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purgatives tx/characteristics
Tx Int Excess constipation; bitter, cold, & descending; easily damage Qi & Yin; may cause cramping
Yangming Fu syndrome –( hungry, bldg gums), constipation, organ sxs (vs Yangming Channel syndrome – fever, thirst, deeper in body– no organ involvement, whole body thing), Interior Excess constipation, move blood and guide blood down, cool blood, damp heat, most used purgative
Da Huang (rhubarb)
purgatives
moistens dry stool and intestines, used w/ da huang for internal excess constipation
Mang Xiao (epsom salt)
purgatives
moist laxatives characteristics
no purgative action!; sweet, nourish BF; descending & dispersing; no cautions
most commonly used moist laxative, moistens intestines, gentle, mild, nourishes yin, good for xu patients
Huo Ma Ren (cannabis seed)
moist laxatives
harsh expellants
(all are secondary) – purge body of excess water & fecal mater; tx ascites; tx Int Excess patterns esp w/edema/acities; easily damage Qi & Yin; toxic, pungent, bitter, drastic, D&D
name the three harsh expellants
Da Ji
Ting Li Zi – mildest
Ba Dou – radical purgative, most toxic
moisten intestine and promote urination
yu li ren - cherry seed
moist laxatives