Flashcards in herbs that invigorate the blood Deck (33):
salviae miltlorrhizae radix
ji xue teng
yan hu suo
yi mu cao
huai niu xi
achyranthis bidentatae radix
chuan niu xi
wu ling zhi
wang bu liu xing
chuan shan jia
which herbs' doses do we have to be keenly aware of?
yan hu suo
chuan niu xi
what are some dui yao pairs that were discussed in class?
tao ren (DISPELS STASIS, invigorates blood)
hong hua (dispels stasis, INVIGORATES BLOOD)
e zhu (strongly MOVES BLOOD and BREAKS QI)
san leng (strongly BREAKS BLOOD and MOVES QI)
huai niu xi (strengthens sinews and bones)
chuan niu xi (invigorates blood)
pu huang (STOPS BLEEDING, dispels stasis)
wu ling zhi (stops bleeding, DISPELS STASIS)
what modern biomedical indication of dan shen was mentioned in class?
is it a very strong blood invigorating herb?
more moderate, since it's appropriate for elderly and deficient patients
what is ji xue teng’s prominent function?
is it more known as a blood tonic?
invigorating channels and relaxing sinews
not a huge blood tonifier
what is yan hu suo’s claim to fame?
what precautions should we take when prescribing this herb? dose? duration?
one of the strongest "pain due to blood stasis" herbs
don’t use in absence of blood stasis (very moving, so can damage constitution and cause fainting or uterine bleeding)
3-9 grams, for short duration
yu jin can be used for qi stagnation and blood stasis, but what other function makes it popular choice when treating patients with mania?
it clears heat and cools blood, and clears HT and opens orifices, resolve constraint
which herbs can regulate menses?
is it the same as inducing menses?
ji xue teng, yi mu cao
no; unblocking is inducing, and regulating is restoring menstrual flow to normal cycle
can we liberally dose yi mu cao?
what clinical presentation can we use yi mu cao outside of blood stasis pathologies?
up to 30 grams
can use to promote urination (for acute systemic edema)
can use to clear heat and resolve toxicity (toxic sores)
why should we use discretion when using ze lan to promote urination to treat edema?
what are some alternatives that we have discussed?
must ensure the patient is not pregnant, as it may cause menses
yi mu cao
why should we not use tao ren for acute yang ming heat induced constipation?
what is its mechanism in moistening intestine?
yang ming constipation must be purged out in order to release heat
moistening intestine may be very slow
at what dose can hong hua break blood?
dose for invigorating blood?
break blood: 12-15g
invigorate blood: 6-12g
invigorate channels: 3-4.5g
engender blood: 1-2g
what precautions should be exercised when prescribing e zhu and san leng combo?
what is a relatively famous indication for this combo? should this combo be used as first line herbs for food stagnation?
which breaks blood, qi, and how do they complement each other?
precautions: pregnancy or too much bleeding can damage constitution,
cancerous tumors - trauma
not first line for food stagnation
e zhu moves blood and breaks qi
san leng breaks blood and moves qi
ru xiang and mo yao are commonly used externally for what indication?
what role can they play when dealing with wind-damp bi syndrome?
why is it true that they are often used in die da formulas, is it because of its uncanny pain stopping property? if so, what precaution should be taken when prescribing?
trauma, to strongly invigorate channels and stop pain
for uncanny pain stopping property
weak stomach, absence of stasis, pregnancy, don’t use for long term
wu ling zhi and what other herb are dui yao?
what is the formula name of that famous combo? how do they complement each other?
wu ling zhi - dispels stasis
pu huang - stops bleeding
"sudden smile powder" for uterine bleeding
wang bu liu xing is commonly used to treat what in nursing mothers?
can it be used to treat lower jiao blood stasis pathologies?
promotes lactation and reduces swelling