Mat Med II - Dissolve Phlegm and Relieve Cough

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Ban Xia#1 herb for very productive, thin, copious cold type of phlegm (both tangible and intangible) and dampness. #1 herb for nausea and vomit. - very warm, very drying - pungent, warm, toxic. Jiang => for nausea/vomit. Fa => for phlegm, LU/SP/ST - pungent, warm, toxic, (bitter), LU/SP/ST - 1) dries dampness/transf phlegm/descends (LU) rebellious qi; 2) descends (ST) rebellious qi/stops vomit
Tian Nan Xingstronger than Ban xia, treats wind-phlegm (chronic deviation…). Raw only externally. Very toxic. - bitter, pungent, warm, toxic, LIV/LU/SP - 1) dries damp/expels phlegm; 2) disperses wind-phlegm/stops spasms; 3) reduces sweeling/alleviates pain
Dan Nan Xingit's tian nan xing prepared with bile. It's cold, treats phlegm-heat. More aggressive than tian nan xing
Bai Fu ZiAlso aggressive, key herb for wind-phlegm, but less aggressive than the other. Good for spasm. If raw, only external. (it's sweet) - pungent, sweet, warm, toxic, LIV/SP/ST - 1) dries dampness/transf phlegm/expels wind/stops spasms; 2) detoxifies/dissipates nodules; 3) dries dampness/stops pain/itching
Bai Jie Zispice, a seed, key herb for nodules ("phlegm beneath skin"). Also treats mild cough (mild herb), for seniors - pungent, warm, LU - 1) warms LU/regulates Qi/expels phlegm; 2) moves Qi/disperses clumps/unblocks collaterals/stops pain
Xuan Fu Huastrong descending action, decocted separately. Brings down ST-Qi. Not really for phlegm/cough/asthma - bitter, pungent, salty, sl. warm, LIV/LU/ST/ST - 1) reduces phlegm/dissipates accum of water; 2) brings qi downward/stops vomitting
Bai Qiangentle/mild, maybe the mildest for phlegm/cough, for both heat and cold. It's sweet and almost neutral - pungent, sweet, sl. warm, LU - 1) brings qi downward/dispels phlegm/stops cough
Chuan Bei Mu#1 for dry/heat-cough (the most popular herb for cough), lubricates LU (it's sweet) - also treats dry/sticky yellow phlegm - not as strong as ban xia on CNS - descending (bitter) - in the middle of treating cough and a bit of phlegm - bitter, sweet, cool, HT/LU - 1) clears heat/transf phlegm; 2) clears heat/dissipates nodules
Zhe Bei Mu#1 for nodules/scrofula/goiter w/ phlegm-heat type (otherwise, ban xia); treats productive/yellow cough - colder than Chuan Bei Mu - - bitter, cold, HT/LU - 1) clears heat/transf phlegm-heat; 2) clears heat/dissipates nodules
Gua Loutreats "profuse"-yellow-heat-thick type of phlegm - regulate qi in the chest - better for phlegm but worse for cough than Chuan Bei Mu. Together (Dui Yao) they treat productive yellow phlegm, asthma w/ phlegm (chuan bei mu is too weak for asthma). Quan (whole)=cough first; Zi/Ren - lubricates dryness, helps move out pus (breast/intestinal abscesses); Pi - edema - sweet, cold, LI/LU/ST - 1) clears heat/transf phlegm-heat; 2) unbinds chest/dissipates nodules
Zhu Ruthe only cool herb for nausea/vomit (for dry vomit w/ heat signs), treats GB-fire/unquietness - sweet, cool, LU/ST/GB - 1) clears heat/transf phlegm-heat; 2) clears heat/stops vomiting
Qian Hudisperses (pungent) and descends (bitter) - 2 hu for epi (chai hu + qian hu), 2 qian for mild cough/phlegm (bai qian + qian hu) - stronger than bai qian - bitter, pungent, cold, LU - 1) brings qi-downward/dispels phlegm; 2) disperses/scatters wind-heat
Jie Gengneutral, elevator, helps LU expectorate d/t to its ascending fnct, #1 guiding herb to the upper, 2-treats cough w/ profuse phlegm (helps expectorate); 3- regulates water passageways (by removing lid, water flows downwards); 4- removes chronic pus (LU/throat abscesses); 5- guiding herb to sore throat - bitter, pungent, neutral, LU - 1) opens-up and disseminates LU-qi/dispels phlegm/benefits throat; 2) expels pus; 3) opens up and raises LU-qi/guides to the upper
