Mat Med - Tranquilizing

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LongGu (Fossilia Ossis Mastodi - dragon bone)sweet, astringent, neutral/HT + LIV + KID - a) Settles anxiety and calms the spirit: for emotional distress, restlessness, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, or even seizures or withdrawal-mania due to an agitated Heart and spirit; b) Calms the Liver and anchors and preserves the floating yang: for irritability, restlessness, dizziness,vertigo, blurred vision, and bad temper due to Liver yin deficiency with deficient yang transgressing upward; c) Prevents leakage of fluids: for loss of fluids due to deficiency including spermatorrhea, night-sweats, spontaneous sweating, nocturnal emissions, vaginal discharge, and uterine bleeding; d) Used topically (calcined and powdered) for chronic, non-healing sores and ulcers.
HuPo (Succinum - Amber)sweet, neutral / BL + HT + LIV - a) Arrests tremors and palpitations and calms the spirit: for palpitations with anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, forgetfulness, anxiety, and seizures due to disturbance of the spirit. Also used for childhood convulsions and seizures; b) Invigorates the blood, dissipates stasis, and unblocks the menses: for amenorrhea or pain associated with palpable fixed masses due to blood stasis. Can be used alone for this purpose. Also recently used in treating coronary artery disease; c) Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dribbling: for urinary retention or painful urinary dribbling, especially with bloody urine; d) Reduces swelling and promotes healing: topically applied for sores, carbuncles, and ulcerations of the skin. Also for swelling and pain in the area of the scrotum or vulva.
SuanZaoRen (Ziziphi Spinosae Semen - sour jujube seeds)sweet, sour, neutral - GB + HT + LIV + SP - a) Nourishes the Heart yin, augments the Liver blood, and quiets the spirit: for irritability, insomnia, and palpitations with anxiety due to either blood deficiency (inability to nourish the Heart) or yin deficiency (with upward-flaring fire); b) Prevents abnormal sweating: for both spontaneous sweating and nightsweats.
Bo/BaiZiRen (Platycladi Semen - arborvitae seed)sweet, neutral / HT + KID + LI - a) Nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit: for irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, and palpitations with anxiety due to Heart yin deficiency and insufficient blood. Also used for night terrors in children, as a stand-alone herb in powder form; b) Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels: for constipation in the elderly, debilitated, and postpartum women due to blood or yin deficiency; c) Also used for night-sweats due to yin deficiency.
YuanZhi (Chinese senega - thinleaf milkwort - "Profound will")bitter, pungent, sl. warm / HT + LU - a) Calms the spirit and quiets the Heart: for insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, restlessness, and disorientation. Most effective in cases related to excessive brooding or constrained, pent-up emotions as well as those related to lack of communication between the Heart and Kidneys; b) Expels phlegm, clears the orifices, and stops coughs: used when phlegm envelops the orifice of the Heart with such manifestations as emotional and mental disorientation, spasms, or seizures. Also used for phlegm affecting the Lungs with copious sputum, especially when it is difficult to expectorate. Recently, it has also been used for angina pectoris; c) Reduces abscesses and dissipates swellings: for boils, abscesses, sores, and swollen, painful breasts. Used in powdered form and applied topically, or taken with wine.
YeJiaoTeng (Polygoni Multiflori Caulis (fleeceflower caulis - "nocturnal commingling vine")sweet, neutral / HT + LIV - a) Nourishes the Heart and blood and calms the spirit: for patterns of yin or blood deficiency with insomnia and irritability. Especially useful for dream-disturbed sleep; b) Nourishes the blood and unblocks the channels: for generalized weakness, soreness, pain, and numbness due to blood deficiency. Used as an auxiliary herb for painful obstruction; c) Alleviates itching: used as an external wash for itching and skin rashes.
HeHuanPi (Albizae Cortex - silktree bark - "conjoined happiness bark")sweet, neutral / HT + LIV - a) Calms the spirit and relieves constraint: for bad temper, depression, insomnia, irritability, and poor memory due to constrained emotions; b) Harmonizes the blood, stops pain, and reconnects the sinews and bones: for pain and swelling duet o trauma, including fractures. This function is very mild; c) Dissipates swellings and reduces abscesses: for the pain and swelling of abscesses, both external and internal.

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