Mat Med II - Final

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Question Answer
ChuanXiong#1 for headache, essential to treat headache (not d/t LIV-Yang), most pungent in the group, goes down to Uterus, treats BI SD - pungent, warm, LIV/GB/P - 1) invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi; 2) disperse wind, stop pain
YanHuSuotreat mainly the symptoms of pain, it's a pain killer, better if symptoms are from bl-stasis. Also for liv-qi-stag (moves qi). Not so good to resolve bl-stasis - heavier than chuan xiong - pungent, bitter, warm, HT/LIV/ST - 1) invigorates blood, moves qi, alleviates pain
YuJin#1 for depression, emotional disorder, jaundice - in b/w Chai Hu and Huang Qin (both emotions and GB/Jaundice) - special for HT-Bl-stasis with pain in chest/opens orifices - pungent, bitter, cold, HT/LU/LIV - 1) invigorate blood, stop pain, moves qi, resolve constraint; 2) clear heat/cools blood; 3) clear HT/open orifices; 4) benefits GB/reduces jaundice
RuXiangresin special for sprains/strains/trauma/pain - pungent, bitter, warm, HT/LIV/SP - 1) invigorates blood, moves Qi; (kevin disagrees) 2) relaxes sinews, invigorates channels, alleviates pain; 3) reduces swellings/generates flesh (topically)
MoYaoresin, special for strains/sprains/trauma/pain - bitter, neutral, HT/LIV/SP - 1) invigorate blood/dispel stasis/reduces swelling/alleviates pain; 2) promotes healing (topically)
WuLingZhifor severe pain and visible type of bl-stasis. Stops bleeding d/t bl-stasis. Bitter, sweet, warm, LIV - 1) disperses bl-stasis/alleviates pain; 2) transforms stasis/stops bleeding; 3) for childhood nutritional impairment w/ focal distension (??)
DanShenprevent HT-attack, enters first HT/P then LIV - gentle and cool. Helps tx hypertension and popular for skin/swelling (w/ Dang Gui) - bitter, cool, HT/P/LIV - 1) activate blood/remove stasis/reg menses; 2) clear heat/soothe irritability; 3) cool blood/reduces (breast abscesses); 4) nourish bl (Kevin disagree)/calm spirit
TaoRentreats any kind of bl-stasis anywhere, move pus/brings new nourishment (in LU/LI), moistens intestines - bitter, sweet, neutral, HT/LI/LIV/LU - 1) breaks up bl-stasis; (treats LU and LI abscesses); 2) moistens intestines/unblock bowels
HongHuavery effective/aggressive herb. In small doses, moves blood. In large, breaks-up stasis. Really strong for pain d/t bl-stasis. Can treat HT-attack, strongest herb in the whole section. Dui Yao w/ Tao Ren - pungent, warm, HT/LIV - 1) invigorate blood/dispel bl-stasis/unblocks menses (amenorrhea)
YiMuCaospecial for gyno disorders. Weak to move blood/dispel stasis and promote urination - pungent, bitter, cool, HT/LIV/BL (or GB) - 1) invigorate blood/dispel stasis; 2) promote urination/reduces swelling; 3) (Kevin doesn't like it) clear heat/resolve toxicity
ZeLanalso for gyno, but as a support herb. As Yi Mu Cao, but warm. Bitter, punget, sl. warm, LIV/SP - 1) invigorate blood/dispel stasis; 2) promote urination
ChuanNiuXicool, so clear heat, like a river, bring down - moves more than HuaiNiuXi. Specially good for bl-stasis + heat. Guide herb downward (for fire w/ nosebleeding, toothache, swollen gum, heat from ST w/ blood involved). Bitter, sour, cool, LIV/KID - 1) invigorate bl/dispel stasis (reg menses??); (HUAI NIU XI- 2) tonify LIV/KID, strengthen bones); 3) induce downward movement of blood/fire; 4) clear damp-heat in LJ; )
HuaiNiuXineutral, looks like bone, tonify KID. Specially good to bl-stasis + KID-Xu. Bitter, sour, neutral, LIV/KID - (CHUAN NIU XI - 1) invigorate bl/dispel stasis (reg menses??)); 2) tonify LIV/KID, strengthen bones); 4) clear damp-heat in LJ;
JiXueTenggood for bi sd + bl-stasis involved, very gentle - bitter, sweet, warm, HT/LIV/SP - 1) move blood/tonify blood; 2) invigorate channels/relax sinews
WangBuLiuseed, promotes lactation - bitter, neutral, LIV/ST - 1) move blood/invigorate channels; 2) reduces swellings
ZheChong/TuBieChonginsect, promote healing of tendon/bone, very severe condition - salty, cold, sl. toxic, LIV/HT/SP - 1) breaks-up bl-stasis/drives out bl-stasis; 2) knits together sinews/joins bones
MaQianZibitter, cold, toxic, LIV/SP - 1) unblocks channels/disperses clumps/reduces swelling; 2) unblocks collaterals/stops pain
XueJieosweet, salty, neutral, HT/LIV - 1) dispels bl-stasis/alleviates pain; 2) stops bleeding (topically); 3) protects surface of ulcer/generates flesh
SuMusweet, salty, pungent, neutral, HT/LIV/SP - 1) invigorates blood/reduces swelling/alleviates pain; 2) stops bleeding
EZhubetter to move qi than blood - family of YuJin, but different species - bitter, pungent, warm, LIV/SP - 1) breaks-up bl-stasis/moves Qi/alleviates pain; 2) dissolves accumulation
