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Flashcards in Herbs II: Class Six Deck (40):
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Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

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Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Salty

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Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

Functions:

1. Calms the spirit (heart, shen disturbance), and extinguishes liver wind. Treats spasms and convulsions due to internal movement of Liver Wind. Subdues central nervous system

2. Calms the Liver and anchors Liver Yang

3. Clears Liver Heat and improves vision. Headache, red, swollen eyes, dues to Liver fire rising

4. Clears heat and relieves toxicity

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Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

Channels:

Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

Channels: Heart, Liver

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Ling Yang Jiao / Cornu Saigae Tataricae

Special Characteristics:

In decoction, must boil alone for at least 2 hours

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Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

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Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet

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Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Functions:

1. Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms; treats spasms, convulsions, and seizure disorders due to internal movement of Liver wind

2. Clears heat and calms Liver Yang; treats headache and dizziness due to Liver Fire or Liver Yang rising

3. Used for children at nighttime when weeping aloud

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Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Channels:

Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Channels: Liver, Pericardium, Heart

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Gou Teng / Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb for treating hypertension. Common function of all teng (vines) is to unblock the channels

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Tian Ma / Rhizoma Gastrodia

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Tian Ma / Rhizoma Gastrodia

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

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Tian Ma / Rhizoma Gastrodia

Functions:

1. Calms the Liver and anchors Yang; major herb for treating dizziness

2. Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms; chief herb for treatment of spasms and convulsions due to internal movement of liver wind

3. Unblocks channels and collaterals, and alleviates pain; treats headache, wind-damp Bi syndrome and numbness of limbs

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Tian Ma / Rhizoma Gastrodia

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Tian Ma / Rhizoma Gastrodia

Channels: Liver

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Quan Xie / Scorpio

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Quan Xie / Scorpio

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Salty, Acrid, Toxic

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Quan Xie / Scorpio

Functions:

1. Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms; treats spasms and convulsions due to various factors, especially excess patterns

2. Attacks toxin and disperses nodules

3. Unblocks channels and collaterals, and alleviates pain; used for chronic and stubborn Bi syndrome

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Quan Xie / Scorpio

Channels:

Quan Xie / Scorpio

Channels: Liver

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Quan Xie / Scorpio

Special Characteristics:

Toxic only in the tail, not in the head

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Wu Gong / Scolopendra

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Wu Gong / Scolopendra

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Toxic

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Wu Gong / Scolopendra

Functions:

1. Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms (wind tremors and convulsions)

2. Attacks toxins and disperses nodules; treats toxic swelling including sores, carbuncles, scrofula, phlegm, etc.

3. Unblocks channels and collaterals, and alleviates pain

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Wu Gong / Scolopendra

Channels:

Wu Gong / Scolopendra

Channels: Liver

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Wu Gong / Scolopendra

Special Characteristics:

Also used for treating impotence and low libido

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Di Long / Pheretima

Temperature:

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Di Long / Pheretima

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Salty

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Di Long / Pheretima

Functions:

1. Clears heat and extinguishes wind

2. Unblocks channels and collaterals

3. Calms wheezing: cough in children and respiratory disorders due to heat

4. Promotes urination; clears heat from the urinary bladder

5. Currently used for treating hypertension, mumps, erysipelas, and psychosis; anchors Liver Yang and lowers blood pressure

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Di Long / Pheretima

Channels:

Di Long / Pheretima

Channels: Liver, Lung, Spleen, Urinary Bladder

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Di Long / Pheretima

Special Characteristics:

Anti-allergy. Good for parkinsons, epilepsy, Bi syndrome, lesions, and rashes

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Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

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Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet, Bitter

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Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

Functions:

1. Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms; treats convulsions with high fever and unconsciousness in warm febrile disease or childhood acute convulsions

2. Transforms phlegm and opens the orifices; used to treat coma with closed mouth among other wind diseases

3. Clears and relieves toxicity

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Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

Channels:

Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

Channels: Liver, Heart

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Niu Huang / Calculus Bovis

Special Characteristics:

King herb for treating Liver Wind

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Bai Ji Li / Fructus Tribuli

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Bai Ji Li / Fructus Tribuli

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Bai Ji Li / Fructus Tribuli

Functions:

1. Calms the Liver Yang; treats dizziness and vertigo due to the ascent of Liver Yang

2. Spreads the Liver constraint; facilitates the flow of Liver Qi and disperses stagnation

3. Expels wind and stops itching

4. Brightens the eyes

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Bai Ji Li / Fructus Tribuli

Channels:

Bai Ji Li / Fructus Tribuli

Channels: Liver, Lung

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Liver-Calming and Wind-Extinguishing Herbs

Describe:

Substances said to calm Liver Wind and sedate Liver Yang address a complex range of disorders involving the need to regulate or sedate mild-to-severe spontaneous movement or seizures, heat and mood disturbances, and problems in the head, face, and eyes.

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Bai Ji Li

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Bai Ji Li

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Tribuli

English Name: Caltrop Fruit

Literal Name: White Caltrop

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Niu Huang

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Niu Huang

Pharmaceutical Name: Calculus Bovis

English Name: Cattle Gallstone

Literal Name: Cattle Yellow

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Di Long

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Di Long

Pharmaceutical Name: Pheretima

English Name: Earthworm

Literal Name: Earth Dragon

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Wu Gong

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Wu Gong

Pharmaceutical Name: Scolopendra

English Name: Centipede

Literal Name: Centipede

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Quan Xie

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Quan Xie

Pharmaceutical Name: Scorpio

English Name: Scorpion

Literal Name: Whole Scorpion

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Bai Jiang Can

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Bai Jiang Can

Pharmaceutical Name: Bombyx Batryticatus

English Name: Sick Silkworm

Literal Name: White Stiff Silkworm

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Tian Ma

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Tian Ma

Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Gastrodia

English Name: Gastrodia Tuber

Literal Name: Heavenly Hemp

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Gou Teng

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Gou Teng

Pharmaceutical Name: Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

English Name: Gambir

Literal Name: Hook Vine

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Ling Yang Jiao

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Ling Yang Jiao

Pharmaceutical Name: Cornu Saigae Tataricae

English Name: Antelope Horn

Literal Name: Antelope Horn