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Flashcards in Herbs IV: Class Four (Yin Tonics) Deck (23):
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Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Temperature:

Properties:

Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Functions:

Nourishes and tonifies the Liver and Kidney Yin; for Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency

Augments the Liver and Kidney and clears heat from deficiency; for internally generated heat due to Yin deficiency

Augments the Liver and the Kidney and improves vision

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Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Channels:

Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Channels: Kidney, Liver

4

Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Special Characteristics:

It is a mild herb without greasy property

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Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Temperature:

Properties:

Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet, Sour

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Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Functions:

Nourishes and tonifies the Liver and Kidney Yin; its sweet and cold properties can nourish the Yin, and sour property is able to enter the Liver channel

Cools the blood and stops bleeding; for Yin deficiency with blood heat

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Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Channels:

Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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Sang Shen / Mulberry Fruit
Fructus Mori

Temperature:

Properties:

Sang Shen / Mulberry Fruit
Fructus Mori

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet

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Sang Shen / Mulberry Fruit
Fructus Mori

Functions:

Tonifies the blood and nourishes the Yin; for dizziness, tinnitus, and insomnia due to Yin and blood deficiency

Generates body fluids

Lubricates the intestines

10

Sang Shen / Mulberry Fruit
Fructus Mori

Channels:

Sang Shen / Mulberry Fruit
Fructus Mori

Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidney

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Hei Zhi Ma / Black Sesame Seeds
Semen Sesami Nigrum

Temperature:

Properties:

Hei Zhi Ma / Black Sesame Seeds
Semen Sesami Nigrum

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

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Hei Zhi Ma / Black Sesame Seeds
Semen Sesami Nigrum

Functions:

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney and nourishes the blood; for Liver and Kidney essence deficiency and blood deficiency

Moistens and lubricates the intestines; for constipation due to fluids and blood deficiency

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Hei Zhi Ma / Black Sesame Seeds
Semen Sesami Nigrum

Channels:

Hei Zhi Ma / Black Sesame Seeds
Semen Sesami Nigrum

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Temperature:

Properties:

Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Salty, Sweet

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Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Functions:

Nourishes the Yin and anchors the Yang; for Yin deficiency with internal heat, Yin deficiency with ascendant Yang, and Yin deficiency causing internal movement of Liver wind patterns

Augments the Liver and strengthens the bone

Stabilizes the menses and stops bleeding

Nourishes the blood and tonifies the Heart

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Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Channels:

Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Channels: Heart, Kidney, Liver

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Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Temperature:

Properties:

Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Temperature: Slightly Cold

Properties: Salty

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Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Functions:

Nourishes the Yin and anchors the Yang; for Yin deficiency with internal heat, Yin deficiency with ascendant Yang, and Yin deficiency causing internal movement of Liver wind patterns

Invigorates the blood, softens hardness, and disperses nodules

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Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Channels:

Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Channels: Liver

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Bie Jia / Tortoise Shell
Carpax Trionycis

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb for Yin deficiency causing fever

Good to pair with Gui Ban. Bie Jia invigorates blood while Gui Ban stops bleeding

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Nu Zhen Zi / Privet Fruit
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi

Special Characteristics:

Not greasy, not heavy, and not rich; can be used with dampness and can be used long-term

Typically paired with Han Lian Cao

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Han Lian Cao / Eclipta
Herba Ecliptae

Special Characteristics:

Not greasy, not heavy, and not rich; can be used with dampness and can be used long-term.

Typically paired with Nu Zhen Zi

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Gui Ban / Testudinis Shell
Plastrum Testudinis

Special Characteristics:

Good to pair with Bie Jia. Gui Ban stops bleeding while Bie Jia invigorates blood.