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Herb Properties

Taste, Temp, Channel Generalizations for each herb category

QuestionAnswer
All Warm Acrid Exterior Releasing herbs are which two obvious things? What is the exception? They are all warm and acrid. Cang Er Zi is NOT acrid.
Which three warm, acrid, exterior-releasing herbs are sweet? Gui Zhi, Fang Feng & Cang Er Zi
Which three warm, acrid, exterior-releasing herbs are bitter? Ma Huang, Qiang Huo & Cang Er Zi
Which three warm, acrid, exterior-releasing herbs are aromatic? Zi Su Ye, Qiang Huo & Xiang Ru
All Warm Acrid Exterior Releasing herbs go to ______ channel, with the exception of three herbs. Name those 3 herbs and what channel those 3 have in common. All go Lung, except Fang Feng, Qiang Huo & Gao Ben, which all go the Bladder. (Ma Huang & Gui Zhi also go to the Bladder &the Lung as well.)
Which warm acrid exterior-releasing herb goes to the Du channel? Gao Ben
All of the Cool, Acrid Exterior-Releasing herbs are cold except for what 2 exceptions? Mu Zei (Neutral), Dan Dou Chi (warm or cold depending on preparation.)
Cool Acrid Exterior-releasing herbs' tastes are more difficult to generalize. Which 3 tastes are most prevalent? Sweet, Acrid, Bitter
Which Cool Acrid Exterior herb is aromatic? Bo He
Which Cool Acrid Exterior herb is salty? Chan Tui
Which Cool Acrid Exterior herb goes to the Bladder? Man Jing Zi
Which Cool Acrid Exterior herb goes to the LI? Sheng Ma
Which Cool Acrid Exterior herb goes to the Liv, P, SJ & G? Chai Hu
Most Cool Acrid Exterior Herbs go to which two channels? L & Lv
1)All Drain Fire herbs are what temp? 2)Which two flavors are most prevalent? 3)Which herbs do NOT have these flavors? 1) Cold 2)Sweet & Bitter 3) Not sweet = Zhi Zi & Xia Ku Cao; Not bitter = Shi Gao, Dan Zhu Ye & Lu Gen
Which Drain Fire herb is bland? Dan Zhu Ye
Which Drain Fire herb is salty? Jue Ming Zi
Drain Fire herbs tend to go to which 2 channels? L & S
Which Drain Fire herb goes to the GB? Xia Ku Cao
Which Drain Fire herb goes to the SI? Dan Zhu Ye
Which Drain Fire herb goes to the SJ? Zhi Zi
Which two Drain Fire herbs goes to the Ht? Zhi Zi & Dan Zhu Ye
Which two Drain Fire herbs goes to the Kd? Zhi Mu & Jue Ming Zi
Which Drain Fire herb goes to the LI? Jue Ming Zi
1)All Cool Blood herbs are what temp? 2)Which two flavors are most prevalent? 1) Cold 2) Sweet & Bitter
The majority of the Cool Blood herbs go to which 2 channels? H & Lv
Which 3 Cool Blood herbs go to the K channel? Sheng Di Huang, Xuan Shen & Mu Dan Pi
Which blood cooling herb is salty? Shui Niu Jiao
Which blood cooling herb is acrid? Mu Dan Pi
Which 2 blood cooling herbs go to the St channel? Shui Niu Jiao & Xuan Shen
Which blood cooling herb goes to the L channel? Xuan Shen
All Clear Damp Heat herbs are have no variation in their taste & temp. What taste & temp do they have? Bitter & Cold
All Clear Damp Heat herbs go to the _____ channel except ___. S except Huang Bai
Which Clear Damp Heat herb goes to the L? Huang Qin
Which three Clear Damp Heat herbs go to the LI? Huang Lian, Ku Shen & Huang Qin
Which three Clear Damp Heat herbs go to the Lv? Huang Lian, Ku Shen & Long Dan Cao
Which Clear Damp Heat herb goes to the K? Huang Bai (goes to K & B only)
Which Clear Damp Heat herb goes to the SI? Ku Shen
All Clear Toxic Heat herbs are cold except for which two herbs? He Ye & Tu Fu Ling are neutral
All Clear Toxic Heat herbs are ____ except for what two herbs? Bitter, exceptions: Jin Yin Hua & Tu Fu Ling
Which Clear Toxic Heat herb is bland? Tu Fu Ling
Clear Toxic Heat herbs tend to go to either of which two channels? L & S
Which 3 Clear Toxic Heat herbs go to the LI channel? Jin Yin Hua, Bai Jiang Cao & Shan Dou Gen
Which 3 Clear Toxic Heat herbs go to the H channel? Ban Lan Gen, Lian Qiao & He Ye
Which is the only Clear Toxic Heat herb to go to the G? Lian Qiao
Which is the only Clear Toxic Heat herb to go to the Sp? He Ye
All Clear Deficiency Heat herbs are what temp? Cold
The majority of the Clear Deficiency Heat herbs are ____, with one exception. Bitter, except Di Gu Pi