SanLengthis is neutral, but more aggressive - better to move blood than qi - move food retention- bitter, pungent, neutral, LIV/SP - 1) forcefully breaks-up bl-stasis/moves Qi/alleviates pain; 2) dissolves accumulation
ShuiZhivery similar to 2 other bugs - for very very severe amenorrhea/abd masses - powder is stronger - salty, bitter, neutral, sl. toxic, LIV/BL - 1) breaks-up bl-stasis/drives out bl-stasis/reduces masses
MengChonginsect/horse fly, sucks blood, very similar to 2 other chongs - bitter, cool, toxic, LIV - 1) breaks-up bl-stasis/reduces abdominal masses/unblocks blood vessels; 2) dispels stasis/heals injuries/stops pain
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 - 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 - opens channels and stops pain - 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 - 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). - 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 Rucool herb for nausea/vomit, treats GB-fire/unquietness - sweet, cool, LU/ST/GB - 1) clears heat/transf phlegm-heat; 2) clears heat/stops vomiting
Qian Hu2 hu for epi (chai hu + qian hu), 2 qian for mild cough/phlegm (bai qian + qian hu) - 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 Shisalty, cold, LU - 1) transforms stubborn phlegm/cools LU-heat/disperses clumps
Hai Ge Kebitter, 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 ZaoCannot 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 BuDui 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). - bitter, sl. warm, sl. toxic, LU/LI - 1) stops cough/calms wheezing; 2) moistens intestines/unblocks bowels
(Zi) Su Zibetter for phlegm than its partner, 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 Lingnot 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
Sang Bai Pi treats phlegm-heat, "xia qi" (purge LU-Qi downward to treat edema), 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, 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
Ci Shia metal, has iron, very heavy, strong for very severe conditions (manic disorders), can damage ST - combined w/ other herbs, can improve hearing/sight - should be decocted 30' longer - pungent, salty, cold, KID/LIV - 1) anchors/calms spirit; 2) nourishes KID/augments LIV/improves hearing and vision; 2) aids KID in grasping Qi
Long GuDU-20, very similar to Mu Li (but doesn't enter KID), but better to calm mind. A mineral, use 30g. Calms HT, Calms LIV, Astringes leucorrhea. - sweet, astringent, neutral, HT/LIV/KID - 1) settles anxiety/calms spirit; 2) calms LIV/anchors and preserves floating Yang; 3) prevents leakage of fluids; 4) topically for chronic non-healing sores/ulcers
Hu Pogentler than Long Gu for suppressing, resin - Zhong Zhen An Shen (heavily suppress to calm mind). Taken as powder, not decocted. Gently moves blood, and also treats stone Lin - sweet, neutral, BL/HT/LIV - 1) arrests tremors and palpitations/calms spirit; 2) invigorates blood/dissipates stasis/unblocks menses; 3) promotes urination/unblocks painful urinary dribbling; 4) reduces swelling/promotes healing
Suan Zao RenHT-7 - nourish blood and calm mind , also stop sweating (it's sour) - for deficiency type of insomnia, gently nourishes Weaker to stop sweating than Mu Li - sweet, sour, neutral, GB/HT/LIV/SP - 1) nourishes HT-Yin/augments LIV-blood/quiets spirit; 2) prevents abnormal sweating
Bai Zi Renfor deficiency type of insomnia - together, they're first 2 herbs for insomnia d/t deficiency. But not first for sweating/nourishing yin. Also moisten LI (seed) - sweet, neutral, HT/KID/LI - 1) nourishes HT/calms spirit; 2) moistens intestines/unblocks bowels; 3) for night-sweats d/t yin-xu
Ye Jiao Tengsame plant as He Shou Wu (nourish blood/KID-Yin). Treat Bi-SD. Added to support Suan Zao Ren/Bai Zi Ren in chronic insomnia - sweet, neutral, HT/LIV - 1) nourishes HT and blood/calms spirit; 2) nourishes blood/unblocks channels; 3) alleviates itching
He Huan Pigentle, treats depression of HT-type (Yu Jin/Chai Hu are of LIV type) - sweet, neutral, HT/LIV - 1) calms spirit/relieves constraint; 2) harmonizes blood/stops pain/reconnects sinews/bones; 3) dissipates swellings/reduces abscesses
Yuan Zhitreats HT/KID-communication. For HT-intangible phlegm - upsets stomach. Better for excess type of insomnia, doesn't nourish. It's in b/w nourishing and heavy suppressors (stronger than suan zao ren/bai zi ren to suppress) - bitter, pungent, sl. warm, HT/LU - 1) calms spirit/quiets HT; 2) expels phlegm/clears orifices/stops cough; 3) reduces abscesses/dissipates swellings

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