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Channels:
LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
** Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes rebellious qi to descend: conditions of phlegm-cold in the Lungs & phlegm due to dampness of the spleen

* Harmonises the Stomach and stops vomiting: Phlegm-dampness in the Stomach.

- Dissipates nodules & reduces distention: nodules, pressure, distention, or pain due to phlegm lingering in the chest, phlegm nodules in the neck, or obstructions caused by phlegm anywhere in the body.

C&C:
- bleeding or cough due to Yin Deficiency or depleted fluids.
- Caution in all cases with heat.
- incompatible with Wu Tou

Dosage: up to 12g
- Raw herb is toxic and is suitable only for external use to reduce ulcerations, deep-rooted sores and carbuncles.
- The prepared herb is deep-fried with ginger, vinegar, or alumen.
Ban Xia
The one most important herb for phlegm-dampness.
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
* Dries dampness & expels phlegm.

** Disperses wind-phlegm in the channels & stops spasms: disorders in which wind & phlegm obstructs the channels causing dizziness, numbness in the limbs, facial paralysis, spasms in the hands or feet, opisthotonos, stroke, seizures, or lockjaw.

- Reduces swelling & alleviates pain: topical use for deep-rooted sores, ulcers, & carbuncles. Also used for swelling due to traumatic injury.

C&C:
- yin deficiency
- dry phlegm
- heat & dryness of the Lung

In its raw, unprepared form this herb is very toxic and is primarily used as a topical application for yin-type abcesses, trauma-induced swelling & pain, and swelling of the joints. For internal use it is always in decoctions with fresh ginger which reduces its toxicity. If numbness of the tongue is experienced take granulated sugar as an antidote (for the numbness).

Dosage: up to 9g.
Tian Nan Xing
No personal sample
school has sample
Very important for phlegm - very drying
Looks like marble size whitish rocks.
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP

Properties:
Bitter, Cool

A&I:
* Clears & transforms phlegm-heat
- transforms phlegm-heat
- Extinguishes wind & arrests tremors

Mixture of Tian Nan Xing and Bovine Bile

Dosage: up to 6g
Dan Nan Xing
No personal sample
School has sample
Beige "translucent" thickish slices like brown marble chips.

looks similar to my sample of tian nan xing except larger.
Channels:
LIV, LU, ST, SP

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm

A&I:
** Redircts the qi downward & expels phlegm: useful when phlegm accumulates & the qi rebels upward, as in congested fluid disorder with wheezing and copious sputum

- Stops vomiting & calms rebellion

C&C:
- Cases of Yin Deficiency

Dosage: up to 12g
- decoct in cheesecloth.
Xuan Fu Hua
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm

A&I:
** Redirects the qi downward & expels phlegm: for cough with copious sputum & gurgling in the throat. Excessive disorders with copious sputum that is difficult to expectorate as well as wheezing.

C&C:
- cough from qi deficiency
- cough from inability of Kidneys to grasp qi.

Dosage: up to 9g.
Bai Qian
brown tendrils attached to rhizome segment

Very important herb for lung qi blockage and stagnation.
Channels:
LU, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

A&I:
** Warms the Lungs, regulates the qi, & expels phlegm: Chest distention, & pain due to accumulatoin of phlegm-cold, especially in chronic disorders

- Dissipates nodules, reduces swellingm and alleciates pain: joint pain, body aches, yin-type boils, bedsores. (Topical application)

C&C:
- Cough from Lung Deficiency
- Yin Deficiency with heat signs.
- topical use on patients with sensative skin.

Dosage: up to 9g.
- topical use, grind into powder & mix with vinegar
Bai Jie Zi
Little light brownish seeds - similar to bird feed.
Channels:
LU, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral

A&I:
** Opens up & disseminates the Lung qi & expels phlegm

- Promotes the discharge of pus

* Benefits the throat: sore throat or loss of voice.

* Directs the effect of other herbs to the upper regions of the body.

C&C:
- hemptysis
- counteracts: long dan cao & long yan rou

Dosage: up to 9g.
Jie Geng
Used quite often as guide herb

Large Slices are brownish on one side, tan on the other. Smaller slices are more whitish & less woody looking.
Channels:
LI, LU

Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Slightly Toxic

A&I:
** Dispels phlegm: difficult to expectorate sputum. Herb has a STRONG phlegm-dispelling effect.

- Opens the orifices & revives the spirit: sudden loss of conciousness with facial paralysisor seizures to to excessive phlegm.

- Disspiates clumps & reduces swellings: initial stages of abcesses & boils or abcesses where there is difficulty with the discharge of pus.

- As a suppository, unblocks bowels & expels roundworms: for constipation & intestinal obstruction due to roundworms.

C&C:
- pregnancy (herb is slightly toxic)
- qi or yin deficiency
- hemoptysis
- Overdosage can cause vomiting & diarrhea

Dosage: up to 1.5 g pill or powder form only

- topical: apply an appropriate amount.
Zao Jiao
No school sample
Not used much - only for severe cases

Dark brown "bean" pod.
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
* Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, expels wind, stops spasms: wind phlegm affecting the head resulting in wind-stroke, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, or migrain headaches

* expels wind-cold dampness & alleviates pain: dizziness, severe lateral headaches, numbness, facial pain, damp-cold or wind-dampness

- Relieves toxicity & dissipates nodules: snakebites, scrofula topical use.

C&C:
- pregnancy
- Yin Xu with Heat Signs

Dosage: 1.5g
Bai Fu Zi