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Single Medicinal Herbs

Cool Acrid Herbs
Release to Exterior
Clear Heat Drain Fire Clear Heat Dry Dampness
Herbs Cool Blood Herbs Clear Heat
and Detoxify
Downward Draining Herbs Herbs Drain Dampness
Promote Urination
and Clear Heat
Herbs Promote Urination
Drain Dampness
Reduce Swelling
Herbs Clear Summer Heat Herbs Expel Wind Damp Cold Herbs Expel Wind Damp Heat
Cool Herbs Transform
Phlegm Heat
Warm Herbs Transform
Phlegm Cold
Aromatic Herbs that
Transform Dampness
Herbs Relieve Cough
and Wheezing
Herbs Relieve Food Stagnation Herbs Regulate Qi Herbs Regulate Blood
and Cool Blood
Herbs Stop Bleeding and Dissolve Blood Stasis
Herbs Astringe and
Stop Bleeding
Herbs Stop Bleeding
by Warming Meridians
Herbs that Invigorate Blood Herbs Scatter Blood Stagnation and Break-Up Masses
Herbs Warm the Interior Herbs Tonify Qi Herbs Tonify Blood Herbs Tonify Yang

 

Warm Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Ma Huang
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Bitter
  1. Promote Sweating

  2. Facilitate Lung Qi

  3.  Promote Urination

Wind Cold Exterior Excess Invasion
Asthma
pg.3

Gui Zhi
Warm - Acrid - Sweet
  1. Release Exterior Syndrome -

  2. Warm Meridians and Move Yang - (Warm Heart - Spleen - Kidney Yang)

  3. Unblock Channels (Ob/Gyn and Upper Bi Syn)

  4. Warm Middle Jiao

Wind Cold Exterior Excess Invasion with Deficiency
pg.8
  Zi Su Ye
Acrid - Aromatic - Warm
  1. Mild Release Exterior

  2. Move QI and Expand Chest

  3. Harmonize Middle  - (Nausea-Morning Sickness)

  4. Food Poisoning

pg. 12
  Jing Jie
Slightly Warm - Acrid
  1. Release Exterior-Expel wind-Headache

  2. Vent Rashes & Alleviate Itching

  3. Stop Bleeding

Contra Liver Wind
  Fang Feng
Slight Warm - Acrid - Sweet
  1. Release Exterior-Expel wind

  2. Expel wind dampness - Release pain - Pi Syndrome

  3. Expel wind - Relieve spasm - Lock jaw (can prevent wind)

 
  Qiang Ho
Warm - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Expel wind & disperse cold

  2. Eliminate dampness & relieve pain -  Pi Syndrome upper

  3. Guide Qi to Taiyang & Du - Occipital headache

 
  Gao Ben
Warm - Acrid
  1. Expel wind cold - Strong upward function - Trigeminal pain

  2. Eliminate dampness - Relieve pain - Pi Syndrome - liver - Inguinal pain (strong upward movement)

  3. Vertex H/A

 
  Bai Zhi
Acrid - Warm
  1. Expel wind - Relieve pain - Yangming  H/A

  2. Open nasal passages - Yellow turbid

  3. Expel dampness & alleviate discharge - Leucorrhea

  4. Reduce swelling & expel pus - Carbuncles

 
  Xi Xin
Warm - Acrid - Slightly toxic
  1. Expel wind & disperse cold - Underlying Yang Xu

  2. Open nasal - Relieve pain

  3. Warm lung - Transforming phlegm

  4. Disperse cold - Shao Yin Headache - Inside head empty headache

 
  Sheng Jiang
(Saint Herb)
Acrid - Slightly warm
  1. Release exterior - Disperse cold

  2. Warm middle Jiao - Stop vomit

  3. Food poison - Reduce toxic

  4. Harmonize Ying & Wei - Dates

 
  Cong Bai
(Green Onions)
Acrid - Warm
  1. Disperse cold - Unblock Yang

  2. Relieve toxicity - Disperse clumps - Paste

 
  Xiang Ru
(Summer Ma Huang - Excess only)
Slightly warm - Acrid - Aromatic
  1. Release exterior - Expel summer heat

  2. Promote urination - Reduce swelling

  3. Transform dampness

 
  Xin Yi Hua
Warm - Acrid
  1. Dispel pathogenic wind & cold

  2. Open nasal passage - Sinusitis

 

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Cool Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Bo He
Cool - Acrid - Aromatic
  1. Disperse wind heat

  2. Clear head & eyes - Benefit throat

  3. Vent Rashes

  4. Sooth Liver Qi - Relieve depression

 

Niu Bang Zi
Cold - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Disperse wind heat - Benefit sore throat

  2. Vent Rashes

  3. Detoxicity - Sore throat - Tonsillitus

  4. Moisten intestines - Constipation

Wind Cold Exterior Deficiency  or Excess Invasion
pg.8
  Chan Tui
Slightly cold - Sweet - Salty
  1. Disperse wind heat - Horse throat

  2. Vent rashes & relieve itching - Anti allergy

  3. Brighten eyes- Swollen - Pain - Allergy eyes

  4. Extinquish internal wind - Spasm - Pediatrics

 
  Sang ye
Cold - Sweet - Bitter
  1. Release wind heat

  2. Clear lung heat - Moisten lung

  3. Nourish & clear liver - Brighten eyes

  4. Cools Xue & stop bleeding - D/T Xue heat

 
  Ju Hua
Slightly cold - Bitter - Sweet
  1. Disperse wind heat
  2. Clear liver - Brighten eyes
  3. Sooth & calm liver & extinguish wind
  4. Clear away heat & detoxify
 
  Man Jing Zi
Cold - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Disperse wind heat
  2. Clear head & benefit eyes
 
  Chai Hu
Cool - Bitter - Acrid
  1. Release wind heat - Relieve fever
  2. Saint Herb - Shaoyang disorder - Malaria
  3. Liver Qi stagnation - Spread liver Qi
  4. Elevate Yang Qi - Prolapse - Qi sinking

 
  Sheng Ma
 
  1. Relieve exterior & vent rashes
  2. Clear away heat & detoxify - Sores - Teeth - Gums
  3. Elevate Yang Qi - Sinking - Prolapse
 
  Ge Gen
Cool - Acrid - Sweet
  1. Release wind heat - Neck & shoulder tension
  2. Vent rashes - Vent measles
  3. Produce Jin Ye - Relieve thirst - Diabetic patient
  4. Elevate Yang & stop diarrhea - Middle Jiao
  5. Modern - Treat hypertension
 
  Mu Zei
 
  1. Treat eyes
  2. Release exterior wind heat
 

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Clear Heat and Drain Fire

Shi Gao
Cold - Acrid - Sweet
  1. Qi level heat

  2. Excess lung heat

  3. Blazing stomach fire

  4. External - Burns - Sores - Eczema

Wind Cold Exterior Excess Invasion
Asthma
pg.3

Zhi Mu
Cold - Bitter
  1. Qi level heat - high fever

  2. Lung heat - Dry heat - Nourish Yin

  3. Kidney Yin xu - Nourish Yin

  4. Xu heat

Wind Cold Exterior Deficiency  or Excess Invasion
pg.8
  Zhi Zi
Cold - Bitter
  1. Heat/Relieve irritability - Stuffy heat

  2. Drain damp heat

  3. Cool blood - Stop bleeding

  4. External use

 
  Dan Zhu Ye
Cold - Sweet - Bland
  1. Clear heart heat
  2. Promote urination - Clear damp heat
 
  Xia Ku Cao
Cold - Bitter - Acrid
  1. Liver eyes heat - Eye night pain
  2. Nodules
  3. Hypertension
 
  Lian Xin
Bitter - Cold
  1. Heart fire
  2. Stop bleeding & bind essence
 
  Lu Gen
Cold - Sweet
  1. Generate fluid fever & throat
  2. Lung heat - Abscess
  3. Stomach heat
  4. Lin Syndrome - 5 types urine
  5. Vent rashes
 
  Jue Ming Zi
Slightly cold - Sweet - Bitter
  1. Eye - Clear heat from eyes
  2. Constipation
  3. Hypertension
 
  Qing Xiang Zi
  1. Liver fire eyes - Swollen - Itchy - Red
  2. Hypertension
 
  Mi Meng Hua
Sweet - Cool
  1. Eye problems
 
  Xiong Dan
 
  1. Clear heat - Spasms
  2. Clear heat - Fire & toxicity
  3. Benefit eyes
  4. Reduce Swelling - Hemorrhoids -
  5. Eye drops for eye problems
 

