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The Chinese Medicine Sampler & Online Diagnosis - Herbal Medicine

Herbs Main

Guiding Principles TCM's own Chemistry

Some Examples of Single Herbs

Example of a Formula Structure

Some Examples of Formulas/Medicines

Forms & Preparation of Herbal Medicines

Safety Issues

 

SINGLE HERBS - EXAMPLE LISTINGS

Single Herb examples begin below this table. 
ABBREVIATIONS
KD = Kidney channel BL = Bladder channel
LIV = Liver channeL GB = Gallbladder channel
HT = Heart channel SI = Small Intestine channel
PR = Pericardium channel SJ = San Jiao channel
SP = Spleen channel ST = Stomach channel
LU = Lung channel LI = Large Intestine channel
CX = Contra-indications R = Remove or Relieve
Diff = Difficult Trans = transform
D--> = due to Xu = Deficiency
> = greater than < = less than


REN SHEN - GINSENG TONIFY QI 
TASTE: sweet, sl. bitter 
TEMP sl. warm 
CHANNELS LU SP HT
DOSAGE 1-9g 
CX: Yin xu w/ Heat, LiV Yang Rising w/ hypertension 
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-Strongly Ton Basal Qi; Collapse of Qi
-Ton LU Qi
-Ton SP/ST; includes organ prolapse 
-Generates Fluids, Stops Thirst
-Ton HT Qi, Calms Shen

DANG GUI - ANGELICA ROOT TONIFY BLOOD 
TASTE sweet, bitter, pungent 
TEMP warm 
CHANNELS HT LIV SP 
DOSAGE 3-15g 
CX: Yin xu with heat, abdominal distension due to damp 
-Tonifies blood: regs. menses, gyn., HT LIV
-Move and harmonize blood & disperse cold, esp. for pain  due to blood stag. 
-Moistens intestines and unblocks bowels
-Relieves swelling
-expels pus
-generates flesh
-alleviates pain

DAN SHEN - SALVIA MOVE BLOOD
STAGNATION
TASTE bitter 
TEMP sl. cold 
CHANNELS HT PC LIV 
DOSAGE 6-15g 
CX: CAUTION: no blood stag., inc./ Li Lu
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-Moves Blood & breaks blood stag., esp. chest and abdomen
-Clears heat, soothes irritability. Including heat in Ying level & HT or KD Yin xu

MU LI - OYSTER SHELL CALM SHEN - by ANCHORING 
TASTE salty, astringent 
TEMP cool 
CHANNELS LIV KD 
DOSAGE 15-30g 
CX: High fever w/o sweat, 
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-Anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, restlessness
-Anchors LiV Yang; temper, dizziness, H/A
-Contains Fluids; continuous sweating, steaming bone fever, aftermath of febrile disease 
-Softens hardness, Dissipates nodules

DU HUO - ANGELICA ROOT DISPEL WIND & DAMP 
TASTE bitter, pungent 
TEMP warm 
CHANNELS KD BL 
DOSAGE 3-9g 
CX: Yin xu w/ heat 
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-Dispel Wind-Damp & Alleviate pain. esp. lower body, acute and chronic
-Disperse Wind-Cold and RES
-Shao Yin H/A and toothache

DU ZHONG - EUCOMMIA TONIFY YANG 
TASTE sweet, sl. pungent 
TEMP warm 
CHANNELS KD LIV 
DOSAGE 6-15g 
CX: Yin xu w/ heat 
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-Ton LiV and KD, Strengthensinew & bones
-Promote circulation - esp. weak sinew & bone
-Calms Fetus 
-Dizzy or lightheaded D-> LiV Yang Rising

FANG FENG - LEDEBOURIELLA RELEASE THE EXTERIOR - WARMING 
TASTE pungent, sweet 
TEMP sl. warm 
CHANNELS BL LIV SP 
DOSAGE 3-9g 
CX: Blood xu w/ spasms, Yin xu w/ heat, INC W/Gan jiang,
Li Lu, Bie Xie 
ENERGETIC/ACTION
-RES & Expel Wind
-Expel Wind-Damp and alleviate pain, esp. when Wind  is predominant
-Expel Internal Wind - esp. tetany and tremors of hands and feet

 

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