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ACTCM Herbs 1.2

Release Exterior Spicy Cool herbs

ChineseLatinEnglish# FunctionsQualitiesOrgansFunctionsDosage
Bo he herba menthae haplocalycis mentha, field mint 5 Spicy Cool aromatic LU, Liv *1. Disperses wind heat; 2. clears & benefits eyes, ears, throat; 3. vents rashes; *4. frees liver qi congestion; 5. Expels turbid filth. 1-2 qian
Niu Bang zi fructus arctii arctium, great burdock fruit 4 Spicy cold, bitter liv, st *1. disperses wind heat & benefits throat; 2. Resolves toxins; 3. vents rashes (wind heat rash-red/irritated); 4. moistens intestines (all seeds do this bc of oil). 2-4 qian
Chan tui periostracum cicadae cicada molt 4 slightly cold, sweet, salty LU, liv 1. Dispels wind heat (*esp laryngitis); 2. Vents rashes/blood to surface (*eczema); *3. Clears eyes & removes superficial vision obstsruction; 4. Stops spasm & extinguishes wind 2-3 qian
Sang Ye Folium mori moraceae mulberry leaf 3 Sweet, bitter, cold Liv, Lu 1. Disperses & scatters wind-heat; 2. Calms liver & clears Eyes; 3. Clears lungs & moistens dryness; 4. Cools Blood / Stops Bleeding - vomit blood due to heat in Blood (mild case) 1-3 qian
Ju Hua Flos Chrysanthemi chrysanthemum flower 3 Sweet, bitter, sl. Cold Liv, Lu 1. Disperses Wind / Clears Heat; 2.Clears Liver and Eyes - excess or deficient heat in Liv channel affecting eyes; 3. Calms Liver / Extinguishes Wind - dizziness, HA, deafness (Liv Yang); 4. Resolves toxicity 1-5 qian
Ge Gen Radix puerarial fabaceae Kudzu root/pueraria 4 Sweet, spicy, cool Sp, St 1. Releases External conditions & Muscles - stiff neck, shoulders; 2.Relieves heat & generates Fluids / Alleviates Thirst due to St Heat; 3. Vent rashes & discharges measles; 4. Tx Symptoms of Hypertension; 5. Raises yang & stops diarrhea 2-7/8 qian
Chai Hu 3 Bitter, spicy, cool GB, Liv, Pc, SJ 1. Resolves Shao Yang disorders / Reduces Fevers - alternating chills/fever, bitter taste, etc; 2. Spreads Liv Qi / Relieves Stagnation; 3.Raises Yang Qi - Sp or St deficiency. Hemorrhoids, prolapse, diarrhea
Sheng Ma 3 Sweet, spicy, cool LI, Lu, Sp, St 1. Release Exterior / Vent Measles; 2. Clears heat / Relieves Toxicity - sore teeth, painful gums, ulcerated lips, swollen throat, etc; 3. Raises Yang / Lifts Sunken
Man Jing Zi Fructus viticis Vitex fruit 3 Spicy, cool, bitter UB, LV, ST 1. Disperse wind, clear heat; 2. Clear head, brighten eyes; 3. Drain damp, expel wind 2-4/5 qian
Fu Ping spirodelae herba spirodela, duckweed 3 Spicy, cold UB, LU 1. Release exterior, induce sweat; 2. Vent measles, stop itching; 3. Promote urination, reduce swelling 1-3 qian
Dan Dou Chi preparatum sojae semen prepared soybean 2 Sweet, sl bitter, cold or warm LU, ST 1. Release exterior - mild disphoetric; 2. release irritability due to internal constraint 2-5 qian
Mu Zei Herba equisetihiemalis horsetail/ equisetum / scouring rush / shave grass 2 sweet, bitter, neutral Liv, LU, GB 1. disperses wind heat, clears eyes, reduces superficial visual obstruction; 2. clears heat & stops bleeding 1-3 qian
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