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Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Huang Qin
Cold - Bitter
  1. Clear damp heat in upper Jiao

  2. Calm fetus

  3. Clear excess heat

  4. Assist - Damp heat - Middle/Lower Jiao

  5. Sedate - High Blood Pressure

Wind Cold Exterior Excess Invasion
Asthma
pg.3

Huang Lian
Bitter - Cold
  1. Heart fire
  2. Same - Clear heat - Dry damp
  3. Damp heat/Stomach heat in middle Jiao
  4. Dysentery
  5. Purge fire
  6. Great Antibacterial
Wind Cold Exterior Deficiency  or Excess Invasion
pg.8
  Huang Bai
Cold - Bitter
  1. Xu heat - Clear Xu heat but not nourish Yin
  2. Clear damp heat - Lower Jiao
  3. External use - Toxic heat
  4. Huang Bai & Zhi Mu (Brother & Sister to clear Xu heat & nourish Yin)
 
  Long Dan Cao
  1. Clear damp heat - Liver - Gallbladder
  2. Excessive liver heat - Wind
 
  Ku Shen
Cold - Bitter
  1. Clear heat & dry dampness - Lower Jiao
  2. Parasite - Itching - External wash
  3. Clear heat - Promote urination
 
  Qin Pi
  1. Same clear damp heat
  2. Bi Syndrome - Wind - Damp heat Bi
 
  Hu Huang Lian
  1. Xu heat
  2. Infantile malnutrition
 

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Herbs That Cool The Blood

Xi Jiao
(Shui Niu Jiao)
Salty - Cold
  1. Cool Xue - Fire Toxicity

  2. Clear heat - Arrest tremors

 

Sheng Di Huang
Cold - Bitter - Sweet
  1. Cool Xue - Stop bleeding
  2. Clear Xu heat - Nourish Yin & Jin Ye - Better than Zhi Mu
  3. Nourish Yin - Liver & Kidney
  4. Heart heat - Upward blazing fire
  5. 2nd most common used herb
Wind Cold Exterior Deficiency  or Excess Invasion
pg.8
  Xuan Shen
Cold - Salt - Bitter - Sweet
  1. Cool Xue - Clear head
  2. Lung Yin - Kidney
  3. Drain fire - Detox - Mainly upper Jiao and throat
  4. Soften noodles - Goiter - Lung
 
  Mu Dan Pi
Slightly Cold - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Clear heat - Cool Xue
  2. Clear Xu heat
  3. Move blood stagnation
  4. Clear rising liver fire
  5. External - Drain pus - Reduce swelling
 
  Zi Cao
Cold - Sweet
  1. Clear heat - Cool Xue
  2. Blood heat - Hidden Xue heat
  3. Vent rashes
  4. Damp heat skin- Burns - Itching - External use
  5. Moisten intestines - Unblock channels
  6. Abortion
 
  Di Gu Pi
Cold - Sweet
  1. Yin Xu heat - Bone steaming disorder
  2. Lung cough- Stop cough - Lung heat
  3. Clear heat - Cool blood - Bleeding stuff
  4. Kidney Yin Xu - Floating fire - Teeth
 
  Bai Wei
Cold - Bitter - Salty
  1. Clear heat - Cool Xue
  2. Lin Syndrome
  3. Detoxify
 
  Yin Chai Hu
  1. Clear  Xu heat-Steaming Bone
  2. Eliminate infant fever - D/T Malnutrition
  3. Stop bleeding - Xue heat
  4. Malaria
 

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Herbs That Clear Heat & Detoxity

Jin Yin Hua
Cold - Sweet
  1. C/H - R/T - Anti-Inflammatory - External use

  2. Expel wind heat - Flu - Cold - Yin Qiao San

  3. Sage herb sores - Summer heat - Sore throat tea

  4. Damp heat - Lower Jiao - Lin syndrome

 

Lian Qiao
Cold - Acrid - Bitter
  1. C/H - R/T - Surface
  2. Saint Herb for Sores
  3. Expel wind heat
  4. Disseminate nodules
 
  Da Qing Ye
Extreme cold - Bitter
  1. C/H - R/T - Epidemic Febrile - Lung -Throat
  2. Cool blood - Reduce blotches - Bleeding under skin
 
  Qing Dai
Cold - Salty
  1. C/H - R/T -
  2. Cool xue - Disperse swelling - Blotches- Tonsillitis
  3. Clear liver heat - Purge fire - Anger - Red eyes
 
  Ban Lan Gen
Cold - Bitter
  1. C/H - R/T - All warm febrile
  2. Saint Herb - Throat pain - Prevent Tonsillitis
 
  Pu Gong Ying
Dandelion
  1. B/H - R/T
  2. Breast abscess - External - Internal
  3. Damp heat - Lower Jiao - Lin syndrome
  4. Promote Lactation
 
  Zi Hua Di Ding
Cold - Bitter - Acrid
  1. C/H - R/T
  2. Clear heat & fire toxicity - Painful boils
  3. Painful hot sores
 
  Bai Jiang Cao
Slightly Cold
  1. Abdominal pain D/T Intestinal abscess
  2. Dispel blood stasis - Abdominal pain
  3. Postpartum pain - D/T Blood stagnation
 
  Ye Ju Hua
  1.  
 
  Yu Xing Cao
 
  1. Clear H - R/T - Expel pus
  2. Lung abscess - May have fever - Sputum yellow
  3. Large intestine damp heat- Fish smell
 
  Jin Sha Teng
 
  1. Lin Syndrome
  2. Fire toxic
 
  Chuan Xin Lian
Cold - Bitter
  1. C/H - R/T - Carbuncle
  2. Modern - Antiviral - Anti Cancer
  3. Damp heat
 
  Bai Tou Weng
Cold - Bitter
  1. C/H - R/T
  2. Saint Herb - Dysentery - Abdominal pain
 
  Ya Dan Zi
 
  1. Toxic heat - Chronic dysentery - Not used much
  2. Malaria
  3. Warts & corns - Special - Used mostly
 
  Ma Chi Xian
  1. C/H - R/T
  2. Clear damp heat - Internal & external
  3. Stop bleeding
 
  Hong Teng
  1. C/H - R/T
  2. Saint Herb - Appendicitis - Intestinal abscess
  3. External skin
  4. Blood stasis - Intestinal - Menses
 
  Bai Xian
  1. C/H - R/T - External - 30 grams - Skin
  2. Stop bleeding - Folk & research
 
  Tu Fu Ling
  1. C/H - R/T - Detox
  2. Eliminate dampness - Joint pain
  3. Damp heat skin
 
  Ma Bo
Puff Ball
  1. C/H - Detox - Special sore throat
  2. Stop bleeding - Mostly external - Internal stomach ulcers
 
  Shan Dou Gen
  1. C/H - Detox
  2. Sore throat - Very good tonsillitis-Severe sore throat
  3. Lung heat damp
  4. Others - Toothache - Bite & hold there
 
  Bai Hua She She Cao
  1. C/H - R/T - Intestinal abscess - Snake bite
  2. Cancer - Anticancer
  3. Resolve damp heat by urination - Jaundice - Lin Syndrome
 

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Downward Draining Herbs

Da Huang
Rhubarb
  1. #1 Purgative - Stagnation

  2. Xue heat - 3-5 grams - Internal & External

  3. Move Xue - Acute or chronic - wine

  4. Stop bleeding

 

Mang Xiao
Salt
  1. Help soften & purge hard feces
  2. Clear heat - Reduce swelling
  3. External use / Internal Use
 
  Fan Xie Ye
Cold - Sweet - Bitter
  1. Purge constipation
  2. 1.5 - 3 grams - Tea use regular
  3. 3 - 9 for immediate decoction
 
  Lu Hui
Aloe - Bitter Cold
  1. Mostly external use
  2. Liver heat uprising - Headache - Dizzy - Vertigo
  3. Kill parasites
 
  Huo Ma Ren
Hemp Seed
  1. Also called Ma Zi Ren - Formula
  2. Constipation - #1 Moist laxative
  3. Nourish Yin
  4. Clear heat - Sores
 
  Yu Li Ren
  1. Constipation - Food stay - Qi stay
  2. Promote urination
 
  Qian Niu Zi
  1. Water retention
  2. Unblock bowels
  3. Parasites
 
  Gan Sui
  1.  
 
  Da Ji
  1.  
 

