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Ju Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Tangerine Peel

Temperature:

Properties:

Ju Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Tangerine Peel

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter, Aromatic

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Ju Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Tangerine Peel

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement and strengthens the Spleen; addresses distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, loss of appetite, and indigestion due to Spleen and Stomach Qi stagnation

2. Harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting; treats nausea, vomiting, belching, and hiccup due to disharmony of the Stomach

3. Dries dampness and transforms phlegm

4. Also used for chest Bi syndrome due to phlegm obstruction and Qi stagnation

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Ju Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Tangerine Peel

Channels:

Ju Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Tangerine Peel

Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach

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Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

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Properties:

Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

Function:

1. Breaks up the Qi stagnation and spreads the Liver; addresses Liver Qi constraint such as distention and pain in the hypochondrium or breast, and hernial pain

2. Dissipates (breaks up) clumps and transforms stagnation

3. Recently used for raising blood pressure

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Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

Channels:

Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

Channels: Gallbladder, Liver, Stomach

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Qing Pi / Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Immature Tangerine Peel

Special Characteristics:

Immature tangerine peel is more effective than mature tangerine peel as it is closer to an herb than to a food

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Da Fu Pi / Pericarpium Arecae
Areca Husk

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Properties:

Da Fu Pi / Pericarpium Arecae
Areca Husk

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Acrid

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Da Fu Pi / Pericarpium Arecae
Areca Husk

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement and reduces distention; directs Qi downward and expands the middle jiao to address resses epigastric and abdominal distention and fullness due to Qi stagnation and dampness obstruction

2. Promotes urination and reduces edema (especially superficial edema)

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Da Fu Pi / Pericarpium Arecae
Areca Husk

Channels:

Da Fu Pi / Pericarpium Arecae
Areca Husk

Channels: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Spleen, Stomach

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Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

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Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

Functions:

1. Breaks up stagnant Qi and reduces accumulation; addresses epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion with oppression and distention or gas

2. Directs the Qi downward and unblocks the bowels; treats food stagnation, constipation, and dysentery due to Stomach and Intestines accumulation

3. Transforms phlegm and expels Pi syndrome (distention and fullness); addresses chest Bi due to phlegm obstructing the chest or phlegm-heat accumulating in the chest

4. Currently used for treating gastroptosis, prolapse of anus, metroptosis, and hypotension

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Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

Channels:

Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

Channels: Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach

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Zhi Shi / Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Immature Bitter Orange

Special Characteristics:

Can be too aggressinve in its downward movement to be used during pregnancy

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Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

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Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter

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Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

Functions:

1. Breaks up stagnant Qi and reduces accumulation; addresses epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion with oppression and distention or gas

2. Directs the Qi downward and unblocks the bowels; treats food stagnation, constipation, and dysentery due to Stomach and Intestines accumulation

3. Transforms phlegm and expels Pi syndrome (distention and fullness); addresses chest Bi due to phlegm obstructing the chest or phlegm-heat accumulating in the chest

4. Currently used for treating gastroptosis, prolapse of anus, metroptosis, and hypotension

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Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

Channels:

Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine

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Zhi Ke / Fructus Aurantii
Bitter Orange

Special Characteristics:

Functions the same as Zhi Shi, but milder in its actions

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Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

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Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement and alleviates pain

a. Distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen caused by Spleen and Stomach Qi stagnation

b. Oppression and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen caused by lack of transformation and transportation (from Spleen Qi deficiency)

c. For damp-heat dysentery marked by abdominal pain and tenesmus

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Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

Channels:

Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach

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Mu Xiang / Radix Aucklandiae
Costus Root

Special Characteristics:

Raw herb is used more for promoting Qi movement and alleviating pain; toasted herb is used more for stopping diarrhea

23

Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

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Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Acrid, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Sweet

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Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement and spreads the Liver; addresses Liver Qi stagnation marked by distention and pain in the hypochondrium, generally with stifling sensation in the chest

2. Regulates menstruation and alleviates pain. Commonly used to treat irregular or painful menstruation and PMS due to constrained Liver Qi

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Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

Channels:

Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

Channels: Liver, San Jiao

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Xiang Fu / Rhizoma Cyperi
Nutgrass Rhizome

Special Characteristics:

One of the most commonly used herbs in gynecology

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Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

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Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid

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Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement, disperses cold, and alleviates pain; addresses Spleen cold constraint and Qi stagnation marked by distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, reduced appetite, stifling sensation in the chest, and borborygmus

