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What is the first fxn of Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)

1. Clears heat and drains fire
*same as first fxn of Zhi Mu

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What are the indications for Shi Gao; clear heat and drain fire.
Explain.

For high fever with chills, irritability, intense thirst, profuse sweating, flooding big pulse, red tongue/yellow coating. (This condition is one of excess in the Qi level, or yang ming stage.)

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What is the second fxn of Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)

2. Clears heat from excess from the lungs

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what are the indications for Shi Gao; clear heat from excess from the lungs

For cough (usually loud/barking cough) and wheezing with fever and thick, viscous sputum

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what is the third fxn of Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)

3. Clears blazing stomach fire

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what are the indications for Shi Gao; clears blazing stomach fire

For headache, toothache, bad breath and swelling gums
*Remember ST channel starts and runs through face

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what is the fourth fxn of Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)

4. For eczema, burns, and ulcerated sores
*usually applied topically in powdered form after being calcined and mixed with other herbs. May also be taken internally (in solid form) for these conditions as well.

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what is the first fxn of Zhi Mu (Anemarrhenae Rhizoma)

1. Clears heat and drains fire
* same as first fxn of Shi Gao

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what are the indications for Zhi Mu; clears heat and drains fire

- for high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of heat from excess in the LU and ST
- for cough due to heat in lungs with expectoration of thick, yellow sputum

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what is the second fxn of Zhi Mu (Anemarrhenae Rhizoma)

2. enriches the yin and moistens dryness

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what are the indications for Zhi Mu; Enriches yin and moistens dryness

- for exhaustion or deficiency of LU & KD yin with heat signs such as: night sweat, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, heat in the 5 centers, & bleeding gums.
- for such KD heat signs as spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions and abnormally elevated sex drive

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What is the third fxn of Zhi Mu (Anemarrhenae Rhizoma)

3. generates fluids and clears heat

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what are the indications for Zhi Mu; generates fluids and clears heat

- for oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency
- for wasting and thirsting disorder [diabetes type 1; xiao ke]

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what is the fourth fxn of Zhi Mu (Anemarrhenae Rhizoma)

4. ameliorates the dryness of tonifying or warming substances

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under what circumstance would one use Zhi Mu to ameliorate the dryness of tonifying or warming substances

For circumstances when tonifying herbs, or warming herbs are used, but there is concern that they not be too drying.

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Xiao ke is similar to which type of diabetes?
how does it relate to the 3 jiaos?

it is compared to diabetes type 1

the 3 Jiao manifestations are:
-upper: thirsty (main complaint) - yin deficiency heat in the upper Jiao affecting lungs
-middle: hunger with weight loss - stomach fire
-lower: kidney yin damage causing frequent urination, especially at night and emaciation

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what is the first fxn of Xi Gua (Citrulli Fructus)

1. clears summerheat and generates fluids

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what are the indications for Xi Gua; clears summerheat and generates fluids

For summerheat patterns, especially those with significant thirst and dark, scanty urine and dry heaves

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what is the second fxn of Xi Gua (Citrulli Fructus)

2. promote urination and expel jaundice

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what herb is known as a natural Bai Hu Tang, since eating it can cool yang ming or qi level heat?

Xi Gua (Citrulli Fructus)

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what is the first fxn of Shui Niu Jiao (Bubali Cornu)

1. clears heat, resolves fire toxicity, and cools the blood

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what are the indications for Shui Niu Jiao; clears heat, resolves fire toxicity, and cools the blood

- For warm-heat pathogen diseases accompanied by extreme heat or heat signs. Also for very high fever affecting the nutritive or blood levels with chaotic movement of hot blood.
- Manifestations include erythema (redness on skin), purpura (discoloration on skin that doesn't go away when pressed; it is red/purple; associated with meningitis), nosebleed, vomiting of blood, or convulsions and delirium.

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what is the second fxn of Shui Niu Jiao (Bubali Cornu)

2. clears heat and arrests tremors

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what are the indications for Shui Niu Jiao; clears heat and arrests tremors

For warm-heat pathogen diseases when the heat enters the nutritive or blood levels with such symptoms as unremitting high fever, loss of consciousness, delirium, convulsions, or manic behavior

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what is the first fxn of Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix)

1. clears heat and cools the blood

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what are the indications for Sheng Di Huang; clears heat and cools the blood

- For warm-heat pathogen diseases where heat enters the nutritive level causing very high fever, thirst, and a scarlet tongue.
- Also indicated in cases of hemorrhage due to heat entering the blood level.