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Herbs That Drain Dampness and Promote Urination & Clear Heat

Che Qian Zi
Wrap
  1. Lin Syndrome - Damp heat Lower Jiao

  2. Drain dampness - Stop diarrhea

  3. Liver heat - Eyes - Blurred, Red, Etc.

  4. Clear lung heat - Resolve phlegm

  5. Promote movement - Infertility - Ovulation - Ejaculation

 

Hua Shi
Talcum
  1. Lin syndrome
  2. Clear summer heat
  3. Astringe - Skin moist ulceration (baby rash)
 
  Mu Tong
  1. Lin syndrome - Ht & SI heat
  2. Unblock meridians - Insufficient Lactation
  3. Don't use Guang Mu Tong, very toxic
 
  Tong Cao
  1. Lin syndrome - Not strong
  2. Promote lactation
 
  Deng Xin Cao
  1. Lin syndrome
  2. Clear heat heart meridian
 
  Qu Mai
  1. Lin syndrome - Little blood in urine
  2. Break Xue stagnation - Lower Jiao
  3. Unblock the bowels
 
  Di Fu Zi
  1. Lin syndrome - Usually assist
  2. Expel dampness & stop bleeding
  3. Damp heat - Skin stuff
  4. Common use for genital wash - External wash
  5. Internal use for skin
 
  Bian Xu
  1. Lin syndrome - Bloody Lin
  2. Expel parasites - Stop itching
  3. Head lice
  4. External wash - Hair - Genital wash
  5. Internal parasites
 
  Shi Wei
  1. Lin syndrome - UB stone - Bloody
  2. Helps stop urinary bleeding
  3. Clear lung heat - Causes cough & asthma
 
  Dong Kui Zi
  1. Lin syndrome - Blood stone - Kidney stone
  2. Lactation - Breast
  3. Mastitis - Breast swelling
  4. Moisten intestines - Unblock bowels
 
  Bei Xie
  1. Cloudy Lin - Saint Herb for Gao Lin
  2. Expel wind dampness - Bi syndrome
  3. Clear damp heat skin - Eczema - Oozing - Pus - Internal
 
  Dong Gua Ren
  1. Assist for lung abscess or intestinal abscess
  2. Damp heat - Lower Jiao - Leucorrhea
 

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Herbs That Promote Urination and Reduce Swelling and Drain Dampness

Fu Ling
Sweet - Bland
  1. Promote urination - Drain damp
  2. Strengthen tonify spleen
  3. Calm the Shen/mind - Especially Fu Shen
 

Zhu Ling
 
  1. Promote urination - Drain dampness
  2. Saint Herb - #1 Drain damp
 
  Ze Xie
  1. Promote urination
  2. Damp heat in Lower Jiao
  3. Drain kidney fire - Kidney Yin Xu
  4. #2 Drain damp
 
  Yi Yi Ren
Job's Tears
  1. Promote urination - Superficial edema
  2. Warm febrile disease with damp
  3. Wind damp - Bi syndrome - Cold or hot
  4. Tonify spleen - Spasms - Hand & Feet
  5. Lung abscess
  6. Intestinal abscess
 
  Chi Xiao Dou
  1. promote urination
  2. Reduce swelling & detox
  3. Mild - Clear damp heat
 
  Han Fang Ji
  1. Promote urination - Lower Jiao Edema
  2. Expel wind damp heat - Bi syndrome
 
  Ban Bian Lian
  1. Promote urination - Liver ascites
  2. Cool Xue - Reduce toxicity - External & Internal
  3. Anti-cancer - Liver ascites
 
  Yu Mi Xu
  1. Promote urination - Ascites - Lin syndrome
  2. Jaundice (Gallbladder)
  3. Xiao Ke - Tea
  4. Stop bleeding
 
  Yin Chen Hao
Cold - Bitter - Acrid
  1. Transform phlegm - Chief herb
  2. Saint Herb - 1st Choice (almost) Jaundice
  3. Clear heat - Release exterior - Not much
 
  Jin Qian Cao
Sweet - Bland
  1. Clear heat liver and gallbladder
  2. Promote urination
  3. Gall & Urinary stones
  4. Lin syndrome
  5. Kidney stones
  6. Detox - Reduce swelling - External skin
 

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 Herbs that Clear Summer Heat

He Ye
  1. Summer Heat

  2. Raise Spleen Yang

  3. Stop bleeding - Lower Jiao

 

Xi Gua
Watermelon (Africa)
  1. Summer heat

  2. Promote urination & expel Jaundice

  3. Mong lao - Over Rhine

 
  Bi Bian Dou
 
  1. Summer heat - Xiong Ru & Hou Po
  2. Strengthen the spleen
 
  Lu Dou
Mong Bean
  1. Clear summer heat
  2. Detox body
 
  Qing Hao
Slightly Acrid - Cold
  1. Summer heat
  2. Clear Xu heat - Fever at night
  3. Xue heat - Stop bleeding
  4. Shaoyang - Malaria - Alternating
 

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Herbs that Expel Wind - Dampness - Cold

Du Huo
Bitter - Acrid - Warm
  1. Wind damp cold - Bi Syndrome

  2. Lower body specialty - Lumbar & lower back

  3. Wind cold damp - Release exterior

  4. Shaoyin headache - Toothache

 

Wei Ling
Warm - Acrid - Salty
  1. Wind cold dampness - Bi Syndrome - 12 Meridians
  2. Soften fish bones
  3. MJ - Distention
  4. Gout
 
  Mu Gua
Sour - Warm - Aromatic
  1. Bi Syndrome - Relax sinews - Calf Muscle Spasms
  2. Harmonize stomach & dampness
  3. Reduce food stagnation
 
  Hai Tong
Bitter - Acrid - Neutral
  1. Assistant herb - Bi Syndrome - Hot and cold
  2. Superficial edema
  3. External wash - Itching
  4. Toothache - Gargle
 
  Can Sha
Sweet - Acrid - Warm
  1. Wind cold dampness - Bi Syndrome
  2. Harmonize stomach & turbid dampness - MJ
  3. MJ turbidity
  4. Muscle spasm
 
  Hai Feng Teng
Acrid - Bitter - Slightly Warm
  1. Bi Syndrome - Cramp - Pain - Wind cold dampness
 
  Bai Hua She
 
  1. Wind cold dampness - Bi Syndrome - Very strong
  2. Dispel wind from skin - Rashes - Numbness - Itching
  3. Dispel wind from sinews
  4. Vertiligo - White skin blotches
 
  Wu Shao She
  1. Wind cold dampness - Bi Syndrome - Not very strong
  2. Dispel wind from skin - Rashes - Numbness - Itching
  3. Dispel wind from sinews
  4. Vertiligo - White skin blotches
 
  Song Jie
Bitter - Warm
  1. Dispel wind & disperse damp - Bi Syndrome
  2. Traumatic injury
  3. Can be used in wine
 
  Cang Er Zi
 
  1. Dispel wind & disperse damp
  2. Open nasal passage - Sinusitis - Nasal congestion
  3. Dispel exterior wind cold - Not so strong
 

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Herbs that Expel Wind Dampness & Heat

Qin Jiao
Bitter - Acrid - Slightly Cold
  1. Wind dampness heat - Bi Syndrome - Swollen - Hot joint

  2. Deficient & heat - Night sweats - Tital fever

  3. Jaundice - Not chief, but assist

  4. Moisten intestines - Constipation

 

Sang Zhi
Bitter - Neutral
Mulberry Twig
  1. Wind damp heat - Bi Syndrome - Hot or Cold Bi

  2. Especially Effective Upper Extremities

 
  Xi Xian Cao
Bitter - Cold
  1. Wind damp heat - Bi Syndrome - Feeble feet
  2. Numbness of 4 extremities
  3. Transform damp heat - Feeble feet & legs, affects legs & atrophy
  4. Clear lung Yang rising
  5. Calm spirit - Lower blood pressure
 
  Luo Shi Tong
Bitter - Slightly Cold
  1. Wind damp heat - Bi Syndrome
  2. Cool Xue & reduce swelling
 

Herbs that Expel Wind Damp - Strengthen Tendons & Bones

Wu Jia Pi
 
  1. Expel wind damp & strengthen tendons & bones - Bi Syndrome

  2. Transform dampness - Reduce swelling

 

Qian Nian Jian
Warm - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Dispel wind damp cold - Strengthen sinews & bones

  2. Chronic long term - Kidney and Liver Xu

  3. Usually older people - Cook in wine

 

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Cool Herbs that Transform Phlegm Heat

Qian Hu
Bitter - Acrid - Slightly Cold
  1. Descend lung Qi & expel phlegm

  2. Treat phlegm heat - Add other phlegm cold

  3. Release to exterior - Wind Heat

 

