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Hu Tao Ren / Walnut
Semen Juglandin

Temperature:

Properties:

Hu Tao Ren / Walnut
Semen Juglandin

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Hu Tao Ren / Walnut
Semen Juglandin

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and strengthens the back and knees

Tonifies the Kidney, augments and warms the Lung, and calms wheezing

Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

3

Hu Tao Ren / Walnut
Semen Juglandin

Channels:

Hu Tao Ren / Walnut
Semen Juglandin

Channels: Kidney, Lung, Large Intestine

4

Ge Jie / Gecko
Gecko

Temperature:

Properties:

Ge Jie / Gecko
Gecko

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Salty

5

Ge Jie / Gecko
Gecko

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and Lung; grasps the Qi to calm wheezing

Tonifies the Kidney, assists the Yang, and augments both essence and blood

6

Ge Jie / Gecko
Gecko

Channels:

Ge Jie / Gecko
Gecko

Channels: Lung, Kidney

7

Dong Chong Xia Cao / Cordyceps
Cordyceps

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Properties:

Dong Chong Xia Cao / Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Dong Chong Xia Cao / Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney, augments the essence, and fortifies yang

Tonifies the Lung and Kidney, and calms wheezing and coughing

Also used for constitutional deficiency, post severe disease, spontaneous sweating, and aversion to cold. Can be cooked with chicken, duck, or pork as medicinal soup

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Dong Chong Xia Cao / Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Channels:

Dong Chong Xia Cao / Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Channels: Lung, Kidney

10

Zi He Che / Human Placenta
Placenta Hominis

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Properties:

Zi He Che / Human Placenta
Placenta Hominis

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Salty

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Zi He Che / Human Placenta
Placenta Hominis

Functions:

Tonifies Liver and Kidney and augments the essence

Augments the Qi and nourishes the blood

Tonifies the Lung Qi and augments the Kidney essence

Currently used for treating epilepsy, immune disorders, and allergic disorders

12

Zi He Che / Human Placenta
Placenta Hominis

Channels:

Zi He Che / Human Placenta
Placenta Hominis

Channels: Liver, Lung, Kidney

13

Hai Gou Shen / Male Seal Sex Organs
Testes of Penis Otariae

Temperature:

Properties:

Hai Gou Shen / Male Seal Sex Organs
Testes of Penis Otariae

Temperature: Hot

Properties: Salty

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Hai Gou Shen / Male Seal Sex Organs
Testes of Penis Otariae

Functions:

Strengthens the Yang essence; used for impotence, decreased sexual drive, aversion to cold, and cold limbs due to Kidney Yang deficiency

15

Hai Gou Shen / Male Seal Sex Organs
Testes of Penis Otariae

Channels:

Hai Gou Shen / Male Seal Sex Organs
Testes of Penis Otariae

Channels: Kidney, Liver

16

Hai Ma / Sea Horse
Hippocampus

Temperature:

Properties:

Hai Ma / Sea Horse
Hippocampus

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Salty

17

Hai Ma / Sea Horse
Hippocampus

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Invigorates the blood

18

Hai Ma / Sea Horse
Hippocampus

Channels:

Hai Ma / Sea Horse
Hippocampus

Channels: Kidney, Liver

19

Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Temperature:

Properties:

Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sour

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Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Functions:

Contains the leakage of Lung Qi and stops coughing

Tonifies the Kidney, binds up essence, and stops diarrhea

Inhibits sweating and generates fluids

Quiets the spirits and calms the heart

Recently used for allergic disorders and to improve Liver function in cases with hepatitis marked by increase of SGPT and SGOT levels

21

Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Channels:

Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Channels: Heart, Kidney, Lung

22

Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

Special Characteristics:

Can be used for almost any type of insomnia

23

Wu Mei / Mume
Fructus Mume

Wu Mei / Mume
Fructus Mume

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sour

24

Wu Mei / Mume
Fructus Mume

Functions:

Inhibits the leakage of Lung Qi and stops coughing

Binds up the intestines and stops diarrhea

Generates fluids and alleviate thirst

Calms roundworms and alleviates pain

Stops bleeding (when charred herb is used); for blood in the stool, excessive uterine bleeding, and abnormal uterine bleeding

Used topically as a plaster to treat corns and warts

25

Wu Mei / Mume
Fructus Mume

Channels:

Wu Mei / Mume
Fructus Mume

Channels: Large Intestine, Liver, Lung, Spleen

26

Wu Bei Zi / Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
Gala Chinensis

Temperature:

Properties:

Wu Bei Zi / Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
Gala Chinensis

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Salty, Sour

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Wu Bei Zi / Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
Gala Chinensis

Functions:

Contains the leakage of Lung Qi and stops coughing

Binds up the intestines and stops diarrhea

Stabilizes the Kidney and preserves essence

Inhibits sweating and stops bleeding

Absorbs moisture, reduces swellings, and relieves fire toxicity; used topically as a powder or wash for such symptoms as sores, ringworm, toxic swellings, ans damp, ulcerated skin

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Wu Bei Zi / Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
Gala Chinensis

Channels:

Wu Bei Zi / Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
Gala Chinensis

Channels: Kidney, Large Intestine, Lung

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Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Temperature:

Properties:

Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and secures essence (consolidates jing)

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney and improves vision

31

Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Channels:

Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Sha Yuan Ji Li / Astragalus Seed
Semen Astragali Complanati

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paires with Tu Si Zi

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Tu Si Zi / Cuscuta
Semen Cuscutae

Temperature:

Properties:

Tu Si Zi / Cuscuta
Semen Cuscutae

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Acrid, Sweet

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Tu Si Zi / Cuscuta
Semen Cuscutae

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and secures essence (consolidates jing); tonifies Kidney Yin and Yang

Tonifies the Liver and improves vision

Stops diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency and/or Kidney deficiency

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Tu Si Zi / Cuscuta
Semen Cuscutae

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paired with Sha Yuan Ji Li