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Fu Ling / Poria

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Properties:

Fu Ling / Poria

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Fu Ling / Poria

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and leaches out dampness (accumulation of water and dampness)

2. Drains dampness and strengthens the Spleen

3. Quiets the Heart and calms the Shen

3

Fu Ling / Poria

Channels:

Fu Ling / Poria

Channels: Heart, Spleen, Kidney, Lung

4

Fu Ling / Poria

Special Characteristics:

• Fu Ling is traditionally separated for five parts
o Pu Ling Pi
o Chi Fu Ling
o Bai Fu Ling
o Fu Shen
o Fu Shen Mu

5

Zhu Ling / Polyporus

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Properties:

Zhu Ling / Polyporus

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Zhu Ling / Polyporus

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and leaches out dampness (accumulation of water and dampness)

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Zhu Ling / Polyporus

Channels:

Zhu Ling / Polyporus

Channels: Spleen, Kidney, Urinary Bladder

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Zhu Ling / Polyporus

Special Characteristics:

1. Zhu Ling decoction can promote urination; its polysaccharide can relieve Liver injury

2. Currently used for treating malignant tumors and relieving come of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

3. Does not calm the spirit or strengthen the Spleen— will not calm the Shen or help with insomnia

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Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

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Properties:

Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and leaches out dampness; drains heat from the Kidney and Urinary Bladder

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Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

Channels:

Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

Channels: Kidney, Urinary Bladder

12

Ze Xie / Rhizoma Alismatis

Special Characteristics:

1. Ze Xie is able to drain heat from the Kidney and Urinary Bladder and is especially used for treating Lower Jiao damp-heat. Also effective her for treating dizziness due to phlegm congested fluid.

2. Recently used for hyperlipemia and atherosclerosis; modern research suggests this herb is able to reduce blood cholesterol

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Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

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Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and leaches out dampness; used for damp warm febrile disease marked by more dampness

2. Strengthens the Spleen, reduced appetite, diarrhea, and vaginal discharge due to Spleen deficiency

3. Drains dampness and expels Bi syndrome

4. Clears heat and expels pus

5. Clears damp-heat/Lin syndrome due to damp heat

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Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

Channels:

Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung, Kidney

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Yi Yi Ren / Coicis Semen

Special Characteristics:

1. Yi Yi Ren can drain dampness, strengthen the Spleen, relax the sinews, and expel pus, but its more effective in draining damp and strengthening the Spleen

2. Appropriate for chronic diseases and senior patients

3. Recent testing shows some effectiveness as an anti-cancer medication; can slightly reduce the level of blood sugar and blood calcium

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Dong Gua Ren / Semen Benincasae

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Dong Gua Ren / Semen Benincasae

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet

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Dong Gua Ren / Semen Benincasae

Functions:

1. Clears heat, expels phlegm, and promotes the discharge of pus

2. Clears heat and drains dampness, damp heat with vaginal discharge

3. Promotes diuresis

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Dong Gua Ren / Semen Benincasae

Channels:

Dong Gua Ren / Semen Benincasae

Channels: Lung, Stomach, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

20

Sheng Jiang Pi / Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens

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Sheng Jiang Pi / Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Acrid

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Sheng Jiang Pi / Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and reduces edema (skin edema; general edema)

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Sheng Jiang Pi / Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens

Channels:

Sheng Jiang Pi / Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens

Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach

23

Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

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Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet

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Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin

2. Promotes urination to firm the stool (stop diarrhea)

3. Clears heat and brightens the eyes

4. Clears heat and transforms the phlegm

5. Currently used for hypertension

25

Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

Channels:

Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Liver, Lung

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Che Qian Zi / Semen Plantaginis

Special Characteristics:

Place in filter during decoction

27

Hua Shi / Talcum

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Hua Shi / Talcum

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Hua Shi / Talcum

Functions:

1. Promotes urination and unblocks Lin; addresses heat-Lin syndrome, stone-Lin syndrome, urinary difficulty, and water rejection due to damp-heat

2. Clears and releases summer-heat, summer-damp, and damp-warm febrile disorders

3. Clears heat, absorbs dampness to astringe sores and damp skin lesions (weeping, oozing, skin conditions)

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Hua Shi / Talcum

Channels:

Hua Shi / Talcum

Channels: Stomach, Urinary Bladder

30

Chi Xiao Dou / Semen Phaseoli

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Chi Xiao Dou / Semen Phaseoli

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Sour

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Chi Xiao Dou / Semen Phaseoli

Functions:

1. Clears heat and promotes urination; addresses abdominal distention, fullness due to edema, urinary difficulty, and leg Qi edema

2. Drains dampness and reduces jaundice. Used in mild cases of jaundice due to damp-heat

3. Disperses blood stasis, reduces swelling and relieves toxicity. Treats boils, sores, and carbuncles due to fire toxicity (infection).

32

Chi Xiao Dou / Semen Phaseoli

Channels:

Chi Xiao Dou / Semen Phaseoli

Channels: Heart, Small Intestine

33

Yu Mi Xu / Stigma Maydis

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Yu Mi Xu / Stigma Maydis

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Yu Mi Xu / Stigma Maydis

Functions:

1. Promotes urination to reduce edema; addresses edema, urinary difficulty, heat-Lin and stone-Lin syndromes

2. Benefits the Gallbladder and removes jaundice due to damp-heat

3. Currently used for diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, gallstone, sinus, and asthma

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Yu Mi Xu / Stigma Maydis

Channels:

Yu Mi Xu / Stigma Maydis

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Gallbladder, Liver

36

Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Temperature:

Properties:

Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet

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Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Functions:

1. Produces urination and reduces edema and ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen). It has a prominent and persistent effect in promoting urination

2. Clears heat and relieves toxicity; addresses heat toxic pattern such as carbuncles, swelling, snakebites, and wasp stings both internally and externally.

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Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Channels:

Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Channels: Heart, Lung, Small Intestine

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Ban Bian Lian / Herba Lobeliae Chinensis

Special Characteristics:

When the herb is a grass, a heavy dosage must be used