Chuan Bei Mu
Bitter - Sweet - Slightly cold
  1. Clear heat & transform phlegm - Chronic cough

  2. Nodules

  3. Incompatible with Wu Tou/Fu Zi

 
  Zhe Bei Mu
Bitter - Cold - Stronger
  1. Clear heat & transform phlegm - Acute severe cough
  2. Nodules
  3. Incompatible with Wu Tou/Fu Zi
 
  Gua Lou
 
  1. Phlegm heat lung
  2. Open chest - Whole works better
  3. Nodules - Lungs - Breast - Intestines
 
  Gua Lou Ren
  1. Phlegm heat lung - Moisten lung
  2. Open chest
  3. Constipation - Moisten intestines
 
  Gua Lou Pi
  1. Clear lung & transform phlegm
  2. Open chest
 
  Tian Hua Fen
  1. Clear lung heat - Transform phlegm heat
  2. Moistens dryness & generates Jin Ye
  3. Toxicity - Expel pus - Internal - External
 
  Zhu Ru
Saint Herb
  1. Clear phlegm heat - Lung - Gallbladder - Stomach
  2. Vomiting - D/T stomach - Heat (nausea)
  3. Cool Xue & stop bleeding
 
  Hai Fu Shi
  1. Clear phlegm heat lung - Long Yin Xu
  2. Soften nodules & hardness - Stubborn
  3. Promote urination
 
  Hai Ge Qiao
Sea Shells
  1. Descend lung Qi - Clear phlegm heat lung
  2. Nodules
  3. Promote urination - Lin Syndrome/Leucorrhea
  4. Control acidity - Stops pain
 
  Kun Bu
Salty - Bold
  1. Reduce phlegm - Soften nodules - Hyperthyroidism
  2. Assist & promote urination - Swelling
  3. Hernia disorder
 
  Hai Zao
Salty - Cold - Bitter
  1. Reduce phlegm - Soften nodules - Hyperthyroidism
  2. Assist & promote urination
  3. Hernia disorder
  4. Incompatible with Gan Cao
 
  Pang Da Hai
Sweet - Cold
  1. Clear & disseminate lung Qi - Sore throat - Hoarse voice
  2. Unblock bowels - Mild
  3. Assist rashes - Express
 
  Huang Yao Zi
Bitter - Cold - Toxic
  1. Nodules & masses - Cancers - Strong/Toxic
  2. Uterus bleeding - Bleeding - Cool Xue
  3. Reduce toxic of toxic swelling
 

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Warm Herbs that Transform Cold Phlegm

Ban Xia
Warm - Acrid - Toxic (Hot)
  1. Dry Damp - Transform Phlegm
  2. Descend Stomach Qi
  3. Dissipate Nodules/Clumps
Descend Lung Qi
*External use - Raw
Toxic

Gui Zhi
Warm - Acrid - Sweet
  1. Dry Damp - Expel Phlegm - Phlegm Cold
  2. Expel Wind Phlegm - Convulsions - Channels
  3. External
 
  Bai Fu Zi
Arid - Sweet - Warm - Toxic
  1. Treat Wind Phlegm in Channels
  2. Dry Damp - Transform Phlegm
  3. External Wind
 
  Xuan Fu Hua
Sweet - Warm - Bitter - Acrid
  1. Descend Lung Qi - Expel Phlegm
  2. Descend Stomach Qi - Vomit
 
  Bai Qian
Acrid - Sweet - Slightly Warm
  1. Descend Lung Qi - Expel Phlegm
  2. Very good - Stop cough - D/T
  3. Phlegm Cold
 
  Bai Jie Zi
Acrid - Warm
  1. Warm Lungs & Expel Phlegm - Hidden Phlegm
  2. Disperse Clump/Move Qi
 
  Jie Geng
Bitter - Neutral - Acrid
  1. Open Lung & Descend Lung Qi
  2. Cough & Cough with Congestion
  3. Goes to Lung
 
  Zao Jiao
  1. Dispel Phlegm
  2. Open Orifice - Revive Spirit
  3. Disable Clump & Nodules
  4. Unblock Bowels - Expel Worms
  5. Dementia - Phlegm in Head
 
  Zao Jiao Ci (Spikes)
  1. Draws out Toxicity - Expel puss with head on bumps or without heads
Xian Fang Juo Ming Yin Formula
  Dan Nan Xing
(Prepare Tian Nan Xiang)
  1. Phlegm Heart in Lung/Lu
Some Toxic

No Pregnant women

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Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness

 Huo Xiang
A/Slightly Warm
 
  1. Resolve Dampness - In Middle Jiao
  2. Harmonize Middle Jiao-Stop Vomit-Damp Retention
  3. Release Exterior/Trans. Turbidity-Summer Damp-Heat Invasion
 

Pei Lan
A/N
  1. Transform Damp/Awaken Spleen-Stick mouth-Sweet taste
  2. Release Exterior Summer Heat
  3. Not as Strong as Huo Xiang
Huo Xiang & Pei Lan often used together for MJ Dampness
  Huo Po
B/A/Warm
  1. Key Herb-Move Qi Downward (Qi Level)
  2. MJ Stagnation-Damp-Phlegm-Food
  3. Lung-Warm, Transform Phlegm-Descend  Lung Qi, Stop Wheezing
Chief Herb for MJ- Flatulence Distention-Bloating
  Cang Zhu
A/B/Warm
  1. Key Herb-Dry Dampness (Not as good phlegm)-MJ & Lower Jiao-Luekerrhea
  2. Wind Damp Bi/Arthritis-Joints
  3. Promote Sweating-Release Exterior (Nasal Sinusitus)
  4. Improve Vision
NUN-Dry, Dry, Dry, But does not hurt spleen
  Bai Dou Kou
W/SP/ST 3-6
A/W/Aromatic
  1. MJ Retention-Damp cold by self
  2. Stronger to transform damp then Cao Du Kou
 
  Cao Du Kou
SP/ST
  1. MJ Retention-Damp cold by itself
  2. Dry, but moves Qi less
 
  Cao Guo
A/W
  1. Strong dry damp & dispose cold MJ
  2. Malaria disorders-Chills & fever intermittent
  3. Food Stagnation-Dissolve-Meat Stagnation
 
  Sha Ren
A/W/Aromatic
  1. Transform dampness & move Qi
  2. Warm spleen-Stop diarrhea
  3. Calm fetus (Decoded later)-Crush first
Not as strong as Huo Po-Usually combined with tonics to keep them causing stagnated

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Herbs That Relieve Cough and Wheezing

Xing Ren
Apricot Seed
B/S-W/Toxic
  1. Descend Lung Qi-Wheezing-Cough/Cold or Heat
  2. Moisten Intestines
     
Diarrhea-Good for dry cough
Any cough

Zi Wan
A/B/S-W
  1. Release cough-Expel phlegm/Wind cold or heat
  2. Better at phlegm cough
Moisten Lung
  Kuan Dong Hua
A/W
  1. Relieve cough-Expel phlegm
  2. Better with cough
Moisten lung

Any type cough

  Zi Su Zi
A/W
  1. Descend lung Qi-Dissolve phlegm-Stop cough-Relieve asthma-Open Chest-Good Wheezing
  2. Moisten Intestines
 
  Pi Pa Ye
B/N
  1. Descend lung Qi & transform phlegm
  2. Clear Lung heat
  3. Descend stomach Qi-Clear stomach heat
Scrape hair off back
  Bai Bu
Sweet/B/Slightly warm
  1. Moisten lung-Stop cough-Dry cough-Lung Yin Xu-Good Moist & Lung Yin
  2. Kill lice & parasites-Vagina, anal itch-Wash
Good-Chronic Cough with Xu-Any type of cough-Won't damage Lung Yin
  Sang Bai Pi
Sweet/Cold
  1. Drain lung heat-Stop cough-Wheezing
  2. Promote urination
  3. Hypertension
Lung heat cough-No metal pots
  Ting Li Zi
A/B/Very Cold
  1. Drain lung heat-Reduce phlegm-Excessive pattern lung heat-Calm asthma
  2. Moves water-Reduce edema-Focus on chest, MJ, adominal-Edema-Upper middle (Not for lung Qi Xu-Need add tonics
 

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Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

Shan Zha
Sour - Sweet - Slightly Warm
  1. Improve digestion & remove food accomp.-Very good-Meat & grocery food-When meat & alcohol (Damp heat)
  2. Transform blood stagnation-OB/GYN-Abdominal pain
  3. Chronic diaherra-Dysentary type
  4. Hypertension (Chief)-Decrease cholesterol-Combo. Jue Ming Zi
Not good for following surgery-SP/ST Qi Ku-Include seafood-Remove blood stagnation-Mild-Long term use

