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Herb Summaries

Invigorate Blood

**Noted for its ability to expel wind **An important herb for headaches (**Harmonizes the Blood) Chuan Xiong
**Cools the Blood **For chest pain secondary to blood stasis **Focuses on the chest **Can be used fro cough from Lung heat (**Harmonizes the blood) Dan Shen
Name the two herbs that facilitate urination & are indicated whenever blood xu, blood stasis & fluid accumulation are common features in a clinical presentation. (They also harmonize the blood.) Yi Mu Cao & Ze Lan
**Cools the Blood **Harmonizes the blood Chi Shao
**Directs downward. Tonifies the Kidneys Niu Xi
Name 6 herbs that are said to harmonize the blood. Chuan Xiong, Dan Shen, Yi Mu Cao, Ze Lan, Chi Shao, Niu Xi
Name three herbs that invigorate the blood & promote mensruation. Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Yu Jin
**Invigorates the blood & promotes menstruation. **Effective at relieving pain **Particularly useful where there has been Liver constraint Yu Jin
**Is the strongest at alleviating pain (so it alleviates pain.) **Flank pain (**Invigorates the blood) Yan Hu Suo
**Alleviates pain **Eliminates blood obstruction **Invigorates the channels (also the blood) Ru Xiang
**Alleviates pain **Is considered more potent in breaking up & removing blood obstruction **Used in treating Stomatitis, Gingivitis, Laryngitis )**Also invigorates blood) Mo Yao
The blood moving properties of this herb are stronger than E Zhu (Breaks up Blood Stasis) San Leng
**Blood Mover **Qi regulating actions of this herb are superior to those of San Leng (Also breaks up blood stasis E Zhu
**Unblocks menstruation **Promotes lactation **Reduces painful swelling of the breast & testicles Wang Bu Liu Xing
Name 6 herbs that only have a mild blood tonifying effect, but are stronger in their ability to resolve blood stasis Invig Blood Herbs: Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Yu Jin, Yan Hu Suo, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao
Name 3 herbs that have the strongest actions, have the potential to injure the blood & primal qi if used for extended period of time. These are used as an expedient means to shift stubborn stasis after which use gentler herbs Break Up Blood Stasis Herbs: San Leng, E Zhu, Wang Bu Liu Xing
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