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Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Temperature:

Properties:

Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the menses. Commonly used for gynecological disorders such as lochioschesis

2. Promotes urination and reduces edema— both edema and urinary difficulty. Can help reduce hypertension also. Especially used for edema and urinary difficulty with hypertension

3. Clears heat and relieves toxicity; addresses sores, carbuncles, and rashes with itching

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Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Channels:

Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Channels: Heart, Liver, Urinary Bladder

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Yi Mu Cao / Herba Leonuri
Chinese Motherwort

Special Characteristics:

Good for gynecological blood stagnation

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Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Temperature:

Properties:

Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the menses. Commonly used for gynecological disorders such as lochioschesis

2. Promotes urination and reduces edema— both edema and urinary difficulty. Can help reduce hypertension also. Especially used for edema and urinary difficulty with hypertension

3. Clears heat and relieves toxicity; addresses sores, carbuncles, and rashes with itching

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Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Channels:

Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Channels: Heart, Liver, Urinary Bladder

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Chong Wei Zi / Semen Leonuri
Leonurus

Special Characteristics:

Good for gynecological blood stagnation

9

Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Temperature:

Properties:

Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid, Aromatic

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Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the menses. Commonly used for gynecological disorders as well as pain and bruising due to external and sports injuries.

2. Promotes urination and reduces edema— both edema and urinary difficulty. Regulates water circulation and reduces swelling

3. Clears heat and relieves toxicity; addresses sores, carbuncles, and rashes with itching

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Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Channels:

Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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Ze Lan / Herba Lycopi
Bugleweed

Special Characteristics:

Typically paired with Yi Mu Cao: same properties as Yi Mu Cao except that it doesn't treat hypertension like Yi Mu Cao does.

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Ji Xue Teng / Caulis Spatholobi
Spatholobus

Temperature:

Properties:

Ji Xue Teng / Caulis Spatholobi
Spatholobus

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Ji Xue Teng / Caulis Spatholobi
Spatholobus

Functions:

1. Promotes the blood movement and tonifies the blood; addresses irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea due to either blood stagnation or blood deficiency

2. Invigorates the channels and relaxes the sinews; treats numbness of the extremities, hemiplegia, paralysis, and wind-damp Bi syndrome with either blood stagnation or blood deficiency

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Ji Xue Teng / Caulis Spatholobi
Spatholobus

Channels:

Ji Xue Teng / Caulis Spatholobi
Spatholobus

Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen

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Tao Ren / Semen Persicae
Peach Seed

Temperature:

Properties:

Tao Ren / Semen Persicae
Peach Seed

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Tao Ren / Semen Persicae
Peach Seed

Functions:

1. Breaks up blood stasis
a. Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, and abdominal masses
b. Traumatic injury
c. Sores and carbuncles
d. Lu abscesses
e. Intestinal abscesses

2. Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels; helps address constipation due to dry intestines

3. Stops coughing; addresses coughing and wheezing

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Tao Ren / Semen Persicae
Peach Seed

Channels:

Tao Ren / Semen Persicae
Peach Seed

Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Lung

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Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Temperature:

Properties:

Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid

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Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; addresses blood stasis patterns with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain due to lochioschesis, and abdominal masses

2. Disperses blood stasis and alleviates pain; treats pain due to stasis pattern such as traumatic injury, chest Bi syndrome, and chronic wind-damp Bi syndrome. Also used for incomplete expression of the rash of measles

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Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Channels:

Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Channels: Heart, Liver

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Hong Hua / Flos Carthami
Safflower

Special Characteristics:

Small dosages can help generate new blood

23

Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Temperature:

Properties:

Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and alleviates pain; addresses blood stasis pattern with amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, postpartum lochioschesis with abdominal pain, and pain in the epigastrium, chest, and abdomen

2. Transforms blood stasis and stops bleeding; treats bleeding caused by blood stasis

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Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Channels:

Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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Wu Ling Zhi / Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Flying Squirrel Feces

Special Characteristics:

Use raw to invigorate the blood; dry fry to stop bleeding. Fry with viengar to enhance its blood invigorating properties. For decoction, place separately in filter.

