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1

What is the overarching category for Chapter 11 herbs?

Herbs that remove water and eliminated dampness

2

What is the general taste for herbs that remove water and eliminate dampness?

Mostly sweet and bland

3

What are the primary indications for herbs that remove water and eliminate dampness?

  • damp Bi syndrome
  • diarrhea
  • dysuria
  • eczema
  • edema
  • jaundice
  • leukorrhea
  • oliguria 

4

What are the three subcategoriesfor herbs that remove water and eliminate dampness?

  1. Herbs that drain dampness and relieve edema
  2. Herbs that relieve dysuria
  3. Herbs that eliminate dampness, relieve jaundice

5

General characteristics (energy, taste, meridians, symptoms) for herbs that drain dampness and relieve edema?

Energy: even or slightly cold

Taste: Sweet, bland

Meridians: spleen, kidney and bladder 

Diuretic properties used for edema, shortness of urination, diarrhea and water retention in chest and abdomen.

6

For edema with exterior pathogen combine with herbs that ...

vent the lung and promote sweating

7

For long term edema with spleen and kidney yang deficiency, combine with herbs that ...

warm the spleen and kidney Yang

8

In cases of damp heat syndrome, combine with herbs that ...

clear heat and dry dampness

9

In damp cold syndrome, combine with herbs that ...

warm interior and dry dampness

10

This group of herbs are also often used together with herbs that ...

move Qi to strengthen the effect

11

Precautions and contraindications for herbs that remove water and eliminate dampness?

  1. Herbs in this catgeory can easily damage Yin and fluid, they are contraindicated to Yin and fluid deficiency.
  2. Use with caution for patients with spermatorrhea due to kidney deficiency.

12

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Fu Ling?

Sclerotium Poriae Cocos

Poria coco

Poria

13

Energy, Taste and Meridians for Fu Ling?

Energy: Even

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Meridians: Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach, Kidney

14

Functions and Indications for Fu Ling?

1. Promotes urination and relieve edema, use for water retention - scanty urination, edema

2. Strengthens spleen, stop diarrhea - diarrhea due to spleen deficiency dampness

3. Nourishes heart and calms spirit - palpitations, poor memory, insomnia due to Heart Yin or Blood Xu

Even though Fu Ling is in category of drain dampness, remember it also has a function to tonify (deficiency of SP and HT).

15

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common Names for Zhu Ling?

Sclerotium Polypori Umbellati

Polyporus umbellatus

Polyporus

16

Energy, Taste and Meridians for Zhu Ling?

Energy: Even

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Meridians: Kidney, Bladder

17

Functions and Indications for Zhu Ling?

  1. Eliminate water, remove Dampness, promote urination - for difficult urination, scanty urination, turbid urination, leukorrhea due to dampness

Modern day: edema due to nephritis, rheumatic heart disease, ascites, acute urinary retention

18

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Ze Xie?

Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Water plantain rhizome

19

Energy, Taste, Meridians for Ze Xie?

Energy: Cold

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Meridians: Kidney, Bladder

20

Functions and Indications for Ze Xie?

1.Eliminate water, remove dampness - diarrhea or edema d/t dampness, ascites

2.Promote urination, stop dysuria - difficult or scanty urination, damp heat in BL

3.Resolve phlegm water retention, stop dizziness - anti-atherosclerosis, rheumatic heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, acute hepatitis with jaundice

4.Drain kidney fire - treat spermatorrhea due to kid yin deficiency, diabetes

21

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Yi Yi Ren?

Semen Coicis Lachryma-jobi

Coix lachryma jobi

Job's tears, Coix seed

22

Energy, Taste, Meridians for Yi Yi Ren?

Energy: Cool

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Meridians: Spleen, Kidney, Lung

23

Functions and Indications of Yi Yi Ren?

1. Promotes urination and relieves edema - all types of edema and scanty urination

2. Tonifies spleen, stops diarrhea - diarrhea d/t Spleen Xu

3. Clears heat and toxin, expels pus - abscess of lung, appendicitis

4.Eliminate wind-dampness, remove obstruction - muscle spasms, limited joint movement, Wind Damp Bi pain, rheumatic arthritis

5.For treatment of plantar warts.

 

24

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Che Qian Zi?

Semen Plantaginis

Plantago asiatica

Plantago seeds

25

Energy, Taste, Merdians for Che Qian Zi?

Energy: Cold

Taste: Sweet

Meridians: Liver, Kidney, Small intestine, Lung

26

Che Qian Zi Functions and Indications?

1. Promotes urination and stops dysuria - edema, scanthy urination, dyruria d/t damp heat

2. Drain dampness, stops diarrhea - diarrhea caused by damp heat (not SP Xu)

3. Clears liver. Bright vision - red, painful swollen eyes, blurry vision d/t Liver Heat or LV/KI Xu

4. Clears lung, stops cough - chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, cough from lung heat

27

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Dong Gua Pi (Ren)

Epicarpium Benincasae Hispidae

Benicasa hispida

Winter melon or wax gourd peel (seeds)

28

Energy, Taste, Merdians for Dong Gua Pi (Ren)?

Energy: Cool

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Meridians: Stomach, Spleen, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

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Functions and Indications for Dong Gua Pi (Ren)?

1. Clears heat, eliminate dampness relieve edema - edema, scanty urination d/t water retention, turbid leukorrhea

2.Clears heat, expels phlegm, promotes discharge of pus - abscess of lung or intestines (painful diarrhea with blood and mucus in stool), appendicities d/t heat stasis, 

3.Clear lung, resolve phlegm - cough with thick yellow sputum due to Lung heat, bronchitis

30

Pharmaceutical, Botanical and Common names for Yu Mi Xu?

Stylus Zeae Mays

Zea mays

Corn silk