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Flashcards in herbs that settle and calm spirit Deck (24):
1

mu li
(latin)

ostreae concha

2

mu li
(fx)

1. nourish yin, anchor yang
2. soften hardness, dissipate nodules

3

ci shi
(latin)

magnetitum

4

ci shi
(fx)

1. nourish yin, anchor yang
2. nourish KD, augment LV, improve hearing + vision

5

zhu sha
(latin)

cinnabaris

6

zhu sha
(fx)

1. clear heat, relieve toxicity, prevent putrefaction
2. expel phlegm, sedate jittering

7

zi shi ying
(latin)

fluoritum

8

zi shi ying
(fx)

1. warm LU, direct qi downward
2. warm womb, warm/unblock REN + CHONG

9

hu po
(latin)

succinum

10

hu po
(fx)

1. reduce swelling, promote healing (topically)
2. invigorate blood, dissipate stasis, unblock menses
3. promote urination, unblock painful urinary dribbling

11

zhen zhu
(latin)

margarita

12

zhen zhu
(fx)

1. clear LV, eliminate superficial visual obstruction
2. generate flesh, promote healing (topically)

13

zhen zhu mu
(latin)

margaritiferae concha usta

14

zhen zhu mu
(fx)

1. calm LV, drain LV fire, anchor yang
2. stop bleeding (esp. upper body)

3. clear LV, clear eyes

15

what are some general contraindications associated with substances that anchor, settle, and calm the spirit?

hard to digest;

even the water extraction of the substance has the potential to damage MJ

16

what are some substances used to anchor yang?

mu li - also nourish yin
ci shi - also nourish yin
long gu - doesn't nourish yin
(gui ban) - also nourish yin

17

what form of MU LI is used for neutralizing acidity?

duan (calcined) version;
absorbs acidity but loses nourishing fx

18

what type of sweating can MU LI be used for?

yin deficiency with yang rising

19

what is significant about the properties of CI SHI?

hard to digest and irritates the ST;
also can cause constipation

20

how is ZHU SHA used in modern day herbology?

(used for coating pills in older days; not toxic if small amount is used and if uncooked, as byproduct is mercury)

it is banned/obsolete

*feng shui: keeps away evil/zombies

21

MU LI, ZHEN ZHU MU, and ZHEN ZHU are all from the same animal (oyster)?

explain the therapeutic differences between them.

ML (outer lining of the oyster shell)
used for yin deficiency with yang raising

ZZM (smooth lining on the top of oyster, "mother of pearl")
used for clearing replete LV Fire

ZZ (pearl)
used more often than ZZM especially for Acne due to LV fire

22

why is ZHEN ZHU used in cosmetics?

promotes healing and generates flesh

23

can ZHEN ZHU anchor the yang? ZHEN ZHU MU?

ZZ: NO
ZZM: YES

24

DAI ZHE SHI and CHI SHI ZHI can both stop bleeding. what is the difference between the two in respect to their hemostatic property?

DZS: cools/stops bleeding for severe uterine bleeding
CSZ: stops bleeding for uterine bleeding