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Which herbs relieve toxicity and expel BOTH INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR HEAT?
JIN YIN HUA: expels summer ht, cools the blood dispersing ht from exterior, clears damp-heat from lower jiao (dysentery and painful urinary dysfunction aka PUD)

LIAN QIAO: reduce abscesses,dissapate nodules (esp. neck lumps) removing ht from interior, sagelike

Cautions: Sp and St df cold, sores or ulceration due to qi df
Which herbs clear SUMMER HEAT?
JIN YIN HUA: relieves toxicity,clears both int/ext ht and damp ht.

HE YE: relieves toxicity, promotes weight loss, stops bleeding in the lower jiao due to ht, raises yang for chronic diarrhea due to Sp Df.

QING HAO: clears malarial disorder and steaming bone disorder from Df Ht, cools the blood stopping nose bleed, and don't cook too long.
Which herbs relieve toxicity, cools the blood, and ALL COME FROM THE SAME PLANT?
BAN LAN GEN: root- good for "Massive Head" febrile disease, yang jaundice,and sore throat

DA QING YE: leaf- reduces maculae, has antibiotic properties, and strengthens immune system

QING DAI: indigo- reduces maculae, stops convulsions, purges Liver-Fire accosting the lungs (coughing blood streaked sputum)

Channels: *Ht, Lu, St - *Liv for Qing Dai
Tastes: Bitter, Cold, Salty
Caution: Spleen and Stomach Df Cold
Which herbs relieve toxicity, are bitter/cold, and TREAT SNAKEBITES?
ZI HUA DI DING: acrid, treat hot sores, reduces abscess in breasts and intestines, clears Liver-Heat(inflammation of eyes, throat, and ears), and enters Ht/Liv Channels

CHUAN XIN LIAN: treats sore throat (from asthma or abscess), has anti-viral properties, dries dampness (urinary tract infections and dysentery), and enters Lu/St/SI/LI channels

BAI WEI: salty, promotes urination, treats PUD, cools the blood and rids of all type of fevers from Yin Df Heat(*postpartum fever, childrens summertime fever, and lingering fever that has injured the blood or yin), and enters Kid/Lu/St channels
Which bitter herbs enter the LI & Liv, relieve toxicity, DISPELS BLOOD STASIS, STOPS PAIN, AND REDUCE INTESTINAL ABSCESSES?
BAI JIANG CAO: acrid/slightly cold, expels pus, eliminates fire toxin disorders, and also enters St channel.

HONG TENG: neutral, treats skin lesions and appendicitis, and good for sharp pain (trauma, sports injuries, joint pain, dysmenorrheal)
Which herbs are cold, enter the LI channel, and are PARTICULARY GOOD FOR CLEARING DYSENTERY?
BAI TOU WENG: bitter, relieves fire toxicity, has strong anti-dysentery effect, and also enters the St channel.

MA CHI XIAN: sour, relieves fire toxicity, has mild anti-dysentery effect, cools blood, treats sores, and also enters the Liv channel.

HU HUANG LIAN: bitter, clears heat deficiency, has very strong anti-dysentery effect, treats spontaneous external bleeding, reduces "childhood nutritional impairment", and also enters the Liv/St channels
Which cold herbs relieve toxicity, DRAINS DAMP-HEAT (PARTICULARLY PUD) AND REDUCE ABSCESSES?
PU GONG YING: bitter/sweet, strongest effect w/ breast abscesses, promotes lactation, treats yang jaundice, clears Liver-Heat causing eye problems, and enters Liv/St channels.

YU XING CAO: acrid, fishy smelling grass, particularly good for lung abscesses (Lu-Heat cough), promotes urination, relieves diarrhea, enters LI/Lu channels, and don't cook too long
Which herbs enter the St channel, RELIEVE SKIN LESIONS, AND DRIES DAMPNESS?
BAI XIAN PI: bitter/cold, expels wind (for itchy skin/rashes), treats vaginal pruritis, and also enters the Sp channel.

TU FU LING: sweet/bland/neutral, treats recurrent ulcers, sores, syphilis, and mercury poisoning, reduce swelling (jaundice), relieves joint pain, promotes white blood cell production, and also enters Liv channel.
Which herbs enter the Lu channel, resolves toxicity, and TREATS SORE THROAT?
MA BO: acrid/neutral, treats cough(from Lu-Heat) and ?loss of voice?, and stops bleeding(apply topically).

SHAN DOU GEN: bitter/cold, disperses swelling and treats cough(from Lu-Heat), clears Damp-Heat(jaundice and bleeding hemorrhoids), has anti-cancer effects, enters LI channel as well, and can cause nausea and vomiting.

