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Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm

A&I:
* Stabilizes the Kidneys & retains the essence:

* Tonifies & augments the Liver & Kidneys: lightheadedness, dizziness, sore & weak lower back & knees, or impotence.

- Stops excessive sweating & supports that which has collapsed: excessive sweating

- Stabilizes the menses & stops bleeding: stabilizes the Chong & Ren channels.

C&C
- Lin patterns
- damp heat
- Antagonizes jie geng, fang feng, & fang ji

Dosage: up to 12g
- shock: up to 60g
- Tonifying Yang: up to 20g
Shan Zhu Yu
Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus
Fructus Corni Officinalis
Channels:
HT, KI, LU

Properties:
Sour, Warm

A&I:
* Contains the leakage of the Lung qi & stops coughing: chronic coughing & wheezing from Lung xu or Lung & Kidney xu patterns. Inhibits the leakage of Lung qi above, enriching Kidneys yin below. Also stops coughing.

* Quiets the spirit & calms the heart: irritability, palpitations, dream disturbed sleep, & insomnia due to injury to the blood & yin of the Heart & Kidneys.

- Tonifies the Kidneys, binds essence, & stops diarrhea: daybreak diarrhea from Spleen or Kidney xu

- Inhibits sweating & generates fluids: excessive sweating, especially accompanied by thirst or dry throat. Used for spontaneous sweating, night sweats, or even xiao ke bing.

C&C:
- unresolved exterior conditions
- excess interior heat
- early stages of cough & rashes

Dosage: up to 9g
- Crush to use in decoction
Wu Wei Zi
"Five Flavored Seed"
Schisandra Fruit
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Channels:
LI, LIV, LU, SP

Properties:
Sour, Warm

A&I:
* Expels roundworms & alleviates pain

- Inhibits the leakage of Lung qi & stops coughs:

- Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea:

- Generates fluids & alleviates thirst:

- Used topically as a plaster to treat corns & warts.

~ Stops bleeding

C&C:
- internal heat shi & stagnation
- unresolved exterior disorders

Dosage: up to 9g
- up to 30g partially charred to stop bleeding
Wu Mei
"Dark Plum"
Mume Fruit
Fructus Pruni Mume
Channels:
SP, ST, LI

Properties:
Sweet, Sour, Astringent, Warm


A&I:
* Binds up the intestines & stops diarrhea: CHRONIC diarrhea from deficient cold or CHRONIC li ji (with mucous & blood in the stools)

* Promotes healing of wounds: topical use

- Contains blood & stops bleeding: *blood in stool & bleeding from prolapsed rectum due to deficiency cold in the lower jiao.

C&C:
- hot diarrhea
- early stages of li ji associated with excess
- Antagonizes da huang, yuan hua, & huang qin

Dosage: up to 30g.
Chi Shi Zhi
"Crimson Stone Resin"
Halloysite, Kaolin
Hallyositum Rubrum
Channels:
LU, ST, LI

Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Binds up the Intestines& stops diarrhea: both hot & cold patterns depending on other herbs in the prescription

* Contains the leakage of Lung qi, stops coughing & improves the condition of the throat: * chronic cough, wheezing, & loss of voice. When combined with appropriate herbs, can be used for cough due to phlegm-fire obstructing the Lungs.

C&C:
- exterior patterns with internal accumulation & stagnation of damp heat.
- Inhibits digestive function: no use with Spleen xu

Dosage: up to 9g
- raw for chronic cough & loss of voice
- roasted for chronic diarrhea and li ji
He Zi
Myrobalan Fruit
Fructus Terminaliae Chebulae
Channels:
LI, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea: chronic intractable diarrhea or daybreak diarrhea due to cold from Spleen & Kidney xu.

- Warms up the middle jiao, moves the qi, & alleviates pain: pain & distention in the epigastrium & abdomen, poor appetite, & vomiting due to cold from Spleen & Stomach xu.

C&C:
- hot diarrhea
- hot li ji

Dosage: up to 9g
- Roast to increase warming middle & stopping diarrhea.
Rou Dou Kou
"Fleshy Cardamon"
Nutmeg Seeds
Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Channels:
KI, LI, LU

Properties:
Sour, Astringent, Neutral, Toxic

A&I:
* Contains the leakage of Lung qi:

* Alleviates pain

- Binds up the Intestines

- stabilizes the lower jiao: polyuria, spermatorrhea, excessive leucorrhea

C&C:
- Highly addictive no prolonged use.

