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Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Temperature:

Properties:

Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

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Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Functions:

Tonifies and augments the Heart and Spleen

Moistens the Lung and stops coughing

Moderates spasms or anxiety

Moderates the intense characteristics/harmonizes the opposite characteristics of other herbs

Drains fire and relieves toxicity

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Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Channels:

Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Channels: Reportedly goes to all 12 channels, but primarily Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach

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Gan Cao / Radix Glycyrrhizae
Licorice Root

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb used for food poison and herbal poison

King herb for treating heart skips, arrhythmia, and palpitations

Temperature is warm when dry fried

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Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Temperature:

Properties:

Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

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Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Functions:

Tonifies and augments the Spleen and Stomach

Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs

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Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Channels:

Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Channels: Spleen, Stomach

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Da Zao / Fructus Jujubae
Jujube

Special Characteristics:

Different from Gan Cao in that is tonifies blood as well as Qi- Gan Cao only tonifies Qi

Special for blood deficiency caused by Qi deficiency

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Yi Tang / Saccharum Granorum
Maltose

Temperature:

Properties:

Yi Tang / Saccharum Granorum
Maltose

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Yi Tang / Saccharum Granorum
Maltose

Functions:

Tonifies the Middle Jiao and moderates spasms

Moistens the Lung and stops coughing

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Yi Tang / Saccharum Granorum
Maltose

Channels:

Yi Tang / Saccharum Granorum
Maltose

Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach

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Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Temperature:

Properties:

Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Acrid, Bitter

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Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Functions:

Tonifies the blood; particularly suited for Heart and Liver blood deficiency

Tonifies and invigorates the blood to regulate the menses

Alleviates pain due to Qi and blood stagnation

Invigorates the blood to reduce swelling

Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

Used for chronic coughing and wheezing

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Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Channels:

Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen

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Dang Gui / Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Angelica Root

Special Characteristics:

Chief blood tonic

Chief herb used for gynecological disorders

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Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Temperature:

Properties:

Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Functions:

Tonifies the blood

Nourishes the Yin and generates the Kidney essence

For Kidney and Liver Yin deficiency

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Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Channels:

Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Channels: Heart, Kidney, Liver

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Shu Di Huang / Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Chinese Foxglove Root Cooked in Wine

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb for blood deficiency

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He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Temperature:

Properties:

He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Bitter, Sweet, Astringent

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He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Functions:

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, nourishes the blood, and augments the essence

Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

Relieves fire toxicity

Expels wind from the skin by nourishing the blood

Checks malarial disorder

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He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Channels:

He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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He Shou Wu / Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Fleece Flower Root

Special Characteristics:

He Shou Wu does not dispel the malaria pathogen, it only addresses the deficiency

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E Jiao / Asini Corii Colla
Donkey-hide Gelatin

Temperature:

Properties:

E Jiao / Asini Corii Colla
Donkey-hide Gelatin

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

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E Jiao / Asini Corii Colla
Donkey-hide Gelatin

Functions:

Tonifies the blood

Stops bleeding

Nourishes the Yin and moistens dryness (moistens the Lung)

Calms the fetus

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E Jiao / Asini Corii Colla
Donkey-hide Gelatin

Channels:

E Jiao / Asini Corii Colla
Donkey-hide Gelatin

Channels: Kidney, Liver, Lung

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Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Temperature:

Properties:

Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Sour, Sweet

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Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Functions:

Nourishes the blood and preserves the Yin

Softens the Liver, moderates spasms, and alleviates pain

Nourishes the Yin and calms the Liver

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Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Channels:

Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Channels: Liver, Spleen

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Bai Shao / Radix Paeoniae Alba
White Peony Root

Special Characteristics:

White peony is garden variety, cultivated, and used to tonify the blood; red peony is wild and used to move the blood

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Long Yan Rou / Arillus Longan
Flesh of the Longan Fruit

Temperature:

Properties:

Long Yan Rou / Arillus Longan
Flesh of the Longan Fruit

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Long Yan Rou / Arillus Longan
Flesh of the Longan Fruit

Functions:

Tonifies and augments the Heart and Spleen, nourishes the blood and calms the spirit

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Long Yan Rou / Arillus Longan
Flesh of the Longan Fruit

Channels:

Long Yan Rou / Arillus Longan
Flesh of the Longan Fruit

Channels: Heart, Spleen