Mai Ya
Sweet - Neutral
  1. Reduce food Yu & strengthen stomach-Help starch stagnation-Flour-Rice and Diary foods (Kids with poor digestion of dairy foods)
  2. Inhibit lactation-Stop nursing (60 gr)-Mastitis-Distention breast-Chao Mai Ya
  3. Facilitate Liver Qi-Soothe liver Qi slightly
  4. Assistant herb for heavy herbs
 
  Gu Ya
Rice
Neutral
  1. Reduce food stagnation & strengthen SP & ST
  2. Not used to inhibit lactation
 
  Shen Qu
Sweet - Acrid - Warm
  1. Reduce food stagnation & harmonize stomach-Starchy food stagnation-Cold plus food stagnation-Cold in MJ-Can dry
  2. Added/Assistant herb helps digest heavy herbs
Not stomach fire-No pregnancy
  Ji Nei Jin
(Chicken Gizzard-Internal Lining)
Sweet - Neutral
  1. Reduce food YU & strengthen-General food stagnation=All types stomach
  2. Secure male essence & stop enuresis (bed wetting)
  3. Transform hardness & dissolve stones-Any stones (GB-KD-UB)
Strengthen spleen to improve digestion-Commonly used for kid food stagnation aid digestion (make into a powder)
  Lai Fu Zi
Acrid - Sweet - Neutral
  1. Reduce food stagnation & transform accumulation-Food stagnation-Qi stagnation=By moving Qi
  2. Descend Qi & reduce phlegm-Excess food/phlegm-Raw-Induce vomit-Remove phlegm-Dry fried-Constipation-Move Qi down
  3. Hypertension
  4. Descend lung Qi-Stop cough
Not to be used with Ren Shen, decreases its function

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Herbs that Regulate Qi

Chen Pi
Warm - Acrid - Bitter -
  1. Regulate Qi - Abdominal Stay - Moves Qi more downward - Stag. cold - Nausea, vomit, diarrhea
  2. Dry Dampness & resolve phlegm - upper Jiao (phlegm/ Qi stag. - lung) - MJ stag.
  3. Prevent stagnation with tonifying herbs
Qi Stagnation - Damp/Phlegm Stagnation (LU SP & STO) - Prevent stagnation

Qing Pi
Bitter - Acrid - Warm
  1. Spread liver Qi & breakup Qi Stag. - Different from Chen Pi
  2. Dissipate clumps (Qi & phlegm) & reduce stagnation - Food - Qi & Xue - Phlegm
  3. Raise blood pressure - not for hypertension
  4. Focus on moving liver Qi  Stronger than Chen Pi
Use for severe food stagnation - liver Qi stagnation (PMS - Breast tenderness) - Soften breast nodules
  Da Fu Pi
Big Belly 2 - Acrid - Slightly warm
 
  1. Move Qi down & reduce stagnation - MJ - Qi stagnation in spleen, stomach, intestines
  2. Damp heat/Damp cold in lower Jiao - FU - LI - SI - Dysentery
  3. Abdominal edema - Liver cirrhosis - Ascetes - Hepatitis
MJ - Qi stagnation - Edema
  Zhi Shi
 
  1. Break up Qi stagnation & reduce food accumulation
  2. LJ - Qi stagnation in chest - Qi phlegm - Chest Bi
  3. MJ - Qi - Food - phlegm stagnation - strong
  4. LJ - Qi - Blood - phlegm - damp heat
  5. Modern - Treats prolapsed 12 gr. & tonics - St/Rectal - Uterus prolapsed
No pregnancy - Strong move Mj - Intestines - Move Qi - constipation/etc. -
  Zhi Ke
  1. Same as above - Break up Qi stagnation - #1 in chest
  2. Move mild, better for patients with Xu & stagnation
  3. Including prolapsed
Focus on chest - Cannot trans. damp
  Xiang Fu
Ob/Gyn - Acrid - Slightly bitter/Slightly s/Neutral
  1. Spread & regulate liver Qi - Soothe Liver Qi - Lu overreaction stomach
  2. Ob/GYN - Qi disorders - PMS - Irregular cycles
  3. Liver overacts on MJ - Use Xiang Fu with Mu Xiang
Emotional constraint - Strong to move Qi & liver Qi - Focus on menses - Liver Qi
  Mu Xiang
Acrid - Bitter - Warm
  1. Move Qi to relieve pain - SP & ST - LV & GB
  2. Concentration on MJ - Below diaphragm - Big area - Whole MJ
  3. Focus on MJ  Qi Stagnation
  4. Dysentery - Stagnation Qi intestines
  5. Strengthen spleen & prevent stagnation - Tonify sp with other tonics
Add - Last 5 minute cook - Not much Liver Qi moving
  Wu Yao
Acrid - Warm
  1. Move Qi, Relieve pain-Chest, Abdomen, OB/GYN-Hernia-Cold stagnation - Phlegm/Xue
  2. Warm kidney - Moist warm LJ - Uang Qi Xu
  3. Grasp lung Qi - Deep breath
  4. Urination - Frego
  5. OB/GYN - Use alot for XU cold menses stuff
  6. Mostly - Lower Jiao cold Qi stay - Moving lower Qiao
 
  Chen Xiang
Acrid - Bitter - Warm - Aromatic
  1. Move Qi and relieve pain - warm - help cold stagnation
  2. Has a sinking downward tendency - Rebellion Qi
  3. Descend Qi and regulate MJ - Belching, Hiccups, Nausea
  4. Aid kidneys to grasp Qi - Stronger than Wu Yao - Asthma (usually Kid Yang/Qi Xu 94.6% effective
  5. (Hiccups - Granular powder cigarettes - 3 puffs - swollen stomach)
 
  Tan Xiang
Acrid - Warm - Aromatic
  1. Move Qi and relieve pain - Chest - Chief - Phlegm cold Xue - Abdomen
  2. Use on heart disorders - H&XU - H&Xue Xu - Blood, Qi, Stagnation, Open heart
  3. Artery disease
  4. Angina pain - H Blockages
  5. Pills for under tongue
 
  Xie Bai
Chest Bi (Main focus) - Cold
Warm - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Unblock Yang Qi & disperse phlegm - Chest cold Bi
  2. Like chest Yang Qi Xu - Invigorate Yang Qi - Any kind of chest Bi
  3. Descend Qi and reduce stagnation - LI stagnation - Dysentery
  4. Sticky stools - Dysentery - Bacteria Li stool - Abdominal pain
 
  Fu Shou
Acrid - Bitter - Slightly warm
  1. Spread and regulate liver Qi - Soothe liver Qi without damage Yin - L4 Qi stagnation
  2. Harmonize stomach and strengthen spleen - Like Chen Pi - Except Chen Pi more damp - Fu shou move Qi
  3. Dry dampness and transform phlegm - Chronic cough and copiusm - mild - light Qi stagnation
 
  Xiang Yuan
Acrid - Bitter - Slightly warm
  1. Same as above
 
  Mei Gui Hua
Sweet - Slightly Bitter - Warm
  1. Move Qi - Relieve pain - Liver overacting on stomach
  2. Harmonize Xue and disperese stasis
  3. Menses stuff
  4. Any blood stagnation - Trauma, etc. - Mild but moving
  5. Breast mastitsis - Granules with wine - Crush fresh into paste
 
  Chuan Lian Zi
(Golden Bell)
Cold - Bitter - Slightly Toxic
  1. Move Qi & alleviate pain - Liver Qi stagnation with heat
  2. #1 relief Hyperchondria pain
  3. Kill parasites - Round worms - Tapeworms - Scapes - Tenia - Lice
  4. AKA - Jin Ling Zi ( small toxicity)
Helps guide to hyperchondriac - Its cold nature good for liver Qi stagnation with heat
  Zi Su Gang
  1. Expand Chest and benefit diaphragm - Concentrate moving Qi
  2. Calm the fetus and stop vomiting
 
  Shi Di
Bitter - Astringent - Neutral
  1. Descend Qi and stop hiccups - Special - Helps diaphragm muscle spasms
 

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Herbs that Regulate Blood - Cool Blood

Da Ji
Cool Sweet
  1. Cool Xue stop bleeding - Work whole area-Anywhere
  2. Reduce swelling and repair sores and healing
  3. Toxic heat sores - Infected sores
 

Xiao Ji
 
  1. Cool Xue stop bleeding - Anywhere but good at blood in urine - Lin syndrome - Heart lin bleeding
  2. Blood in urination
 
  Di Yu
Slightly cold - Bitter - Sour
  1. Cool blood - Stop blood (D/T blood heat)-Everywhere
  2. Good at LJ bleeding - Uterus and Lower Jiao - Hemorrhoids
  3. Clear heat - Generate flesh - Sores - Burns - Toxic heat sores - Shingles - Any toxic heat sores (50 - 100 grams) - Soak on rag and put on place - Can use granular mix with aloe jelly - vasoline
 
  Huai Hua Mi
Bitter - Cold
  1. Cool Xue stop bleeding - LJ - Hemorrhoids
  2. Clear liver heat
 
  Huai Jiao
 
  1. Lower Jiao Bleeding - Hemorrhoids
  2. #1 Key herb for hemorrhoids
 
  Ce Bai Ye
(Cyprus leaf)
  1. Cold Xue stop bleeding - Wine application
  2. Stop cough and expel phlegm - Phlegm heat in lung
  3. External use - Fresh ones, blender and mix with egg whites - Shingles - Pain - Help shorten time (Hair wash) - Skin - Burns, etc.
 
