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What is the latin for Shi Gao?

Gypsum Fibrosum

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How do you spell the pinyin for Gypsum Fibrosum?

Shi Gao

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What are the properties of Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum?

Sweet, Acrid, Very Cold

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What category does Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum belong to?

Clear Heat, Drain Fire

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What channels does Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum enter?

LU
ST

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What is the preparation of Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum?

mineral, so longer cooking time
(however, Shang Han Lun doesn't reference this!)

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What is the dosage range for Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum?

15-60g

(heavy because it's a mineral)

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What are key characteristics of Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum?

- very cold
- excels at cooling the LU and ST Fire, while also dispersing to vent to the exterior and release the myo layer

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What are the contraindications for Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum?

- cold from deficiency of the SP and ST
- fever from yin deficiency (bc need to tonify yin instead)

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What herb enters the LU, ST channels?

Shi Gao - Gypsum Fibrosum

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What is the Latin name for Zhi Mu?

Anemarrhenae Rhizoma

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How do you spell the pinyin for Anemarrhenae Rhizoma?

Zhi Mu

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What are the properties of Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma?

Bitter, Sweet, Cold

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What category does Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma belong to?

Clear Heat, Drain Fire

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What channels does Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma enter?

LU
ST
KD

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What are key characteristics of Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma?

- clears fire
- nourishes the yin of the LU, ST and KI

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What is the dosage range for Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma?

6-12g

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What are the contraindications for Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma?

- cold from deficiency of the SP and ST
- diarrhea

note: Zhi Mu is not usually used for KD yin deficiency, unless it is in a formula with other herbs

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What herb enters the LU, ST, KD channels?

Zhi Mu - Anemarrhenae Rhizoma

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What is the Latin name for Xi Gua?

Citrulli Fructus (watermelon)

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How do you spell the pinyin for Citrulli Fructus?

Xi Gua

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What are the properties of Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermelon?

Sweet, Cold

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What category does Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermellon belong to?

Clear Heat, Drain Fire

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What channels does Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermelon enter?

HT
UB
ST

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What are the contraindications for Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermelon?

cold from deficiency of the SP and ST

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What is the dosage for Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermelon?

15-30g

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What are the key characteristics of Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermelon?

- cools, moistens
- facilitates urination

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What herb enters the HT, UB, ST channels?

Xi Gua - Citrulli Fructus - Watermellon

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What is the pinyin for "White Tiger Decoction"?

Bai Hu Tang

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What pattern is Bai Hu Tang the marquis formula for? What are the constituent herbs?

Bai Hu Tang is the marquis formula for Yang Ming channel heat (Qi level heat) and the constituent herbs are:
- Shi Gao
- Zhi Mu
- Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried licorice)
- Geng Mi (non-glutinous rice)

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What is the Latin name for Shui Niu Jiao?

Bubali Cornu

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How do you spell the pinyin for Bubali Cornu?

Shui Niu Jiao

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What are the properties of Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn?

Salty, Cold

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What channels does Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - water buffalo horn - enter?

HT
LV
ST

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What are the key characteristics of Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn?

- cools nutritive & blood level heat
- clears heat from the HT channel
- resolves toxic rashes & sores
- stops bleeding due to heat in the blood (by getting rid of heat, which is source of bleeding)

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What is the category of Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn?

Clear Heat, Cool the Blood

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What is the common dosage of Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn?

30-120g decoct
5-15g powder

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What are the contraindications of Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn?

cold from deficiency of the middle burner

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What herb enters the HT, LV, ST channels?

Shui Niu Jiao - Bubali Cornu - Water Buffalo Horn

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What is the Latin name for Sheng Di Huang?

Rehmanniae Radix - Chinese Foxglove Root

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How do you spell the pinyin of Rehmanniae Radix?

Sheng Di Huang

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What are the properties of Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix?

Sweet, Bitter, Cold

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What category does Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix belong to?

Clear Heat, Cool the Blood

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What channels does Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix enter?

HT
KD
LV

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What is the common dosage range for Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix?

9-15g

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What herb enters the HT, KD, LV channels?

Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix

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What are the key characteristics of Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix?

- enriches the yin
- cools the blood
- clears heat

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What are the contraindications of Sheng Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix?

- where there is significant dampness from SP deficiency
- in those with loose stools & abdominal fullness

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What is the Latin name for Huang Qin?

Scutellariae Radix

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How do you spell the pinyin for Scutellariae Radix?

Huang Qin

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What are the properties of Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix?

Bitter, Cold

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What channels does Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix enter?

LU
ST
GB
LI

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What are the key characteristics of Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix?

- cools heat, dries dampness
- stops bleeding
- quiets the fetus in pregnancy

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What is the category of Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix?

Clear Heat, Dry Dampness

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What is the common dosage range of Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix?

3-9g

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What are the contraindications of Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix?

cold from deficiency of the SP and ST

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What herb enters the LU, ST, GB, LI channels?

Huang Qin - Scutellariae Radix

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What is the Latin name for Huang Lian?

Coptidis Rhizoma

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How do you spell the pinyin for Coptidis Rhizoma?

Huang Lian

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What are the properties of Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma?

Bitter, Cold

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What channels does Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma enter?

HT
LI
LV
ST

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What are the key characteristics of Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma?

- cools heat
- drains fire (especially in the HT, ST)
- dries dampness
- resolves toxicity

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What is the category of Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma?

Clear Heat, Dry Dampness

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What is the common dosage range of Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma?

1.5-9g

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What are the contraindications of Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma?

Because of its strong bitter cold & drying properties, it should be used with caution in those with patterns of Cold, Yang Deficiency or Yin Deficiency -- especially those with Cold from SP and ST Deficiency.

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What herb enters the HT, LI, LV, ST channels?

Huang Lian - Coptidis Rhizoma

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What is the Latin name for Huang Bai?

Phellodendri Cortex

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What category does Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex belong to?

Clear Heat, Dry Dampness

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What is the spelling of the pinyin for Phellodendri Cortex?

Huang Bai

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What are the properties of Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex?

Bitter, Cold

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What channels does Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex enter?

KI
UB

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What are key characteristics of Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex?

- directs fire downward
- clears damp-heat in the lower burner

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What is the common dosage range of Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex?

3-12g

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What are the contraindications of Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex?

- cold from deficiency in the SP and ST

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What herb enters the KD, UB channels?

Huang Bai - Phellodendri Cortex

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what are some damp-heat signs and symptoms

dysenteric disorders (ie:puss, blood)
urinary difficulty or pain (Lin syndrome [UTI])
jaundice
damp heat skin disorders (furuncles and eczema)

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What are the general contraindications for herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Damp?

- can injure a weak middle jiao because they are Bitter and Cold
- caution with SP & ST Yang & Qi Deficiency
- too drying for Yin & Jin Ye Deficiency

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all herbs that treat damp heat tend to be what taste and temperature

bitter & cold, which may injure a weak middle jiao

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From a bio-medical standpoint, herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Fire are said to be...

anti-inflammatory
antipyretic (reduce fever)
antimicrobial