dry/itchy skin
Shi Hu; dendrobii hb.,
Tonify Yin; ST yin gen fluids, improve vision, clear heat for yin xu, ton KD augment essense brighten vision
Tian Men Dong *, asparagi rx., asparagus tuber
Tonify Yin; LU yin moisten and clear LU dry cough, KD yin, very cold, moisten intestine, nour KD gen fluids
Bai Jie Zi; sinapis sm., typhonium rhizome
Transform Cold-Phlegm; dissipate nodule reduce swelling, warm LU reg qi expel phlegm, open chnls stop pn
Bai Qian*; cynanchi stauntonii rz., cynanchum
Transform Cold-Phlegm; directs LU qi down, important herb LU qi blockage and stag esp goo for cough with phlegm in throat
Ban Xia*; pinellia prep
Transform Cold-Phlegm; toxicity reduce by sheng jiang and ming fan, dry damp t phlegm, descend rebellious ST qi stop vomit, dissipate nodule reduce swelling, only the prepared herb is for internal use
Jie Geng*; platycodon
Transform Cold-Phlegm; open up diffuse LU qi benefit throat (both p/c & p/h), prom d/c pus, benefit throat, direct effects of other herbs upward
Tian Nan Xing*; arisaematis rz prep, jack in the pulpit
Transform Cold-Phlegm; reduce to by sheng jiang and ming fan, dry damp t phlegm, disperse w/p in chnls stop spasms, reduce swelling stop pn topically, Dan Nan Xing-bitter cold for tremor seizure stroke bc p/h
Xuan Fu Hua; inulae fl.
Transform Cold-Phlegm; direct LU qi down, descend rebellious St qi stop vomit hiccup belching
Chuan Bei Mu*; fritallaria cirrhosae bs.
Transform Hot-Phlegm; stop cough, dry cough, for yin xu cough with sl. sputum that is difficult to expectorate dissipate nodules
Gua Lou*; trichosanthis fruit
Transform Hot-Phlegm; expand chest, moisten intestine, dissipate nodule
Gua Lou Pi; trichosanthis husk of fruit
Transform Hot-Phlegm; expand chest
Gua Lou Ren; trichosanthis seed
Transform Hot-Phlegm; moisten intestine, promote healing of sores
Hai Zao; sargassum, seaweed
Transform Hot-Phlegm; soften hearness for neck nodules, pro pee edema, pn with hernial d/o
Qian Hu*; peucedani, peucedanum root
Transform Hot-Phlegm; descend qi down expel p, rel ext wind
Zhe Bei Mu; fritillariae thunbergi
Transform Hot-Phlegm; stop cough productive, for acute LU heat pattern with productive cough, diss nodules
Zhu Ru*; bamboo shavings
Transform Hot-Phlegm; used for GB fire harboring phlegm, clear ST heat stop vomit
Bi Ba; piperis lingi long pepper fruit
Warm Interior; warm MJ, h/a nasal congestion, toothache topically
Cao Wu (wu tou-main root)*; ac. kusnezoffii, aconiti (similar to chuan wu but stronger more toxic used rarely)
Warm Interior; chnl, expel w/c/d remove painful obstruction (almost exclusively topical)
Chuan Wu(wu tou-main root)*; aconiti rx, aconiti
Warm Interior; chnl, expel w/c/d remove painful obstruction, reduce swelling induce ulcerations dispel putrefaction
Ding Xiang; caryophylle, clove
Warm Interior; warm MJ descemd ST rebel qi, warm KD aid yang
Gan Jiang*; zingiberis rz, dry ginger
Warm Interior; restore devastated yang, warm SP/ST expel cold, warm LU t phlegm
Gao Liang Jiang; alpiniae rz, galanga rhizome
Warm Interior; warm MJ stop pn, direct rebel qi down
Hu Jiao; piperis fr, black pepper
Warm Interior; warm MJ stop pn, primarily a digestive herb
Rou Gui*; cinnamomi cx., cinnamon bark
Warm Interior; warm fire assist yang, disperse deep cold warm chnls stop pn, lead fire back to source, encourage of qi & bx
Wu Zhu Yu*; evodiae, evodia fruit
Warm Interior; warm MJ descend ST rebel qi, soothe LV qi, warm MJ stop pn, warm SP stop diarrhea expel c/d, lead fire down, vertes h/a bc cold
Xiao Hui Xiang; foeniculi fr, fennel seed
Warm Interior; warm MJ descend rebel qi, sooth LV qi, warm LV/KD stop pn
Fu Zi; aconite lateral root processed
Warm Interior; organ & chnl, restore devastated yang, warm fire assist yang, disperse cold warm chnls stop pn, guide the actions of other herbs into 12 chnls
Tian Hua Fen; trichosanthis rx.
Clear Heat Quell Fire; clear drain LU heat t phlegm moisten LU dryness, resolve tox expel pus, ameliorate dryness of tonifying warming substances, used for xiao ke synd
Sha Ren; amomi fr.
Aromatics For Damp; diarrhea bc SP cold, calm fetus bc morning sickness, prevent stag from tonifying herbs esp shu di, t damp, move qi stag, warm MJ, descend rebel qi n/v
Ma Dou Ling; aristolochiae fr.
Unacceptable toxicity; contains aristolochic acid-nephrotoxicity. clear LU t phlegm stop cough calm wheez, tx bleeding hemorrhoid
Zhu Sha; connabaris
Unacceptable toxicity; primary ore of mercury. settle HT calm spirit, expel phlegm sedate jitteriness convulsion, clear heat rel tox prevent putrefaction (topically)
Guan Mu Tong; aristolochiae manshuriensis caulis
Unacceptable toxicity; contains aristolochic acid-nephrotoxicity. clear HT fire prom pee, unblock menses prom lactation
Guang Fang Ji; aristolochiae fangchi rx.
Unacceptable toxicity; contains aristolochic acid-nephrotoxicity. expel w/d clear heat (bi syn), prom pee reduce edema
Chuan Shan Jia; manitis squama
Endangered species; disperse bx stag unblock menses prom lactation, reduce swelling promote d/c pus, expel w/d from chnls
Cang Er Zi; xanthii fr.
Release the Exterior - Warm; expel w/c/d, open nasal orifices, disperse wind dispel wind
Tian Hua Fen; Trichosanthis; Trichosanthes root
Clear Heat Quell Fire; Gen fluids moisten dry, clears drains LU heat t phlegm and moistens LU dryness, resolves tox expels pus, ameliorate dryness of tonifying warming substances, used for xiao ke syn (wasting thirsting)
Hua Ma Ren; cannabis
Laxatives; nourish moisten intestines, nourish yin, clear heat promote healing of sores
Da Ji; euphorbiae pekinensis, peking spurge root
Cathartics; drain down drive out congested fluids, reduce swelling dissipate nodules
Da Fu Pi*; arecae peri, betel husk/peel
Move qi; direct qi down reduce stag, prom pee move damp
Bai Bian Dou; lablab sm., hyacinth bean
Tonify Qi; str SP t damp, clear summer heat, tx food poisoning
Feng Mi*, Mel, honey
Tonify Qi; ton MJ stop pn, moisten LU stop cough, moisten intestine
Geng Mi*, oryzae sm, rice syrup
Tonify Qi; str SP t damp, stop thirst gen fluids, stop diarrhea and dysentery