  Bai Mao Gen
(White hair root)
  1. Cool Xue - Stop bleeding - Nose bleed - Cough Fue - Vomit - Lung - storm BL
  2. Clear heat promote urination - Heat Lin Syndrome
  3. Clear stomach and lung heat (Children eat as fruit)
 
  Zhu Ma Gen
 
  1. Cool Xue - Stop bleeding - Purpura - Skin - Not raise
  2. Calm the fetus - Threatened miscarriage - Uterus bleeding during pregnancy - Stop bleeding
  3. Stop uterine bleeding during pregnancy
  4. Difficult urination - Unblock water passage (Edema)
  5. Cool Blood & relieve toxicity
 

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Herbs that Stop Bleeding & Dissolve Blood Stasis

San Qi
 
  1. Stop bleeding - Transform Blood stasis - Any kind uterine bleed - without cause stasis
  2. Reduce swelling and relieve pain - Trauma - Swelling - Ulceration - Yuan Nan Bai yao
     
3 Herbs stop bleed without blood stasis *San Qi - Qian Cao - Pu Huang

Qian Cao Gen
 
  1. Cool blood stop bleeding *without causing blood stagnation - Any bleeding - Clear heat
  2. Invigorate blood - Disperse blood stasis without causing stasis
  3. Bi Syndrome - Mix with alcohol
Bleeding D/T - Blood stasis or Blood heat
  Pu Huang
Sweet - Acrid - Neutral
  1. Stop bleeding without causing Blood stasis
  2. Common use - 1 Lin Syndrome - 2 painful period OB/GYN
  3. Famous OB/GYN formula - Shi Xiao San - Sudden smell - Fresh eczema

(Fry to deep color - to stop bleeding/raw to break stasis

Rich man's daughter

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Herbs Astringe & Stop Bleeding

Bai Ji
(Sticky)
  1. Stops bleeding - Sticky - Good digestive ulcer - Nose bleed powder - Lung and stomach bleeding
  2. Reduce swelling - Generate flesh - Dry cracked hands - Paste
  3. Add to formula - To lengthen digestion
    (Don't need to cook - powder)
  4. Contra - Lung abscess
  5. Incompatible with Wu Tou Fu Zi
 

Xian He Cao
(Magic Grass)
Bitter - Astringent - Neutral
  1. Astringe - Stop bleeding - Any kind - Neutral - Can add to any herb
  2. Relieve diarrhea - Dysentery - Chronic
  3. Strengthen body - Kill parasite - Vagina
  4. Modern - Esophageal cancer
Tuo Li Cao - Loss of strength - 30-60 grams - Power drink
  Zhou Lu Pi
Bitter - Acrid - Neutral
  1. Bind and stop bleeding - Stool - Uterus - Nose
  2. Charred used in clinic usually
 
  Xue Yu Tan
Human Hair
  1. Astringe and stop bleeding - Especially uterus and nose bleed
  2. Promotes urination - Seldom used this way - Bloody Lin - Hair
  3. Generate flesh - relieve sores
  4. Can easily cause vomit  - No weak stomach
 

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Herbs that Stop Bleeding by Warming Meridians

Pao Jiang
 
  1. Stop bleeding D/T Yang Xu by warm meridians - Uterine - Cheng Ren
     
 

Ai Ye
Warm - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Warm uterus - Stop Bleeding - D/T Xu cold - Very good
  2. Dispel cold - Alleviate pain - Ob/Gyn - Bi Syndrome
  3. Calm the fetus - Threatened miscarriage
  4. Eliminate dampness - Stop itching - External shingles - Eczema - Feet fungus
Qu Yuan - Famous man - Chinese lunar year - Burn and Hang Ai Ye - Folk why calm fetus - cook with egg
  Zao Xin Tu
(Mud Box)
Acrid - Warm
  1. Warm the blood - Stops bleeding - D/T Spleen QiXu - Mostly - Nose - Stool - Uterine
  2. Stop vomit - Stop diarrhea
  3. Replace with Chi Shi Zhi
 

 

 

Herbs that Invigorate Blood

Chuan Xiong
Warm - Acrid
  1. Invigorate Blood - Move Qi - Qi & Xue Yu - Good
  2. Expel wind - Relieve pain - H/A - Wind damp - Migraines
  3. Bi-Syndrome
  4. #1 most important herb for H/A
     
Contra - Yin Xu - Liver Yng Qi - Uterine bleed - Nourish blood  it does not damage blood

Yan Hu Suo
 
  1. Natural Aspirin
  2. Invigorate blood and aleviate pain - H/A -Tooth - Muscle - Bone Menie
  3. Move Qi & relieve pain - Dissolve Qi Yu in Xue - Xue Yu in Qi Level
Stronger than Chuan Xiong
  Yu Jin
Cold - Acrid - Bitter
  1. Invigorate blood & move Qi - Relieve pain - Liver Qi stagnation - Hypo pain
  2. Emotional disorder - H fire/Liver Qi - mania
  3. GB damp heat - Jaundice - Key herb
  4. Good herb tx depresssion - High cholesterol (Pain D/T Liver Qi stagnation)
 
  Dan Shen
Bitter - Slightly cold
  1. Invigorate blood - Dissolve Xue stasis - OB/GYN - Move blood and tonify herb without hurt Xue
  2. Relieve pain P/T Xue stagnation - Chest pain
  3. Clear heat - Emotional - Irriatibilty - Depression
  4. Nourish Xue - Calm spirit
  5. Cool Xue - Reduce abssess
 
  Ji Xue Teng
Bitter - Sweet - Warm
  1. Invigorate & tonify Xue - Relieve pain - Sinew - Channels Jing Luo
  2. Key herb - Xue Qi Yu with Xue Qi Xu - OB/GYN
  3. Sinews and channels - Unblock channels - OB/GYN
  4. Modern - Low white blood cells - Luekemia
 
  Juang Huang
Acrid - Bitter - Warm
  1. Invigorate blood & regulate menses - D/T Qi Xue Yu
  2. Move Qi & alleviate pain - Chest - Hypo - pain
  3. Expel wind & move Xue - Shoulder Bi Syndrome - Frozen shoulder
Costra - Xue Xu
  Yi Mu Cao
Slightly cold - Acrid -  Bitter
  1. Invigorate blood - OB/GYN - Bilateral - P/T Xue Yu - Protistitis - Painful period - D/T Xue Yu (Masses)
  2. Promote urination - Reduce swelling - Not commonly used - Large dosage (glomerulonephratis)
  3. Clear heat resolve toxicity - Facial Mask - External use - Sores, etc.
Women & Deer
  Hong Hua
Acrid - Warm
  1. Invigorate Xue & regulate meridians - Include Traumatic OB/GYN
  2. Move Qi - Relieve pain (Bleeding during intercourse - Warm frebile disease - In low dose harmonize blood - Blood & Qi disharm)
 
  Tao Ren
Bitter - Sweet - Neutral
  1. Invigorate blood and break up blood stasis - OB/GYN - P/R stagnation - Lung/LI Absess
  2. Moisten intestine - Relieve constipation
 
  Niu Xi (Chuan)
Bitter - Sour - Neutral
  1. Invigorated blood and expel blood stasis - Chuan Niu Xi
  2. Tonify liver and Kidney - Strengthen bones & sinew - Huai Niu Xi
  3. Clear damp heat lower Jiao - Lin syndrome - Luekkehera - 4 magical powder
  4. Guide down - a. Fire or heat go down - b. Guide Qi Xue down - c. Nosebleed, hiccups, etc. - d. GB & KD stones - e. Assist dead fetus
 