Which Clear Deficiency Heat herb is Sweet & Bland? Di Gu Pi
Which Clear Deficiency Heat herb is Salty? Bai Wei
All Clear Deficiency Heat herbs go to which channel? K
All Clear Xu Heat herbs go to the L except? Qing Hao
All Clear Xu Heat herbs go to the Liv except? Bai Wei
Which Clear Xu Heat herb goes to G? Qing Hao
Which Clear Xu Heat herb goes to S? Bai Wei
All Purgatives have what taste & temp in common? Bitter & Cold
Which Purgative is also salty and acrid? Mang Xiao
All Purgatives go to which two channels? LI, S
Which Purgative also goes to the H channel? Da Huang
There is one Harsh Expellant on the state board? Name it, its properties & channels. Da Ji; Bitter, Acrid, Cold, Toxic. K, LI, Sp
All herbs that Drain Dampness are ____ temp. with one exception. Name the exception. Cold, except Fu Ling is neutral
Drain Damp herbs tend to have which 3 flavors? Sweet, Bland &/or bitter
Which Drain Damp herb is Acrid? Han Fang Ji
Most Drain Damp herbs go to which two channels? B &/or K
Which 3 drain damp herbs go to the H channel? Mu Tong, Qu Mai, Fu Ling
Which 3 drain damp herbs go to the SI channel? Mu Tong, Deng Xin Cao & Qu Mai
Which 3 drain damp herbs go to the S channel? Yin Chen Hao, Yi Yi Ren & Hua Shi
Dispel Wind Damp Herbs are all 3 temps. 1) Which 3 are neutral? 2) Which 2 are cold? 1) Hai Tong Pi, Sang Ji Sheng, Sang Zhi 2)Qin Jiao & Xi Xian Cao
All Wind Damp herbs go to ____ channel except which 2 herbs? Liv, except Du Huo & Wei Ling Xian
Which is the only Wind Damp herb to go to either the S & G?
Most Wind Damp herbs are ____, except which 3? Bitter except Wei Ling Xian, Mu Gua & Bai Hua She.
Which Wind Damp herb is Sour? Mu Gua
Which Wind Damp herb is toxic? Bai Hua She
Which Warm Acrid Exterior Releasing Herb is toxic? Cang Er Zi
All herbs that cool hot phlegm are cold. What are the two primary tastes that they have? Bitter & Sweet
Which Cool Hot Phlegm herb is acrid? Qian Hu
Which Cool Hot Phlegm herb is Salty? Hai Zao (Duh, its seaweed)
1)All Cool Hot Phlegm herbs go to what channel? 2) Many go to ____ channel, except which 3 herbs? 1)L 2) S, except Qian Hu, Chuan Bei Mu, Zhe Bei Mu
Which is the only Cool Hot Phlegm herb to go to the G? Zhu Ru
Which is the only Cool Hot Phlegm herb to go to either the K or the Lv? Hai Zao
Which two Warm Cold Phlegm herbs are toxic? Zhi Ban Xia & Zhi Tian Nan Xing
All the Warm Cold Phlegm herbs are warm, with one exception, which is? Jie Geng is neutral
All the Warm Cold Phlegm herbs have are what flavor? Acrid
Which 3 Warm Cold Phlegm herbs are bitter? Zhi Tian Nan Xing, Jie Geng, Xuan Fu Hua
Which Warm Cold Phlegm herb is Salty? Xuan Fu Hua
Which Warm Cold Phlegm herb is Sweet? Bai Qian
All the Warm Cold Phlegm herbs go to which channel? L
Which 3 Warm Cold Phlegm herbs go the the SP? Zhi Ban Xia (toxic), Zhi Tian Nan Xing (toxic), Xuan Fu Hua (salty)
1) Most of the Stop Cough & Wheeze herbs are ____ temp. 2)Name the one neutral herb 3) Name the 2 herbs that are the opposite temp. 1)Warm 2)Pi Pa Ye 3)Sang Bai Pi & Ma Dou Ling
Most Stop Cough/Wheeze herbs are ____, except which 3? Bitter, except Kuan Dong Hua, Zi Su Zi & Sang Bai Pi
Which three Stop Cough/Wheeze herbs are acrid? Kuan Dong Hua, Zi Su Zi & Zi Wan
All Stop Cough/Wheeze herbs go to what channel? 2) L
Which 3 Stop Cough/Wheeze herbs go to the LI channel? Xing Ren, Zi Su Zi, & Ma Dou Ling
Which Stop Cough/Whz herb goes to the S? Pi Pa Ye
Which Stop Cough/Whz herb is toxic? Xing Ren
All of the Arom Transform Damp herbs have which flavor & temp in common? They all which 2 channels in common? Acrid & Warm; Sp & S
Which 3 Arom Transform Damp herbs are aromatic? Sha Ren, Bai Dou Kou & Cao Dou Kou
Which Arom Transform Damp herb goes to the LI? Hou Po
Which 3 Arom Transform Damp herbs go to the L? Hou Po, Huo Xiang & Bai Dou Kou
All Food Stag herbs have what taste in common? Which one is also sour? Sweet; Shan Zha is also sour
The majority of the Food Stag herbs are ___ temp, with what two exceptions? Neutral. Shan Zha & Shen Qu are warm.
