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Flashcards in herbs that nourish HT and calm spirit Deck (19):
1

bai zi ren
(latin)

platicladi semen

2

bai zi ren
(fx)

1. moisten intestines, unblock bowels
2. used for nightsweats due to yin deficiency

3. forgetfulness/palpitations due to HT BLD xu

3

yuan zhi
(latin)

polygalae radix

4

yuan zhi
(fx)

1. reduce abscesses, dissipate swellings
2. expel phlegm, open orifices, stop coughs

5

he huan pi
(latin)

albiziae cortex

6

he huan pi
(fx)

1. reduce abscesses, dissipate swellings
2. harmonize BLD, stop pain, reconnect sinews and bone

7

ye jiao teng
(latin)

polygoni multiflori caulis

8

ye jiao teng
(fx)

1. nourish BLD, unblock channels
2. alleviate itching

9

BAI ZI REN is often associated with SUAN ZAO REN. what is the difference between them?

* the two are DUI YAO

BZR: HT HT HT!
blood yin and HT qi

SZR: LV LV LV!
nourish LV yin and blood, restore the blood and provide to HT; also OILY

10

what is the famous secondary function of BAI ZI REN?

(night sweats due to yin deficiency)
calm the HT, nourish the BLD

* use for HT BLD xu

11

what is BAI ZI REN SHUANG? why is it used in patients with loose stool?

BZRS: defatted BZRS
used in patients with loose stool since oil is eliminated; therefore, loose stool effect is lessened

12

what is the mechanism with YUAN ZHI to calm the spirit?

what two organ system disharmony is best illustrated by YUAN ZHI?

regulate the disharmony between HT + KD

two organ system disharmony: HT + KD
insomnia due to constrained emotions.

13

how can YUAN ZHI's gastrically irritating property be minimized/prevented?

MI ZHI YUAN ZHI or GAN CAO ZHI YUAN ZHI

* can go above 12g (honey & licorice)

14

what is the marquee function for YUAN ZHI?

expel PHLEGM and clear the orifices, and stop coughs

* used for both insubstantial and substantial phlegm
* for patients with dementia, used to treat insubstantial phlegm (IT IS ONE OF THE COMMON HERB FOR INSUBSTANTIAL PHLEGM)

15

HE HUAN PI can calm the spirit due to?

constrained emotions (more LV)
* BAI ZI REN shares same function, but is more nourishing

16

how often is HE HUAN PI's second function used with herb?

harmonize the blood, stop pain, and reconnect the sinews and bone (very mild fx)

used in initial stage of trauma – invigorate to restore the normal dynamic movement of blood.

stronger, need herbs like hong hua, ru xiang, mo yao

17

what is HE SHOU WU TENG?

other name for YE JIAO TENG (hair portion of HE SHOU WU)

18

explain YE JIAO TENG's mechanism in treating spirit disturbance

nourish the HT blood

19

what is the other prominent second function of YE JIAO TENG?

nourish the blood and unblocks the channels:

JXT (STRONGER)
promote the movement of blood, tonify the blood, unblock the channel (obstruction due to deficiency)

YJT (NOT AS STRONG AS JXT)
nourish the blood, unblock the channel (obstruction due to deficiency)