  Ze Lan
  1. Invigorate blood - Menses
  2. Move blood stagnation - dispel blood stasis
  3. Promote urination - Not to strong
  4. Not toxic
 
  Wu Ling
Warm - Bitter - Sweet
  1. Move blood - Relieve pain - Better abdominal pain
  2. Dispel Xue stasis - Move blood with cause Xue stasis
  3. Childhood malnutrition impairment - Stay stop digestion, this helps stagnation
  4. Wrap (incomplete Ren Shen)
Especially gynecolgical - Famous Shi Xiao San
  Wang Bu Liu Xing
Bitter - Neutral
  1. Invigorate blood and channels
  2. Reduce swelling - Prostititis - Breast - Famous
  3. Promote lactation
 
  Lu Lu Tong
Bitter - Neutral
  1. Move Qi blood - Open MJ & unblock channel
  2. Open and unblock herb
  3. Promote urination D/T blockage (no so common)
 
  Chi Shao
Sour - Bitter - Slightly cold
  1. Invigorate blood, dispel stasis
  2. Clear heat cool Xue - Goes to blood level - Frebile disease, blood under skin - Very moving herb - Patient has crimson tongue
  3. Clear liver fire
 
  Hu Zhang
  1. Invigorate blood and dispel blood stasis
  2. Clear heat - Resolve toxicity
  3. Drain heat downward, transform phlegm, stop cough
 
  Si Gua Wo
  1. Invigorate channels - Expel wind
  2. Expel phlegm
  3. Benefit breasts
 
  Xue Jie
(Dragon's blood)
(Herb invigorate Xue)
  1. Dispel blood stasis - Alleviate pain - Traumatic injury - Sprain
  2. Stop bleeding
  3. Generate flesh - Help ulcers - skin
  4. Powder is best way - Chest stasis & abdominal pain - Resin from tree - Heals internal injuries - External bleeding move - Chronic sores or skin ulcerations - Powder external
 
  Su Mu
  1. Treat traumatic injury - Sprain - Fracture - Contusion - Post partum abdominal pain - Internal bleeding move (Invigorate Xue - Reduce swelling)
  2. Low dose can harmonize Xue - High dose can break stasis
  3. Stop bleeding
 
  Tu Bie Chong
(Worm bug)
  1. Breakup and drives up blood stasis - Wide variety - Internal masses, tumors, cancers - Stubborn abdominal pain - Painful periods
  2. Renew sinews and bones - For traumatic injury - Toxic - Strengthen -preserve in wine
  3. Breakup stubborn masses/stasis - Powder - Famous to put on tongue for numbness
 

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Herbs that Scatter Blood Stagnation & Breakup Masses

E Zhu
 
  1. Breakup blood stagnation - Good at moving Qi - Qi Xue stagnation - Very strong
  2. Dissolve accumulation - Chest and Abdomen congestion - Food stagnation, no apetite
  3. Power is stronger - Modern cancer
     
 

San Leng
 
  1. Break up blood stagnation - Better at moving Xue
  2. Dissolve accumulation - Qi/Xue/Phlegm - Accomp. - Move chest congestion
  3. Not to be used during pregnancy
 
  Shui Zhi
Neural - Bitter - Sweet
(Leech)
  1. Break up and drives out blood stasis - Strong
  2. Abdominal lumps - Pain - No period
  3. Break up immovable masses
  4. Break up phlegm masses & nodules - Treat stubborn asthma
  5. Slightly toxic - Use more as a powder
 
  Ru Xiang
Francenscense
  1. Invigorate Qi & Xue - Traumatic injury (mild) - (Little more Qi)
  2. Relax sinews and bones - muscle
  3. Reduce swelling
These are famous for traumatic injury - 1st choice these 2 - A lot of extend plaster and tinchers have this in it.
  Mo Yao
  1. Invigorate Qi and Xue ( little more Xue)
  2. Relax sinews & bones - muscle
  3. Reduce swelling - Generate flesh
  4. More allergeric
 
  Chuan Shan Jia
(armor) - (forbidden)
  1. The shell of the ant eater
  2. Stubborn - Cancer - Masses - Valuable
  3. Insufficient Lactation
Chuan =Go through  - Shan=Mountain - Jia =Armor                             

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Herbs that Warm Interior

Fu Zi
Acrid - Hot -
Toxic
  1. Yang collapse - Reuse - #1 herb for this
  2. Supplement fire/assist Yang
  3. Expel excess cold - Relieve pain
  4. Must precook
     
Incompatible with Ban Xia-Bei Mu-Gua Luo-Bai Ji-Bai Lian

Gan Jiang
Acrid - Hot
  1. Warm middle Jiao - Disperse cold - Fresh saint herb - Love the Mj
  2. Rescue the Yang - Expel internal - "Sini Teng"
  3. Warms the lungs - Transform phlegm cold
  4. Warm meridians - Stop bleeding
 
  Rou Gui
Acrid - Sweet - Hot
  1. Warm kidney - Ming men fire - Help activate kidney yang - Mainly lower Jiao
  2. Dispel cold - Relieve pain - Cold stagnation hernia
  3. Lead fire back to its source - Xu fire - Kidney
  4. Encourage generation Qi & blood - Help tonic herbs absorb
Incompatible with Chi Shi Zhi
  Wu Zhu Yu
Acrid - Bitter - Hot - Slightly toxic
  1. Warm the liver - Dispel cold/Pain - Hernia pain - Cold in Jie Yin channel - Vertex head arch - Internal cold - Liver channel
  2. Warm the middle - Stop vomiting - Nausea - D/T cold
  3. Diarrhea - Fortify Yang - Morning Diarrhea
  4. Lead fire downward
 
  Xiao Hui Xiang
Acrid - Warm
  1. Hernia pain - Cold liver
  2. Stomach pain - Regulate Qi - Harmonize stomach
 
  Gao Liang Jiang
Acrid -Hot
  1. Warm the middle Jiao - Relieve pain D/T cold - Mostly excessive cold
 
  Ding Xiang
Acrid - Hot
  1. Warms middle Jiao - Direct Qi downward
  2. Hernia - Liver cold
  3. Dispel cold - Repigastric area
  4. Warm kidney - Kidney yang Xu
  5. Antagon with Yu Jin
 
  Hua Jiao
Acrid - Hot - Slightly toxic
  1. Warm the middle
  2. Kills parasites - Alleviate pain
 

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Herbs that Tonify Qi

Ren Shen
Sweet - Slightly Bitter - Slightly Warm
  1. Replenish primary Qi - Yuan Qi - #1 herb Qi tonify Yuan Qi
  2. Spleen Qi and lung Qi Xu - symptoms
  3. Heart Qi Xu - Calm shen with correct dosage
  4. Generate Jin/Ye - By tonify Qi - Produce Jin Ye - Impotence
  5. Tonify Xue - By tonifying Qi
  6. Bleeding - By tonify spleen Qi - "Du Shen Tong"
     
 

Xi Yang Shen
American Ren Shen (Hua Qi Shen)
  1. Compare with Ren Shen - Not as strong Qi tonify as Ren shen - But can nourish Yin - Jin Ye - A cooler herb - 1 capsule a day
 
  Dang Shen
  1. Tonify Mj - Qi - Middle Jiao Qi Xu
  2. Tonify lung Qi - Cough/Asthma - Easy catch cold
  3. Generate Jin Ye - By tonify Qi
  4. Help release exterior - By strengthen the lung Qi - Wei Qi - (Comparative) - (Replacement - Ren Shen)
 
  Tai Zi Shen
Neutral - Sweet - Slightly Bitter
  1. Tonify splenn Qi - Spleen Qi Xu signs
  2. Generate Jin Ye - Jin Ye Xu - Dry cough/Thirsty after Febrile Disease (Lung Qi where here is Jin Ye Xu) - China more young people use)
 
  Huang Qi
Sweet - Slightly Warm
  1. Popular tonify immune system
  2. Tonify Qi -(Goes to MJ - Strengthen MJ-Digestion - Spleen Qi Xu) (Xue disorder - Stop bleed) - Tonify blood - *Post stroke - Lowers blood sugar)
  3. Tonify wei - Immune/defense - Tonify lung Qi
  4. Promote urination/Reduce swelling
  5. Chronic alceration (Like diabetic patients) - Internal
  6. Can use large doses
 
