Flashcards in herbs that tonify blood and qi Deck (36):
tai zi shen (QI)
huang qi (QI)
shan yao (QI)
da zao (QI)
yi tang (QI)
huang jing (QI)
bai bian dou (QI)
lablab semen album
he shou wu (BLD)
polygoni multiflori radix preparata
bai shao (BLD)
paeoniae radix alba
e jiao (BLD)
asini corii colla
gou qi zi (BLD)
long yan rou (BLD)
sang shen (BLD)
what is HE SHOU WU's claim to fame for the lay public?
under what clinical circumstances is it effective?
premature grey hair
used because it tonifies and preserves, neither cold nor warming, drying or cloying
good for yin deficiency without drying or cloying
good for SP
HE SHOU WU is well known for its moderate nature, detail them.
it is not drying or cloying, it tonifies and preserves
good for old, cold and dry patients
detail the difference between raw and prepared forms of HE SHOU WU.
when not specified, which has the potent laxative action?
the raw form is the potent laxative
how does HE SHOU WU treat wind rash?
it nourishes the blood and fills the spaces so the wind can’t be any place
why is BAI SHAO an important herb in GYN?
regulates menses and it is one of the best herbs for menstrual cramps;
clams the lv yang rising due to deficiency, smooth muscle pain, nourishes blood
what dose can be employed for pain?
what are possible side effects with that?
12, 15, 18g for pain
may be too cooling
BAI SHAO can curb LV YANG and alleviate pain.
list some of the conditions that were discussed in class that is relevant to this mechanism.
upper jiao bleeding out of nose (inverse menses)
uterine and abdominal muscle cramps
explain BAI SHAO's ability to treat vaginal discharge?
which combination is especially effective for abdominal cramping?
astringent property: vaginal discharge due to damp-heat, dysentery cramping, spermatorrhea
CHAI HU x BAI SHAO (or GAN CAO x BAI SHAO)
CH and GC push out, BS is astringent
what special preparation instruction would you give to a patient when prescribing E JIAO?
crush, resolve in tea, drink tea before hardens
many herbs can tonify the blood, what is the one function that makes E JIAO stand out among herbs of its category?
stops bleeding (and tonifies blood)
what are some clinical precautions when using E JIAO?
very cloying, bad taste
what is GOU QI ZI’s claim to fame?
how is it incorporated in everyday cooking?
brightens eyes and benefits essence
LONG YAN ROU can calm the spirit, but what mechanism?
is it indicated for any type of insomnia?
HT BLD + SP DEFICIENCY
insomnia due to HT BLD
SANG SHEN is the fruit of the mulberry tree.
name other TCM herbs derived from the mulberry tree.
SANG YE - Mori Flolium - cool acrid release exterior
SANG ZHI - Mori Ramulus - dispel wind damp
SANG BAI PI - Mori Cortex - herbs that relieve cough and wheezing
CAN SHA - eat mulberry leaves
SANG JI SHENG - dispel wind damp
what is TAI ZI SHEN’s claim to fame when compared with other QI TONICS such as REN SHEN.
TZS tonifies qi for individuals who have a healthy yang constitution (children)
less strong and not as warming as RS
HUANG QI can tonify SP QI, but what other well known QI can it also tonify?
HQ is marquee herb for LU QI, especially for WEI QI
HUANG QI can be used to treat prolapses.
what TCM function does it owe this to?
tonifies the SP and raises the YANG
large does of HUANG QI is sometimes warranted.
under what condition do we use large doses?
channel obstruction due to QI DEFICIENCY
(when it is used for stroke in formula tonify yang 5 return decoction) (250-450g)
does HUANG QI tonify BLD? explain.
HQ doesn't tonify blood
it tonifies the QI IN THE BLOOD
according to TCM text, SHAN YAO can tonify LU QI.
is it a strong tonic for LU QI?
not as strong as HUANG QI
it ASTRINGES LU QI (saves it)
SHAN YAO is a very important astringing herb in TCM.
name some clinical condition discussed in class in which it is used.
are large doses acceptable?
vaginal discharge, spermatorrhea
urine, sweat, essence, stool, blood
yes, up to 240 grams
DA ZAO encompasses hei zao and hong zao.
what differences if any are there between them.
what traditional role does da zao play as a food?
HONG: red dates, more BLD tonifying
HEI: black dates, BLD and QI tonifying