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Channels:
LI, LU

Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic

A&I:
* Stops coughing & calms wheezing: broad use for many kinds of cough disorders hot or cold depending on combination. The herb is moist in nature, esp good for external dry cough.

- Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels. (seeds have high oil content)

C&C:
- infants
- diarrhea
- antagonizes: huang qi, huang qin, ge gen

Dosage: up to 9g
- Should be chopped when decocting - often added near end
Xing Ren
apricot seeds
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Sweet

A&I:
* Relieves cough & expels phlegm: an important herb in stopping coughs of various etiologies. Primarily used for chronic cough - esp cold induced (copious sputum, difficult to expectorate, or coughing blood streaked sputum)

C&C:
- Large dosage or long-term use
- Counteracts: yin chen hao

Dosage: up to 9g
- Frying the herbs in honey will strengthen its action of moistening lungs
Zi Wan
Dark brown stems, tendrils clumped together
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Redirects the qi downward & stops coughing: commonly used for cough & wheezing from many different etiologies. Since it's warm, it is most often used for cold type coughs

C&C:
- cough from heat disorders
- antagonizes: xuan shen, xin yi hua, ma huang, huang qin, huang lian, huang qi

Dosage: up to 9g
- Frying in honey enhances its ability to moisten the Lungs
Kuan Dong Hua
Channels:
LI, LU

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Stops coughing & wheezing, redirects the qi downwards, & disolves phlegm: esp useful when exhalation is more labored than inhalation w/ stifling sensation in the chest
- Moistens Intestines for constipation due to dry intestines

C&C:
- chronic diarrhea

Dosage: up to 9g
Su Zi
Channels:
LU, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Cool

A&I:
* Transforms phlegm, clears Lung heat, and redirects Lung qi downward: Lung heat patterns with cough

- Harmonizes the Stomach, clears Stomach heat, & redirects Stomach qi downward: nausea, vomiting, hiccoughs, & belching due to Stomach heat.

C&C:
- vomiting from St Cold
- cough from external cold in Lungs

Dosage: up to 12g
- up to 30g if fresh
- fry in honey to strengthen Lung moistening quality
- Fry in ginger juice to increase anti nausea/vomiting effect
Pi Pa Ye
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Warm (or Neutral)

A&I:
* Moistens the Lungs & stop coughing:
Esp for deficient cough including yin xu.

- Expels parasites & kills lice: topical use for head or body lice or fleas. Internal use as enema for pinworm.

C&C:
- Spleen Xu
- Loose Stools

Dosage: up to 9g.
Bai Bu
Channels:
LU, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Cold

A&I:
* Stops coughing & wheezing & drains heat from the Lungs: Lung Heat

- Promotes urination & reduces edema: disorders where lung heat obstructs the downward movement of Lung qi (loating edema, facial edema, swelling of extremeties, fever & thirst, difficulty in urination

- Hypertension

C&C:
- excessive urination
- cough from wind-cold

Dosage: up to 15g
- honey fry for coughing & wheezing
Sang Bai Pi
Channels:
LU, BL

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Very Cold

A&I:
* Drains the Lungs, reduces phlegm, & calms wheezing: for excess-type wheezing or coughing with copious sputum & gurgling sound in throat due to phlegm accumulation or Lung heat.

- Moves water and reduces edema: facial edema or fluid accumulation in the chest.

C&C:
- wheezing & cough due to Lung qi xu
- edema from Spleen Xu

Dosage: up to 9g
Ting Li Zi
No school Sample
Channels:
LU, BL

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Very Cold

A&I:
* Clears the Lungs, transforms phlegm, stops coughing, & calms wheezing: coughing & wheezing from either Lung heat or Lung Xu accompanied for heat signs, as long as there is phlegm clogging the Lungs

- Hypertension

- Bleeding hemorrhoids

C&C:
- diarrhea from Spleen Xu
- Cough pr wheezing from cold xu
- Overdose - nausea & Vomiting

Dosage: up to 9g
- Hony fry to reduce side effect (Nausea/Vomiting)
Ma Dou Ling
No School Sample
Channels:
LIV, LU

Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cool

A&I:
* Moistens the Lungs & clears the voice: cough, sore throat, & hoarseness

- Comforts the Liver & regulates the qi: flank & epigastric pain due to constrained qi.

- Topical use to promote healing of ulcerated suppurative sores

C&C:
- None Notes

Dosage: up to 6g
Mu Hu Die
No School Sample
Channels:
LIV, LU

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral

A&I:
* Directs qi downward &reduces phlegm: old & stubborn phlegm. Also for severe food stagnation.

- Calms the liver & controls palpitations & seizures: mania withdrawalm chronic convulsions, or severe palpitations from phlegm heat.

- Phlegm obstructing Heart Orifices

C&C:
- pregnancy
- debilitated
- weak Spleen & Stomach

Dosage: up to 15g in decoction (use cheesecloth)
- up to 3g in pills & powders
Meng Shi
No School Sample