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what is the second fxn of Sheng Di Huang (rehmanniae radix)

2. nourishes the yin and generates fluids

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what are the indications for Sheng Di Huang; nourishes the yin and generates fluids

- For yin deficiency with heat signs, as well as injury to the fluids.
manifestations include: dry mouth, continuous low-grade fever and constipation.
- For throat pain associated with yin deficiency and wasting and thirsting disorder

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What is the first fxn of Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)

1. Clears heat and dries dampness

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what are the indications for Huang Qin; clears heat and dries dampness

Major herb for:
- Damp-heat in the ST or intestines, which manifests as diarrhea, or dysenteric disorder
- Damp-warmth, which presents with fever, stifling sensation in the chest & thirst, but with an inability to drink
- Damp-heat in the lower burner with painful urinary dribbling

Auxillary herb for damp-heat jaundice

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what is the second fxn of Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)

2. Clears heat and resolves toxicity, especially in the upper burner

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what are the indications for Huang Qin; clears heat and resolves toxicity especially in the upper burner

For heat patterns with high fever, irritability, thirst, cough and expectoration of thick yellow sputum, or hot sores and swellings.
*for the latter, it can be applied topically as well as taken internally

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what is the third fxn of Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)

3. Clears heat and stops bleeding

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what are the indications for Huang Qin; clears heat and stops bleeding

For internal heat from excess causing blood to move chaotically. symptoms include: vomiting or coughing of blood, nosebleed, and blood in the stool

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what is the fourth fxn of Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)

4. Clears heat and calms the fetus

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what are the indications of Huang Qin; clears heat and calms the fetus

Use when the fetus is restless or kicking excessively due to heat of the mother. This pacifies the womb

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what is the fifth fxn of Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)

5. Sedates ascendant liver yang

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what are the indications of Huang Qin; sedates ascendant liver yang

for symptoms such as H/A, irritability, red eyes, flushed face and bitter taste

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What is the first fxn of Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma)

1. Clears heat and drains dampness

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what are the indications for Huang Lian; clears heat and drains dampness

- For damp-heat in the ST or Intestines with diarrhea or dysenteric disorder
- For vomiting and/or acid regurgitation from ST heat

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what is the second fxn of Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma)

2. Drains fire and resolves fire toxicity

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what are the indications for Huang Lian; drains fire and resolves fire toxicity

- For heat w/ blazing fire with such symdromes as high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, red tongue, and a rapid/full pulse.
- For heat from excess w/ toxicity w/ such symptoms as painful red eyes and sore throat, and for boils, carbuncles, and abscesses.

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what is the third fxn of Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma)

3. Clears heat and stops bleeding

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what are the indications for Huang Lian; clears heat and stops bleeding

for nosebleed, or blood in the urine, stool, or vomit due to chaotic movement of hot blood

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what is the fourth fxn of Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma)

4. clears heat topically

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what are the indications for HUang Lian; clears heat topically

Used topically for red and painful eyes and for ulcerations of the tongue and mouth

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what is the first fxn of Huang Bai (Phellodendri Cortex)

1. Drains damp-heat, particularly from the lower burner

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what are the indications for Huang Bai; drains damp-heat, particularly from the lower burner

- thick, yellow vaginal discharge
- foul smelling diarrhea or dysenteric disorder
- damp-heat pouring downward or hot leg Qi with such symptoms as red, swollen, and painful knees or legs or feet
- damp-heat jaundice

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what is the second fxn of Huang Bai (Phellodendri Cortex)

2. Drains Kidney fire

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what are the indications for Huang Bai; drains kidney fire

For ascending KD fire with signs of yin deficiency such as steaming bone disorder, night sweats, afternoon fevers and sweating, sometimes accompanied by nocturnal emissions and spermatorrhea

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what is the third fxn of Huang Bai (Phellodendri Cortex)

3. Drains fire and resolves toxicity

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what are the indications for Huang Bai; drains fire and resolves toxicity

for fire toxin-generated sores and damp lesions of the skin