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Flashcards in Herbs III: Class Four Deck (23):
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Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Temperature:

Properties:

Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Functions:

1. Dispels wind damp, unblocks channels, and benefits joints; treats acute or chronic Bi syndrome and can be used for either hot or cold patterns, marked by pain, numbness, or limited movement of joints.

2. Promotes diuresis and reduces swelling

3

Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Channels:

Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Channels: Liver

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Sang Zhi / Ramulius Mori

Special Characteristics:

More focused on fingers and upper extremities

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Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Temperature:

Properties:

Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Functions:

1. Dispels wind-damp, tonifies the Liver and Kidney, and strengthens bones and sinews. Addresses chronic wind-damp Bi syndrome marked by weakness and soreness in the lower back and lower extremities

2. Nourishes the blood and calms the fetus; addresses restless fetus with uterine bleeding and recurrent miscarriage due to Kidney deficiency

3. Recently used for reducing hypertension (hypertension due to Liver and Kidney deficiency)

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Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Channels:

Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Channels: Kidney

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Sang Ji Sheng / Herba Taxilli

Special Characteristics:

Particularly good for lower extremities; good for treating excess above and deficiency below

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Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

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Properties:

Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

Functions:

1. Dispels wind-damp and strengthens bones and sinews; addresses chronic wind-cold-damp Bi syndrome, weakness, and soreness in the lower back and knees, or atrophy in the lower extremities due to Liver and Kidney deficiency

2. Drains dampness and reduces swelling; treats edema with urinary difficulty

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Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

Channels:

Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Wu Jia Pi / Cortex Acanthopanacis

Special Characteristics:

Nan Wu Jia Pi is more effective in dispelling wind-damp, and strengthening the bones and sinews.

Bei Wu Jia Pi is toxic and in overdose has the side effects of nausea and vomiting; Bei Wu Jia Pi is more effective in draining dampness and reducing swelling.

Ci Wu Jia can expel wind-damp, strengthen the bones and sinews, and even more augments the Qi, strengthen Spleen, tonify the Kidney, and calm the spirit.

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Hu Gu / Os Tigris

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Hu Gu / Os Tigris

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Sweet

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Hu Gu / Os Tigris

Functions:

1. Dispels wind and unblocks channels. Addresses wind-damp Bi syndrome, especially due to more wind marked by moving pain, stiff and spasmodic extremities, and limited movement of joints

2. Strengthens the bones and sinews. Treats weakness in the lower back and knees, paralysis, and atrophy in the lower extremities due to Liver and Kidney deficiency

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Hu Gu / Os Tigris

Channels:

Hu Gu / Os Tigris

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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Hu Gu / Os Tigris

Special Characteristics:

Strongest herb for strengthening the lower back and lower extremitiies; good for tonifying the the Liver and Kidney

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Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

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Properties:

Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sour

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Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

Functions:

1. Dispels dampness and relaxes the sinews; addresses damp-Bi syndrome marked by soreness, heaviness, stiffness, spasms in the extremities, and limited movement

2. Expels dampness and harmonizes the Stomach; addresses Huo Luan syndrome marked by frequent vomiting and diarrhea with calf spasms due to summer-damp. Also used for treating other kinds of sinew and calf spasms

3. Reduces food stagnation and indigestion

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Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

Channels:

Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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Mu Gua / Fructus Chaenomelius

Special Characteristics:

Used more for the treating the lower extremities; sometimes used for cramps due to irritable bowel syndrome. Dispels dampness, but doesn't address wind (as the herb is NOT acrid)

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Cang Er Zi / Fructus Xanthii

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Cang Er Zi / Fructus Xanthii

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid, Toxic

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Cang Er Zi / Fructus Xanthii

Functions:

1. Disperses wind-cold and opens the nasal orifices; used for treatment of sinusitis and rhinitis

2. Expels wind-damp to alleviate pain; addresses wind-cold headache and wind-damp Bi syndrome

3. Expels wind to stop itch. Treats skin itch due to wind rash (hives) and scabies. Can be used both internally and externally

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Cang Er Zi / Fructus Xanthii

Channels:

Cang Er Zi / Fructus Xanthii

Channels: Lung