Dosage: up to 10g.
- vinegar fried to stop diarrhea & pain
- honey fried to benefit lungs & stop coughing
Ying Su Ke
Opium Poppy Husk
Pericarpium Papaveris Somniferi
Channels:
KI, LI, ST

Properties:
Sour, Astringent, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
* Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea: chronic diarrhea from deficiency cold, li ji, & rectal prolapse

- Kills parasites: tapeworm, roundworm. Topical use for ringworm

~ Stabilizes Kidneys & retains the essence: spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation. Excessive uterine bleeding, & leucorrhea from Kidney instability.

C&C:
- excess
- early stages of diarrhea
- do not mix with fats or oils when killing parasites.

Dosage: up to 9g
Shi Liu Pi
Pomegranate Husk
Penicarpium Punicae Granati

No School Sample
Channels:
LI, ST, LIV

Properties:
Bitter, Astringent, Cold

A&I:
* Clears heat, dries dampness, & binds up the Intestines: Blood in stool, chronic vaginal discharge from damp-heat

- Stops Bleeding: excessive uterine bleeding or vaginal discharge

- Kills parasites: roundworms

C&C:
- cold from Spleen & Stomach xu
- significant Kidney yin xu

Dosage: up to 15g
- 5g when used alone.
Chun Pi
Ailanthus Bark or Root Bark
Cortex Ailanthi Altissimae
Channels:
LI, ST

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea: chronic diarrhea or chronic li ji

- Restrains, inhibits, & stops bleeding: incessant vaginal discharge or unrelenting uterine bleeding.

C&C:
- Shit patterns
- pregnancy

Dosage: up to 21g
Yu Liang Shi
"Surplus Grain Store"
Limonite, Limonitum
Limonite
Channels:
HT, KI, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Tonifies the Spleen & stops diarrhea: Spleen deficiency with chronic diarrhea & loss of appetite.

* Tonifies the Kidneys & stabilizes the essence: premature ejaculation & spermatorrhea. Also for excessive uterine bleeding & vaginal discharge.

* Nourishes the Heart & calms the spirit: palpitations with anxiety, deficiency, irritability, & insomnia. Especially useful for problems due to lack of communication between the Kidneys & the Heart.

C&C:
- abdominal distention (except for spleen qi xu)
- constipation (Heat in intestines)

Dosage: up to 15g
Lian Zi
""
Lotus Seed
Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Channels:
KI, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Strengthens the Spleen & stops diarrhea: chronic diarrhea caused by a weakness of the transportative functions of the Spleen.

* Stabilizes the Kidneys & retains the essence: nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, & urinary frequency.

- Expels dampness: for vaginal discharge due to either deficiency or damp-heat.

C&C: none

Dosage: 10 to 15g
- up to 30g in severe cases.
Qian Shi
""
Euryale Seeds
Semen Euryalis Ferocis
Channels:
HT, KI, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Tonifies the Spleen & stops diarrhea: Spleen deficiency with chronic diarrhea & loss of appetite.

* Tonifies the Kidneys & stabilizes the essence: premature ejaculation & spermatorrhea. Also for excessive uterine bleeding & vaginal discharge.

* Nourishes the Heart & calms the spirit: palpitations with anxiety, deficiency, irritability, & insomnia. Especially useful for problems due to lack of communication between the Kidneys & the Heart.

C&C:
- abdominal distention (except for spleen qi xu)
- constipation (Heat in intestines)

Dosage: up to 15g
Lian Zi
""
Lotus Seed
Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Channels:
BL, KI, LI

Properties:
Sour, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
* Stabilizes the Kidneys & retains essence: spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, & vaginal discharge from deficiency & instability of the lower burner. Also prolapsed rectum or uterus as well as excessive uterine bleeding.

- Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea: chronic diarrhea or li ji.

C&C:
- Xie qi patterns: especially heat.
- long term use may cause abdominal pain or constipation.

Dosage: up to 9g. (other sources up to 15g.
Jin Ying Zi
"Golden Cherry Fruit"
Cherokee Rosehip
Fructus Rosae Laevigatae
Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Slightly Warm

A&I:
* Augments & stabilizes the Kidneys, binds the essence, & restrains urine: for urinary frequency or enurisis, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, or wet dreams from Kidney Yang Xu.

- Assists the yang & impotence due to Liver & Kidney Xu.

