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Herbs

Water Draining and Purging (Chris -EWCNM)

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What are main properties, organs and action of herbs the drain water and purge? bitter, cold, toxic entering the LU, KID, LI that strongly purge to promote both defecation and urination
What patients are treated with water draining and purging herbs? Patient withg water retention in chest, abdomen or edema of extremities
What caution should be taken when using water draining and purging herbs? may damage the essential qi so only use for short time and they are CI pregnacy
Ba Dou properties and organ? Hot, acid, toxic entering LU, ST, LI
Da Jie propeties and organs? cold, bitter, acid, toxic entering SP, LI, KID
Gan Sui properties and organs? cold, bitter, sweet, toxic entering LU, LI, KID
Yuan Hua properties and organs? warm, bitter, acid, toxic entering LU, LI, KID
Ba Dou actions? Drains and expels water, Benefits the throat, Promotes healing of abscesses/ulcers
Da Jie actions? Drains and expels water, Eliminates swelling and disperses nodules (less roxic)
Gan Sui actions? Drains and expels water, Eliminates swelling and disperses nodules (most toxic)
Yuan Hua actions? Drains and expels water, Relieves phlegm to stop cough and wheeze, Kills parasite and worms healing tinea (least toxic)
Which herb is very toxic and only used in emergencies? Ba Dou
List these herbs in order of most toxic to least toxic? Ba Dou > Ga Sui > Da Ji > Yuan Hua
Created by: cawalte3