SHE GAN: bitter/cold, transforms phlegm relieving cough w/ wheezing (from Phlegm Obstruction), and treats ?loss of voice?.
Which cold herbs stops bleeding, CLEAR DF HEAT W/ STEAMING BONE DISORDER, USED IN "QING GU SAN" FORMULA, and enter the Liv channel?
QING HAO: bitter, clears summer heat and malarial disorder, stops nose bleed, enters GB/Ki channels as well, and don't cook too long.

DI GU PI: sweet/bland, primary herb for steaming bone disorder,relieves toothache, lowers blood pressure, stops reckless movement of blood (hematemesis, subcutaneous and mucosa hemorrhage), clears Lu-Heat (treats cough and panting), and also enters the Ki/Lu channels.

YIN CHAI HU: sweet, primary herb for GAN RE (childhood nutrition impairment), stops various forms of bleeding, and also enters the St channel.

HU HUANG LIAN: bitter, has very strong anti-dysentery effect, treats spontaneous external bleeding, treats GAN RE, and also enters the St/LI channels
Which cold herbs enter the St/Liv channels, and REDUCE "GAN RE" (CHILDHOOD NUTRITIONAL IMPAIRMENT)?
YIN CHAI HU: sweet, primary herb for GAN RE, and stops various forms of bleeding.

HU HUANG LIAN: bitter, has very strong anti-dysentery effect, treats spontaneous external bleeding, and also enters LI channel.

LU HUI: bitter, cools Liv-Heat (red eyes and dizziness), free stools (moist purgative), kills parasites(strengthens stomach), and also enters the LI channel.
Which bitter/cold herbs enter the LI channel, drains downward (strong), PURGE HEAT ACCUMULATION, AND HAVE UNIQUE PREPARATION METHODS?
DA HUANG: primary herb for treating yang ming disorders w/ constipation, drains jaundice and PUD (Damp-Heat), stops reckless movement of blood, dispels blood stasis (Amenorrhea and fixed abdominal masses), relieves flaring fire toxicity (red eyes, sore throat, and swollen/painful gums), treats skin lesions and burns, also enters Ht/Liv/St channels, and HAS MANY CONTRAINDICATIONS SUCH AS ST DF, QI AND BLOOD DF, MENSTRUATION, PREGNANCY, AND LACTATION.
-Unique Preparation-
WINE FRIED = INVIGORATE BLOOD
CHARRED = STOP BLEEDING
RAW = STRENGTHEN PURGE
COOK LONGER = LESSEN PURGE

MANG XIAO: acrid/salty, aka glauber's salt, softens hard masses (reduces lymph-nodes), drains fire (red swollen eyes, sore throat, mouth sores), and also enter the St channel.
-Unique Preparation-
CAN BE TAKEN INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY
ADD TO STRAINED DECOCTION OR WARM WATER, 6-18g

FAN XIE YE: sweet, very effective for cleaning just the intestines, and use carefully as can cause nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
-Unique Preparation-
1.5-3g FOR MILD PURGE
4.5-9g FOR STRONG PURGE
Which sweet/neutral herbs enter the LI channel, drains downward (mild), AND MOISTENS THE INTESTINES?
HUO MA REN: aka hemp seeds, clears constipation due to Blood Df, nourishes yin, promotes healing of sores, and enters Sp/St channels as well.

YU LI REN: acrid/bitter, clears constipation due to Fluid Excess Retention, promotes urination and reduces edema, and also enters the SI channel.
Which bitter/toxic herbs enter the Lu/Kid/LI channels, drains water downwards and drives out mucus(for XUAN YIN), INDUCE PRONOUNCED DIARRHEA, INCOMPATIBLE W/ GAN CAO, and can be prepared w/ vinegar to lessen effect?
GAN SUI: sweet/cold, drives out phlegm due to fluid retention, and treats beriberi or edema w/ difficulty urination and constipation.
.5-1.5g

DA JI: acrid/cold, dissipates nodules due to phlegm retention, and treats sores.
1.5-3g

YUAN HUA: acrid/warm, stops cough w/ wheezing (due to Phlegm Excess), and kills parasites.
1.5-3g
Which toxic herbs enter the Lu/LI channels, drain downward, AND ARE ANTAGONISTS OF EACH OTHER?
QIAN NIU ZI: bitter/acrid/COLD, just slightly toxic, aka Morning Glory Seeds, drives out phlegm and fluids by promoting urination and unblocking bowels (for cough, edema, constipation), expels intestinal parasites, and also enters the kid/SI channels.
3-6g

BA DOU: acrid/HOT, EXTREMELY Toxic, drives out cold accumulation, treats Undigested Food Retention, benefits the throat, also enters the ST channel, and HOT BEVERAGE AGGRAVATES PURGING EFFECTS.
-SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE RELIEVED BY A COLD GLASS OF WATER OR BY HUANG LIAN.
.1-.3g