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Flashcards in Herbs III: Class Two Deck (42):
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Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

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Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter

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Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin

2. Drains heart fire; addresses irritability, restlessness, insomnia, sores and ulcers in the mouth, and dark scanty urine due to Heart fire rising

3. Promotes lactation an unblocks the blood vessels (opens the channels)

4. Used for damp-heat Bi syndrome and amenorrhea due to blood stasis

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Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

Channels:

Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine

4

Mu Tong / Caulis Akebia

Special Characteristics:

NOT the same herb as Guan Mu Tong! Guan Mu Tong is part of another plant family and contains toxic acids that build up in the kidneys

5

Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

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Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Bitter

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Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin (Lin syndrome due to damp-heat); well-suited for hot Lin and bloody Lin

2. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; helps to treat amenorrhea and irregular menstruation

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Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

Channels:

Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine

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Qu Mai / Herba Dianthi

Special Characteristics:

Typically used with Bian Xu

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Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

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Properties:

Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter

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Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin; addressed Lin syndrome due to damp heat draining downward. Promotes diuresis.

2. Kills parasites and stops itching. Used internally for roundworm and hookworm; often used externally for damp rashes such as eczema and vaginal itching.

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Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Channels:

Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Channels: Urinary Bladder

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Bian Xu / Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Special Characteristics:

Typically used with Qu Mai

13

Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

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Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet, Bitter

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Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

Functions:

1. Eliminates dampness and stops itching; treats skin disorders such as eczema, moist ulcers where itching is a problem, and itching in the pubic area due to damp heat

2. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin

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Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

Channels:

Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

Channels: Urinary Bladder

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Di Fu Zi / Fructus Kochiae

Special Characteristics:

Primary function is treatment of the skin

17

Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

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Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin; addresses hot Lin, stone Lin, and bloody Lin

2. Clears heat and transforms phlegm; addresses coughing and wheezing with copious sputum due to lung heat

3. Clears heat and stops bleeding; used of bleeding due to reckless movement of hot blood

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Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

Channels:

Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Lung

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Shi Wei / Folium Pyrrosiae

Special Characteristics:

Three types of Lin Syndrome:

Heat Lin syndrome
Bloody Lin syndrome
Stone Lin syndrome

21

Bi Xie / Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae

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Bi Xie / Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Bi Xie / Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae

Functions:

1. Drains dampness and expels turbidity; addresses paste Lin syndrome or turbid urine and leukorrhea due to damp heat or deficiency (can separate pure from turbidity)

2. Dispels wind dampness/Wind Bi syndrome

3. Clears damp heat from the skin; addresses damp heat lesions such as eczema and pustular sores

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Bi Xie / Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae

Channels:

Bi Xie / Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Liver, Stomach

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Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

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Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

Functions:

1. Clears heat, drains dampness; addresses jaundice due to either damp-heat or damp-cold

2. Benefits the Gallbladder to reduce jaundice: often damp-warm febrile disease and Liver or Gallbladder damp-heat, marked by bitter taste in the mouth

3. Recently used for reducing high cholesterol

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Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

Channels:

Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

Channels: Liver, Spleen, Gallbladder, Stomach

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Yin Chen Hao / Herba Artemisiae Scopariae

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb for treating jaundice

28

Dong Kui Zi / Semen Malvae

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Dong Kui Zi / Semen Malvae

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet

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Dong Kui Zi / Semen Malvae

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin; regulates water circulation

2. Promotes lactation

3. Moistens the intestines. Helps address constipation for to insufficient fluids in the intestines

30

Dong Kui Zi / Semen Malvae

Channels:

Dong Kui Zi / Semen Malvae

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

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Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

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Properties:

Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin

2. Clears heat and eliminates irritability (irritability, restlessness, and insomnia); clears Heart and Lung heat and sedates fire

33

Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

Channels:

Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

Channels: Heart, Lung, Small Intestine

34

Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci

Special Characteristics:

Guides Heart fire downwards and expels through urine; also used for night crying of babies

35

Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

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Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, unblocks Lin, and expels stone (Hot Lin and Stone Lin syndromes)

2. Clears heat, eliminates dampness and reduces jaundice (damp heat jaundice and gallstone)

3. Clears heat and relieves toxicity (infection). Addresses sores, carbuncles, and burns

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Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

Channels:

Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

Channels: Urinary Bladder, Gallbladder, Kidney, Liver

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Jin Qian Cao / Herba Lysimachiae

Special Characteristics:

Main herb for treating gallstones and urinary stones

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Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

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Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet, Bland

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Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Functions:

1. Clears heat, promotes urination, and unblocks Lin (various Lin syndromes)

2. Expels stone (doesn’t treat Gallstone) and addresses urinary difficulty and edema (especially due to damp-heat

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Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Channels:

Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Channels: Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder

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Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Special Characteristics:

Hai Jin Sha / Lygodii Spora

Special Characteristics: should be placed in a filter before decocting