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Chapter 5

Herbs that Dispel Wind Dampness

HerbCharacteristics
Du Huo*** "live alone" bitter, acrid, warm - KD, BL treats painful obstruction in lower body dispels lurking wind in KD channel dispels wind-dampness & alleviates pain disperses wind-cold-damp & releases the exterior lesser yin stage HA & toothache
Wei Ling Xian*** "soul fairy angels" acrid, salty, warm - BL strongly moving ZangFu channels to unblock obstruction d/t wind, damp, phlegm and soften areas of hardness/fishbones focal distention & acc. in MB reduces phlegm and path. H2O used for pain - helper herb
Mu Gua*** "wood quince/papaya" sour, warm - LV, SP transforms dampness, harmonizes SP & ST, alleviates cramping (leg qi, calvees) relaxes sinews & unblocks channels harmonizes ST and transforms dampness reduces food stagnation
Sang Ji Sheng*** "give birth to attached mulberry tree" bitter, sweet, neutral - KD, LV tonifies LV & KD's, nourishes blood and yin, expels wind damp, quiets fetus strengthen sinews and bones - LV & KD yin xu - soreness & LBP & legs benefits skin
Wu Jia Pi*** "five plus skin" acrid, bitter, warm - KD, LV clears wind-damp, warms KD's & LV, stops pain, strengthens sinews dispels wind damp and strengthens sinews and bones transforms dampness and reduces swelling good for motor skill development in ped's
Xu Chang Qing*** "family name long you" aromatic, acrid, warm - LV, ST dispels wind, stops pain, invigorates blood, reduces edema, alleviates itching dispels wind, invigorates blood, stops pain resolves toxicity & stops itching -pain type - bi, cancer, post-op etc
Qin Jiao*** "family name plant" bitter, acrid, s. cold - GB, LV, ST dispels wind damp, eliminates tidal fever & steaming bone disorder d/t yin xu soothes sinews, collaterals clears heat d/t xu resolves damp, jaundice moist intestines, unblocks bowels hot bi
Sang Zhi*** bitter, neutral - LV dispels wind damp, unblocks collaterals, treats pain, numbness, itching, esp in upper limb d/t bi dispel wind, unblock channel, collaterals, benefits joints edema, esp. by joint pain
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