2. Warms the Kidney and disperses cold

a. For painful menstruation, lower abdominal distention, and pain in hernial disorder due to cold

b. Used for frequent urination and enuresis due to deficient cold in the Lower Jiao

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Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

Channels:

Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Lung, Spleen

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Wu Yao / Radix Linderae
Lindera Root

Special Characteristics:

The herb itself is not black, but it's function is related to the color black

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Chen Xiang / Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Aloeswood

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Properties:

Chen Xiang / Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Aloeswood

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter, Aromatic

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Chen Xiang / Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Aloeswood

Functions:

1. Promotes the Qi movement and alleviates pain; addresses distention and pain I the chest and abdomen due to Qi stagnation

2. Warms the middle jiao and descends rebellion; treats vomiting an dhiccup due to stomach cold

3. Grasps the Qi and calms wheezing; treat wheezing and asthma due to Lung and Kidney deficient cold or due to excess above and deficiency below

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Chen Xiang / Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Aloeswood

Channels:

Chen Xiang / Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Aloeswood

Channels: Kidney, Spleen, Stomach

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Tan Xiang / Lignum Santali Albi
Sandalwood

Temperature:

Properties:

Tan Xiang / Lignum Santali Albi
Sandalwood

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Aromatic

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Tan Xiang / Lignum Santali Albi
Sandalwood

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement, disperses cold, and alleviates pain

a. Treats pain in the chest or epigastrium due to Qi stagnation

b. Used for chest Bi syndrome due to cold coagulation and Qi stagnation

c. Recently used for coronary heart disease with angina

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Tan Xiang / Lignum Santali Albi
Sandalwood

Channels:

Tan Xiang / Lignum Santali Albi
Sandalwood

Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach

37

Chuan Lian Zi / Fructus Toosendan
Sichuan Chinaberry Fruit

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Properties:

Chuan Lian Zi / Fructus Toosendan
Sichuan Chinaberry Fruit

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Bitter, Slightly Toxic

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Chuan Lian Zi / Fructus Toosendan
Sichuan Chinaberry Fruit

Functions:

1. Spreads the Liver, clears heat, promotes Qi movement, and alleviates pain; addresses hypochondriac, epigastric, and abdominal distention along with pain, hernial pain, and dysmenorrheal due to Liver Qi constraint transforming into fire and attacking

2. Kills parasites and stops pain; addresses abdominal pain due to parasites (roundworm) or accumulation

3. Cures tinea infections; used externally for tinea capitis

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Chuan Lian Zi / Fructus Toosendan
Sichuan Chinaberry Fruit

Channels:

Chuan Lian Zi / Fructus Toosendan
Sichuan Chinaberry Fruit

Channels: Liver, Stomach, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder

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Xie Bai / Bulbus Alli Macrostemi
Chinese Chive

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Xie Bai / Bulbus Alli Macrostemi
Chinese Chive

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Xie Bai / Bulbus Alli Macrostemi
Chinese Chive

Functions:

1. Promotes Qi movement, unblocks the Yang and extends the chest; addresses chest Bi syndrome due to phlegm with accumulation or blood stasis and chest Yang obstruction marked by pain and stifling or stabbing pain and distention

2. Promotes the Qi movement and directs stagnation downward; treats dysentery due to dampness obstruction and Qi stagnation in the Large Intestine marked by tenesmus and red-white dysentery due to damp heat

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Xie Bai / Bulbus Alli Macrostemi
Chinese Chive

Channels:

Xie Bai / Bulbus Alli Macrostemi
Chinese Chive

Channels: Large Intestine, Lung, Stomach

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Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

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Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

Functions:

1. Spreads and regulates the Liver Qi; addresses Liver and Stomach Qi stgnation marked by distention and pain in the hypochondrium and epigastrium accompanied by belching and vomiting

2. Harmonizes the Stomach and strengthens the Spleen; addresses epigastric and abdominal distention and pain due to Stomach and Spleen Qi stagnation

3. Transforms phlegm and extends the chest; addresses chronic coughing with copious sputum marked by stifling sensation and pain in the chest due to Lung Qi stagnation

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Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

Channels:

Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

Channels: Liver, Lung, Stomach, Spleen

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Fo Shou / Fructus Citri Sarcodactylis
Finger Citron Fruit

Special Characteristics:

Most citrus treats the middle jiao, but Buddha's Hand treat the upper, middle, and lower jiao(s)