Hai Fu Shic;ears heat in LU, resolves phlegm, softens hardness, releases nodules - salty, cold, LU - 1) transforms stubborn phlegm/cools LU-heat/disperses clumps
Hai Ge Kesimilar to hai fu shi, for heat-type of phlegm in LU, dissipates nodules, softens masses - bitter, salty, cold, LU/ST - clears heat/transf phlegm; 2) softens hardness/dissipates nodules; 3) promotes urination/expels dampness; 4) controls acidity/stops pain;
Qiao Hai Zaofor phlegm of goiter type, doesn't treat phlegm in LU. Cannot be combined w/ Gan Cao - Dui Yao w/ Kun Bu - bitter, salty, cold, KID/LIV/LU/ST - 1) reduces phlegm/softens hardness; 2) promotes urination/reduces edema
Kun Bufor phlegm of goiter type, doesn't treat phlegm in LU - Dui Yao w/ Qiao Hai Zao - salty, cold, KID/LIV/ST - 1) reduces phlegm/softens hardness; 2) promotes urination/reduces swelling
(Ku) Xing Renbetter for cough, not so much for phlegm, suppress cough, treats asthma. Slightly toxic (<=10 seeds for children). As Ma Huang, also treats asthma, but Ma Huang doesn't treat cough (XingRen does). Also lubricates intestines. Dui Yao w/ ZiSuZi - bitter, sl. warm, sl. toxic, LU/LI - 1) stops cough/calms wheezing; 2) moistens intestines/unblocks bowels
(Zi) Su Zidui yao w/ Xing Ren, better for phlegm than Xing Ren, but still good for cough. Not as drying/aggressive as ban xia, and not for profuse phlegm as ban xia. It "hua tan" (dissolves phlegm) - pungent, warm, LU/LI - 1) stops cough/calms wheezing; 2) moistens intestines/unblocks stools
Bai Buneutral, gentle, for both cough and asthma, topically/introduced in LI for paraistes - sweet, bitter, sl. warm, LU - 1) moistens LU/stops cough; 2) expels parasites/kills lice
Zi Wangentle but stronger than bai bu - warm but moistens lung - better for phlegm than cough - for chronic cough and phlegm stuck inside - pungent, bitter, sl. warm, LU - 1) relieves cough/expels phlegm
Kuan Ddong Huagentle, better for cough than phlegm, but moistens phlegm also. Not strong enough for profuse phlegm - pungent, warm, LU - 1) moistens LU/directs qi downward/stops cough/transf phlegm
Ma Dou Lingbell hanging on the horse, not mild, not aggressive, stop/suppress wheezing - bitter, sl. pungent, cold - a) Clears LU to transform phlegm - for cough w/ dyspnea d/t LU-heat; b) Stops cough and calms panting - for cough w/ dyspnea d/t LU-heat; c) Clears intestines and cures hemorrhoids - for hemorrhoids w/ swelling pain or bleeding; d) Clears heat and calms LIV - for hypertension d/t ascendant hyperactivity of LIV yang
Pi Pa Ye - it's neutral, gentle, as gentle as the 3 gentle herbs (kuang dong hua, zi wan, bai bu), treats skin rash - bitter, neutral, LU/ST - 1) transf phlegm/clears LU-heat/redirects LU-Qi downward; 2) harmonizes ST/clears ST-heat/redirects ST-Qi downward
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Sang Bai Pi treats phlegm-heat, purges similar to but weaker than HuangQin, also treats bacteria. Half huang qin, half gua lou. Slightly promote urination to treat yang type of edema, feng shui - sweet, cold, LU - 1) drains LU-heat/stops cough/calms wheezing; 2) promotes urination/reduces edema; 3) tx hypertension
Ting Li Ziextremely cold, for very severe conditions, purges water downward from UJ, promotes urination, reduces water accumulation in LU/chest/skin - pungent, bitter, very cold, LU/BL - 1) drains LU/reduces phlegm/calms wheezing; 2) moves water/reduces edema