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What is the Latin name for Qian Hu?

Peucedani Radix

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How do you spell the pinyin for Peucedani Radix?

Qian Hu

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What channels does Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix enter?

LU

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What category does Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix belong to?

Cool, Transform Phlegm Heat

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What is the common dosage range for Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix?

3-9g

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What are the properties of Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix?

Bitter, Acrid, Slightly Cold

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What are the key characteristics of Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix?

- directs qi downward
- assists the dissemination of Lung qi, thereby expelling external pathogens
- directs fire downward, thereby dissolving phlegm

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What are the contraindications of Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix?

Because it is bitter, draining & dispersing, do not use for:
- cough due to fire from yin deficiency
- cough & wheezing assoc w/ cold thin mucus

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What is the Latin name for Zhi Ban Xia?

Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum

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Which herb enters the LU channel?

Qian Hu - Peucedani Radix

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How do you spell the pinyin for Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum?

Zhi Ban Xia

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What category does Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum belong to?

Warm, Transform Cold Phlegm

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What channels does Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliea Rhizoma preparatum enter?

LU
SP
ST
(Earth & Tai Yin pairs)

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What is the common dosage range for Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum?

3-9g

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What are the properties of Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum?

Acrid, Warm, TOXIC

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What special preparation does Ban Xia - Pinelliea Rhizoma require?

preparation with ginger juice to reduce toxicity

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What are the key characteristics of Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum?

- acrid for opening
- slippery for directing rebellious qi downward
- bitter for drying
- best used for thin phlegm or dampness as well as rebellious ST Qi

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What herb enters the LU, SP, ST channels?

Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum

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What are the contraindications of Zhi Ban Xia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum?

Use with caution in patients with:
- dry cough from yin deficiency
- sore throat from fire excess
- bleeding

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What is the Latin name for Xing Ren?

Armeniacae Semen

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How do you spell the pinyin for Armeniacae Semen?

Xing Ren

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What is Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen in english?

Apricot Kernel

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In which category does Xing Ren - Aremniacae Semen belong?

Relieve Cough and Wheezing

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What channels does Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen enter?

LU
LI
(Metal pair)

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what is the common dosage range of Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen?

3-9g

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What are the properties of Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen?

Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly TOXIC

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What are the contraindications of Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen?

- should not be used for coughs due to yin def or general debility
- cautious, if at all, use in infants and those with diarrhea
- toxic herb - overdose must be avoided

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What herb enters the LU, LI channels?

Xing Ren - Aremeniacae Semen

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What are the key characteristics of Xing Ren - Armeniacae Semen?

- directs LU Qi downward
- disperses wind-cold
- moistens the intestines
- slightly toxic

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What is the Latin name for Shan Zha?

Crataegi Fructus

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How do you spell the pinyin of Crataegi Fructus?

Shan Zha

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What is Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus in english?

Hawthorne Berry

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In which category does Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus belong?

Relieve Food Stagnation

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What channels does Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus enter?

LV
SP
ST

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What is the common dosage range of Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus?

9-12g

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What are the properties of Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus?

Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm

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What are the key characteristics of Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus?

- reduces food stagnation, esp from meat and greasy foods
- invigorates the blood flow
- alleviates diarrhea and dysentery

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What are the contraindications of Shan Zha - Crataegi Fructus?

- use with caution in those with weakness or def of the SP and ST
- large doses are absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy (can lead to fetal death)

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Xing Ren is toxic at what dosage? At what point can it cause death?

- 10 to 20 seeds is toxic dosage for children
- 40 to 60 seeds is toxic dosage for adults
- 50 to 120 seeds can cause death

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Xing Ren is paired with which herb in Ma Huang Tang? How do they work together as a Dui Yao?

- Dui Yao with Ma Huang
- Both restore Lung's function of dispersing & descending