C&C:
- Yin Xu with heat signs
- Urinary difficulty
- Kidney Fire from Yin Xu

Dosage: up to 9g
Fu Pen Zi
"Overturned Bowl Fruit"
Chinese Rasberry
Fructus Rubi Chingii
Channels:
KI, LI, LU

Properties:
Sour, Salty, Cold

A&I:
* Contains the leakage of Lung qi & stops cough: chronic cough, especially from Lung yin xu.

~ Binds up the Intestines & stops diarrhea: for chronic diarrhea, li ji, *chronic blood in stool, & rectal prolapse.

~ Preserves & restrains: nocturnal emissions & spermatorrhea, excessive sweating, & bleeding.

~ Absorbs moisture, reduces swellings, & relieves fire toxicity.

~ Topical use for scar tissue

C&C:
- coughs from wind-cold or heat from excess in the Lungs (or other shi conditions)
- li ji from damp heat

Dosage: up to 6g
Wu Bei Zi
"Five Multiples Seed"
Gallnet of Chinese Sumac
Galla Rhois
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Astringent, Neutral, Slightly Toxic

A&I:
* Expels phlegm & stops wheezing: wheezing with coughing & copious sputum

- Eliminates dampness & stops discharge: (*)vaginal discharge & (*)turbid urine. Use for xu or damp-heat

- Stabilize the lower jiao: urinary frequency or incontinence, or spermatorrhea.

C&C:
- viscous, difficult to expectorate sputum
- slightly toxic: no long term use or large dosages
- OD symptoms: headache, fever, tremors, dyspnea, irritability
- Antidote: 60g boiled gan cao or 30g of ginko shells.

Dosage: up to 9g
- raw: phlegm, clear heat
- prepared: wheezing, restrain urine
Bai Guo
"Silver Almond":
Ginkgo Nut
Semen Ginkgonis Bilobae
Channels:
HT

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Cool

A&I:
* Stops excessive sweating from deficiency: many kinds of deficiency sweating - spontaneous sweating from qi xu, night-sweats from yin xu.

- Clears Heat

- Nourishes the Heart & calms the spirit: palpitations, insomnia, emotional instability & disorientation.

- Also used for bed-wetting in children

C&C: none noted

Dosage: up to 15g
- sheng: stop sweating
- dry-fried: Heart functions
Fu Xiao Mai
"Floating Little Wheat"
Wheat Grain (Not Yet Ripe)
Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi

A primary Herb to Stop Sweating
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Sweet, Neutral

A&I:
* Stops sweating caused by deficiency: many types of sweating from xu including spontaneous sweating from qi xu, night-sweats from Yin xu & post-partum sweating.

C&C: exterior disorders & excess heat

Dosage: up to 10g
Ma Huang Gen
"Hemp Yellow Root"
Ephedra Root
Radix Ephedra

A Primary Herb to Stop Sweating
Channels:
KI, LIV, LU

Properties:
Sweet, Neutral

A&I:
* Stops sweating caused by deficiency: many kinds of sweating from xu: spontaneous sweating from qi xu, night sweats from Yin xu

- Also used for Yin xu fevers

- Generates fluids: according to some sources.

C&C: Excess/external heat

Dosage: up to 60g
Nuo Dao Gen Xu
Glutinous Rice Root
Channels:
KI, LIV, ST

Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Slightly Warm

A&I:
- Stops bleeding & vaginal discharge: uterine bleeding & vaginal discharge. Also topical use for traumatic injury

- Retains the essence: nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, or vaginal discharge from Kidney xu.

- Controls acidity & alleviates pain: harmonize Stomach acidity

- Resolves dampness & promotes healing: topical use as powder for chronic, non-healing skin ulcers or damp rashes of long duration

C&C:
- long, internal use can lead to constipation
- antagonizes: fu zi & bai ji
- warm property: heat from yin xu

Dosage: up to 12g
Hai Piao Xiao
Cuttlefish Bone, Cuttlebone
Os Sepiae Seu Sepiellae
Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral

A&I:
* Tonifies the Kidneys, assists the yang, retains the essence, & (*)restrains urine: dribbling urine et al. (treats root & symptoms). A very important substance for treating enuresis in children

C&C:
- Yin xu with heat signs
- Damp-heat in bladder
- counteracts: xuan fu hua

Dosage: up to 9g
- usually used as powder
- usually dry-fried as raw form can cause diarrhea
Sang Piao Xiao
Mantis Egg Case
Ootheca Mantidis