  Bai Zhu
Bitter - Slightly Warm - Warm
  1. Tonify spleen Qi - MJ Qi - Specialty
  2. Dry dampness - Promote urination (Also tonify MJ to deal with dampness) - Wind cold damp Bi - Edema - MJ dampness - D/T - MJ Xu
  3. Spontaneous sweating - Stop sweating
  4. Calm the fetus - Nausea - MJ issues - Pain - Fatigue - Cause of spleen Qi (D/T spleen Qi Xu) (Dry fry - Tonify spleen Qi)
 
  Shan Yao
Slightly Warm - Neutral
  1. Tonify Qi & nourish Yin
  2. Strengthen lung Qi & Yin Xu/Spleen Qi Xu - Kidney Qi
  3. Consolidate essence & bind
  4. Very good for Diabetes - Lower blood sugar - Not for masses - Not for excess disorders)
 
  Gan Cao
Warm
  1. Tonify Qi - Spleen Qi - Heart Qi - irregular pulse beat - Arrithymia - Palpations/SOB
  2. Dispel phlegm & stop cough - Use tablets - Can hold 4 small tablets in mouth before beverage - Stop cough
  3. Clear heat & detoxify - Detoxify the toxins of 100 herbs - Good for hereb poison, not so much food poison
  4. Moderate spasms & relieve pain
  5. Harmonize action of herbs in prescriptions - Example: Can use in Da Huang to moderate its strength - Can lift up - Slow down - Strengthen - Weak
 
  Da Zao
Slightly Warm - Neutral warm
  1. Tonify MJ & Qi - Qi - MJ - St/Sp - MJ Qi Xu - Xue - Nourish - Calm spirits - Nourish Heart Qi Xu
  2. Nourish Xue - Calm shen - Heart Qi & Xue
  3. Harmonize property of other herbs - Often used with Shen Jiang - 2 pieces each - Help harmonize formula - Aides digestion - Harmonize Ying & Wei - Exterior
 
  Huang Jing
Slightly Warm - Neutral
  1. Tonify spleen Qi & Yin
  2. Moisten lung - Lung Qi & Yin Xu
  3. Tonify kidney essencce
  4. Diabetes - Decrease blood sugar
  5. Mixed with moving herbs - Chen Pi
Damp retention - Single use - Not for patients with poor digestion
  Yi Tang
Slightly Warm
  1. Tonify spleen Qi
  2. Tonify Mj - Alleviate pain - Xiao Jian Zhong Tang - Gui Zhi Tang plus sugar
  3. Moisten lungs - Stop cough - Lung Yin Xu cough
 

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Herbs that Tonify Blood

Shu Di Huang
Warm - Slightly Warm
  1. Tonify blood & nourish Yin - Menses - Dizzy - Palpations - Insomnia
  2. Nourish Yin - Liver & Kidney Yin Xu
  3. Wasting & thirsting disease
  4. Replenish essence & marrow - Withered - Dry - Dizzy - Premature aging
     
 

He Shou Wu
Slightly Warm - Astringent
  1. Prepared - Zhi Shou Hu - Tonify essence & blood, blacken hair - Secure essences & stop leakage - Sperm - Luekherra
  2. Raw - Treat malaria - Detox. - Sores - Moisten intestines - Constipation - Expel wind from skin by raising Xue (Mr. Hu - Family lives forever)
Zhi Shou Hu - Prepared - Soak  - Sheng He Shou Wu - Raw
  Dang Gui
Slightly Warm - Acrid - Warm
  1. Tonify Xue - Invigorate Xue - Dispense cold - Bi Syndrome
  2. Regulate menses & relieve pain
  3. Moisten intestines - Constipation - D/T Xue Xu
  4. Reduce swelling - Expel pus - Generate flesh - Promote circulation
  5. Treat coughs - D/T - W/C
Ob/GYN favorite cold uterus - Not heat
  Bai Shao
Bitter - Sour - Moderate Cold
  1. Tonify Xue regulate menses - OB/GYN - Can use up to 50 grams - #1 herb to nourish liver blood
  2. Calm liver - Relieve pain - Liver wind D/T Xue Xu
  3. Preserve Yin/Adjust Ying & Wei
  4. Balance hormones
Chi Shao Yao - Clear heat, cool & move Xue - Incompatible with Li Lu
  E Jiao
Slightly Warm - Neutral
  1. Tonify blood & stop bleeding - Menses - Cough - Nose
  2. Nourish Yin - Moisten dryness - Especially long term
  3. Very cloying - Easy - Give bad breath - Lack app.
  4. Dissolve in boiling decoction at end
Counter act - Not exterior
  Gou Qi Zi
Sweet - Neutral
  1. Tonify liver & kidney - Slow to tonify
  2. Benefit essence - Brighten eyes - Dry (night) - Macular degeneration - Tea
  3. Enrich Yin - Moisten lungs
  4. Hypertension Tea - Jin Yin Hua
 
  Sang Shen
Slightly Warm - Cold
  1. Tonify blood - Enrich Yin
  2. Moisten intestines
  3. Insomnia
 
  Long Yan Rou
Slightly Warm - Warm
  1. Tonify heart/Spleen, Blood and calm spirit - Good student herb - Because they tax the heart and spleen
 

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Herbs that Tonify Yang

Lu Rong
Sweet - Sour - Warm
  1. Tonify Kidney Yang - All kidney Yang stuff
  2. Tonify Du Mai - Essence/Blood also - Strengthen sinews/Bones - Cold on DU/Or weak
  3. Strengthen tendons & bones - Kidney tonify - Helps bones
  4. Regulate chong - Ren - Stabilize Dai
  5. Tonify/Nourish Qi/Xue - Help tx chronic ulceration D/T Kidney Qi
     
 

Ge Jie
Neutral - Salty
  1. Tonify Kidney yang & lung Qi - Great for Asthma - Several functions : Kidney yang xu - Diarrhea - Libido
  2. Replenish essence & blood - animal product does this
 
  Dong Chong Xia Cao
Slightly Warm - Warm
  1. Tonify kidney and strengthen Yang - Not as strong as Lu Rong - More gradual & evenly tonify - Good for several functions
  2. Tonify Lung yin - Relieve Asthma - Dry - Blood cough
  3. Stop bleeding
 
  Rou Cong Rong
Slightly Warm - Warm - Salty
  1. Nickname - Ren Shen in desert
  2. Tonify Kidney Yang- not as hot as 1st  2 herbs - Sex, etc.
  3. Tonify essence & blood - Not a pure Yang tonic - Can help Yin
  4. Warm the uterus - Favorite uterus Xu cold - Infertility - Excess bleed
  5. Moisten intestines - Yang Qi Xu up to 30 grams
 
  Suo Yang
Slightly Warm - Warm
  1. Tonify kidney Yang - All the stuff - Pus - Sex - Usually use this with Rou Cong Rong
  2. Replenish the essence & blood - Sinews - Maybe post stroke
  3. Moisten intestines -Constipation Kidney Yang Xu with Jin Ye Xu & Qi Xu
 
  Yin Yang Huo
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Warm
 
  1. Sex hormone - Libido
  2. Tonify Kidney Yang - Famous to improve Libido
  3. Expel wind cold dampness  Bi syndrome
  4. Can tonify Yang & Yin - Liver Yin - Help Yang rising
 
  Ba Ji Tian
Warm - Sweet - Acrid
  1. Tonify Kidney Yang
  2. Strengthen tendons & sinews - Weak joints - Ankles - Knees - By tonify kidney Yang
  3. Expel wind damp cold - Bi syndrome
 
  Hu Tao Ren
Slightly Warm - Warm
  1. Tonify Kidney Yang - Strengthen back and knees
  2. Warm the lung - Help kidney grasp Qi
  3. Moisten intestines - Constipation D/T - Jin Ye Xu or Xue Xu (Helps prevent dampness) - Use in conjee
 
  Bu Gu Zhi
Acrid - Bitter - Very Warm
  1. Tonify kidney & Yang - Good for cold pain in back and knee - Impotence
  2. Consolidate essence - Preserverance - Incontinence - Leaking
  3. Warm spleen & stop diarrhea - Morning diarrhea
  4. Tonify Kidney - Hold Qi to stop Asthma
  5. Recently - Alopecia - Psoriasis - Vitiligo
 
   
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Warm Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Ma Huang
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Bitter

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Gui Zhi
Warm - Acrid - Sweet
 
   
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Warm Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Ma Huang
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Bitter

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Warm Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Ma Huang
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Bitter

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Warm Acrid Herbs that Release to the Exterior

Ma Huang
Warm - Acrid - Slightly Bitter

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