All Food Stag herbs go to which two channels? Sp, S
1) Which Food Stag herb goes to the L channel? 2)Which is the only to go to either the B & SI? 1) Lai Fu Zi 2) Ji Nei Jin
All Reg Qi herbs tend to be what 2 flavors? What are the exceptions? 1) Acrid & Bitter 2) Not acrid = Chuan Lian Zi Not bitter = Da Fu Pi, Wu Yao
1)Which Reg Qi herb is aromatic? 2) Which is sweet? 1) Chen Xiang 2) Xiang Fu
1)Most Reg Qi herbs are ____ temp. 2) Which 3 are the opposite temp? 3) Which is the one neutral temp? 1) Warm 2)Cold = Zhi Shi, Zhi Ke & Chuan Lian Zi 3) Neutral = Xiang Fu
Which Reg Qi herb is toxic? Chuan Lian Zi
Most Reg Qi herbs have which two channels in common? S, Sp
Which Reg Qi herbs go to the L? Chen Pi, Ju Hong & Wu Yao
Which Reg Qi herbs go to the G? Qing Pi, Xiang Fu & Mu Xiang
Which Reg Qi herbs go to the Liv? Qing Pi, Xiang Fu & Chuan Lian Zi
Most Stop Bleeding herbs are ____ in temp. Which three are neutral? Which two are the opp. temp? Most are cold. Neutral = Pu Huang, Xian He Cao, Ou Jie Warm = San Qi & Ai Ye
Most Stop Bleeding herbs have what taste? What are the 3 exceptions to this? Bitter, except Pu Huang, Bai Mao Gen & Ou Jie
Which 3 stop bleeding herbs are astringent? Ce Bai Ye, Xian He Cao & Ou Jie
Which Stop Bleeding herb is Sour? Di Yu
All Stop Bleeding herbs go to ___ channel, except which one? Lv except Bai Mao Gen
Which 3 stop Bleeding herbs go to Sp? Pu Huang, Xian He Cao & Ai Ye
Which 3 stop Bleeding herbs go to LI? Di Yu, Huai Mi & Ce Bai Ye (all cold in temp)
Which Stop Bleeding herb goes to the SI? Which goes to the Kid? SI = Bai Mao Gen Kid = Ai Ye
Almost all Invigorate Blood herbs have a ___ taste, with what two exceptions. The second most prevalent taste is ? Bitter, except Chuan Xiong & Hong Hua. #2) Acrid
Which 6 Invigorate Blood herbs are warm? Which 6 are neutral? Which 4 are cold? Warm=Chuan Xiong, Yan Hu Suo, Ze Lan, Hong Hua, E Zhu, Ru Xiang Neutral=Tao Ren, San Leng, Mo Yao, Niu Xi, Chuan Niu Xi, Wang Bu Liu Xing Cold=Dan Shen, Yu Jin, Yi Mu Cao, Chi Shao
All Warm the Interior herbs are what temp? What taste? Hot/warm, Acrid
Which warm the interior herb is sweet? Rou Gui
Which 4 Warm the Int herbs are toxic? Zhi Fu Zi, Zhi Cao Wu, Wu Zhu Yu & Hua Jiao
Most Warm the Interior herbs go to which 2 channels? Fu Zi, Cao Wu & Rou Gui don't go to which of these channels. Sp, St. Those herbs don't go to the St.