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Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Temperature:

Properties:

Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Sour

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Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; treats gynecological disorders due to blood stasis and traumatic injury

2. Tonifies the Liver and Kidney and strengthens the sinews and bones; addresses soreness and weakness in the lower back and lower extremities

3. Promotes urination and unblocks Lin; treats not Lin, bloody Lin, and stone Lin syndromes

4. Directs fire or blood downward
a. Headache and dizziness due to ascendant Liver Yang
b. Sores in the mouth and tongue and swollen and painful gums due to Stomach fire rising
c. Vomiting of blood and nosebleed due to upward Qi and fire rebellion

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Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Channels:

Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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Chuan Niu Xi / Radix Cyathulae
Cyathula

Special Characteristics:

Chuan Niu Xi is more effective in invigorating the blood and unblocking the channels than Huai Niu Xi

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Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Temperature:

Properties:

Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Sour

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Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; treats gynecological disorders due to blood stasis and traumatic injury

2. Tonifies the Liver and Kidney and strengthens the sinews and bones; addresses soreness and weakness in the lower back and lower extremities

3. Promotes urination and unblocks Lin; treats not Lin, bloody Lin, and stone Lin syndromes

4. Directs fire or blood downward
a. Headache and dizziness due to ascendant Liver Yang
b. Sores in the mouth and tongue and swollen and painful gums due to Stomach fire rising
c. Vomiting of blood and nosebleed due to upward Qi and fire rebellion

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Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Channels:

Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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Huai Niu Xi / Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Achyranthes

Special Characteristics:

Huai Niu Xi is more effective in tonifying the Liver and Kidney and strengthening the sinews and bones than Chuan Niu Xi

35

Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Temperature:

Properties:

Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Salty

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Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; addresses blood stasis pattern with amenorrhea, abdominal masses, and wind-damp Bo-syndrome

2. Reduces swelling and expels pus; used for treating toxic swellings such as abscesses and boils. Can dissolve as yet unformed pus and promote discharge of pus in suppurative lesions

3. Promotes lactation; addresses insufficient lactation due to Qi and blood stagnation

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Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Channels:

Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Channels: Liver, Stomach

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Chuan Shan Jia / Squama Mantis
Anteater Scales

Special Characteristics:

Strongest herb for unblocking channels

39

Wang Bu Liu Xing / Semen Vaccariae
Vaccaria Seeds

Temperature:

Properties:

Wang Bu Liu Xing / Semen Vaccariae
Vaccaria Seeds

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Wang Bu Liu Xing / Semen Vaccariae
Vaccaria Seeds

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; addresses blood stasis pattern with amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea

2. Promotes lactation and reduces abscess; treats insufficient lactation and breast abscess in early stage that has not yet ulcerated yet

3. Promotes urination and unblocks Lin syndrome; treats hot Lin, bloody Lin, and stone Lin syndrome. Currently often used for prostatitis

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Wang Bu Liu Xing / Semen Vaccariae
Vaccaria Seeds

Channels:

Wang Bu Liu Xing / Semen Vaccariae
Vaccaria Seeds

Channels: Liver, Stomach

42

Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Temperature:

Properties:

Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Functions:

1. Promotes movement of Qi and blood; opens the Middle Jiao and unblocks the channels
a. Distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen
b. Wind-damp Bi syndrome and irregular menstruation
c. Insufficient lactation due to Qi and blood stagnation

2. Promotes urination; addresses edema and urinary difficulty

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Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Channels:

Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Channels: Liver, Stomach

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Lu Lu Tong / Fructus Liquidambaris
Sweetgum Fruit

Special Characteristics:

Regularly paired with Wang Bu Liu Xing; ervery oriface it can open

46

Shui Zhi / Hirudo
Leech

Temperature:

Properties:

Shui Zhi / Hirudo
Leech

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Salty, Bitter, Slightly Toxic

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Shui Zhi / Hirudo
Leech

Functions:

1. Breaks up and drives our blood stasis and reduces immobile masses; addresses amenorrhea and immobile abdominal masses due to blood stasis. Also used for traumatic injury

48

Shui Zhi / Hirudo
Leech

Channels:

Shui Zhi / Hirudo
Leech

Channels: Liver, Urinary Bladder

49

Su Mu / Lignum Sappan
Sappan Wood

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Properties:

Su Mu / Lignum Sappan
Sappan Wood

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Salty, Acrid

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Su Mu / Lignum Sappan
Sappan Wood

Functions:

1. Invigorates the blood, reduces swelling, and alleviates pain; addresses blood stasis patterns such as postpartum abdominal pain, amenorrhea, and traumatic injury

2. Stops bleeding; treats postpartum bleeding with dizziness, vertigo, and shortness of breath

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Su Mu / Lignum Sappan
Sappan Wood

Channels:

Su Mu / Lignum Sappan
Sappan Wood

Channels: Heart. Liver, Spleen

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Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Temperature:

Properties:

Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sour, Bitter

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Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Functions:

1. Clears heat and cools the blood; addresses heat affecting into the Ying and blood levels in warm febrile disease, and hot pattern bleeding

2. Invigorates the blood and disperses blood stasis; treats amenorrhea, painful menses, abdominal masses, and traumatic injury due to blood stasis. Also used for bloody dysentery with abdominal pain

3. Clears Liver fire; treats headache and red eyes due to Liver fire rising

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Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Channels:

Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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Chi Shao (Yao) / Radix Paeoniae Rubrae
Red Peony Root

Special Characteristics:

All Shao are incompatible with Li Lu