Which 3 Warm the Int herbs go to the H? Fu Zi, Gan Jiang & Rou Gui
Which Warm the Interior herb goes to the L? Gan Jiang
All Tonify Qi herbs have what taste in common? Sweet
Most Tonify Qi herbs are ___ in Temp. What 4 herbs are neutral. Warm in temp. Neutral = Dang Shen, Shan Yao, Gan Cao, Bai Bian Dou
All Tonify Qi herbs go to which channel? SP
Which 3 Tonify Qi herbs don't go to the L? Bai Zhu, Da Zao & Bai Bian Dou
Which Tonify Qi herb goes to the K? Shan Yao
Which Tonify Qi herb goes to the H (both prepared & unprepared?) Zhi Gan Cao & Gan Cao
Which Tonify Qi herb is also said to go to all 12 channels? Gan Cao & Zhi Gan Cao
All Tonify Blood herbs are ___ flavor, with what one exception? Sweet, except Bai Shao
Which Tonify Blood Herb is Acrid? Dang Gui
Which Tonify Blood herb is Bitter & Sour Bai Shao
Which 3 Tonify Blood herbs are warm? Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, Long Yan Rou
Which 2 Tonify Blood herbs are neutral? Gou Qi Zi & E Jiao
Which 2 Tonify Blood herbs are cold? Sang Shen & Bai Shao
All Tonify Blood herbs go to ___ channel, with what one exception? Lv, except Long Yan Rou
Which 3 Tonify Blood herbs go to the Sp? Dang Gui, Bai Shao & Long Yan Rou
Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, Sang Shen & Long Yan Rou all have what channel in common? Ht
In addition to the Liv Channel, what channel do Shu Di Huang, E Jiao, Gou Qi Zi & Sang Shen have in common? Kd
In addition to the Liv channel, E Jiao & Gou Qi Zi both go to what channel? Lu
Which Tonify Yang herb is toxic? Xian Mao
Tonify Yang herbs tend to be what two flavors? Sweet & Acrid
Which 2 Tonify Yang herbs are salty? Lu Rong & Rou Cong Rong
All Tonify Yang herbs are ____ temp, with what one exception? Warm/hot,except Tu Si Zi
All Tonify Yang herbs go to which channel? Kd
Which 3 Tonify Yang herbs go to the LI? He Tao Ren, Suo Yang & Rou Cong Rong
Which Tonify Yang herb goes to the Lu? He Tao Ren
Bu Gu Zhi & Yi Zhi Ren go to what channel (in addition to the Kd channel)? Sp
All Tonify Yin herbs are ___ flavor, with what exception? Sweet, except Bie Jia
Which 3 Tonify Yin herbs are Salthy? Shi Hu, Bie Jia & Gui Ban
Which Tonify Yin herb is bland? Shi Hu
All Tonify Yin herbs are ___ in temp, with what exception? Cool/Cold, except Hei Zhi Ma which is neutral
Which Tonify Yin herbs go to the St? Bei Sha Shen, Mai Men Dong & Shi Hu
Which Tonify Yin herb goes to the LI? Hei Zhi Ma
Which Tonify Yin herb goes to the Sp? Bie Jia
Which 3 Stabilize & Bind herbs are bitter? Bai Guo, Chun Pi & He Zi
Which Stabilize/Bind herb is Acrid? Rou Dou Kou
Which 2 Stabilize/ Bind herbs are Salty? Hai Piao Xiao & Fu Xiao Mai
Which 3 Stabilize/ Bind herbs go the HT? Wu Wei Zi, Lian Zi, Fu Xiao Mai
Which Stabilize/Bind herb goes to the UB? Jin Ying Zi
All Anchor/Calm Spirit herbs are __ in temp, with what one exception? Cold, except Long Gu is Neutral
Which 3 Anchor/Calm Spirit herbs are salty? Mu Li, Ci Shi & Zhen Zhu
Which Anchor/Calm Spirit herb is acrid? Ci Shi
All Anchor/Calm Spirit herbs go to what channel? LIV
Which 3 Anchor/Calm Spirit herbs go to the Kd Channel? Long Gu, Mu Li & Ci Shi
Long Gu & Mu Li have both a flavor and channel (in addition to Kd) in common. Name them. Sweet - Heart
Which 3 Nourish/Calm Spirit herbs are sweet in flavor & neutral in temp? Suan Zao Ren, Bai Zi Ren & Ye Jiao Teng
Which Nourish/Calm spirit herb is sweet, sour & astringent? Suan Zao Ren
Which Nourish/Calm Spirit herb is Bitter & Acrid? Yuan Zhi
Which Nourish/Calm Spirit herb is warm? Yuan Zhi
All Nourish/Calm Spirit herbs go to what channel? Ht
Which Nourish/Calm Spirit herb goes to Lu? Yuan Zhi
Which Nourish/Calm Spirit herb goes to Ht, LI & Kd? Bai Zi Ren
Which Nourish/Calm Spirit herb goes to Ht, Sp, Lv & Gb? Suan Zao Ren
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