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Herbs IV 'Final'-3

Herbs That Expel Parasites

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All herbs to Expel Parasites go to one or both of which Interior-Exterior organ pair? SP-ST
Which ones go to BOTH ST & SP? The two that aren't seeds (or rhizomes): the fruit and the bark to to both ST & SP. (The bark also goes to LIV!) Fructus quisqualis and Cortex meliae radicis (China tree root bark)
Which three go to LI & ST? The three seeds!! Semen Torreyae (also goes to LU) Semen arecae catechu Semen cucurbitae moschatae (pumpkin seed)
So how do different the 3 seeds? Bing Lang is BAW. Fei Zi is Astringent (sweet & neutral) Pumpkin seed (Southern Melon Seed) is sweet & entural (like Fei Zi) but NOT ASTRINGENT
Which ones also goes to LUNG? Semen torreyae grandi (Fei Zi)
Which one also goes to LIVER?? There are two: The China Treet Root Bark (Ku Lian Gen Pi) and the Rhizoms Guanchong (Guan Zhong)
Are any seeds sweet? Yes, pumpkin seed (Nan Gua Zi) is sweet (& neutral). Torreyae seed (Fei Zi) is also sweet-- but is ASTRINGENT (and thus goes to LU?)
Main clinical manifestations of intestinal syndromes are para-umbilical pain, vomiting, change in appetite (or deranged appetite), itching at rectum. True or False? True
Most of the herbs for Expel Parasites must be taken how? On empty stomach
Contraindications for Expel Parasites herbs include: Pregnancy (because many are toxic) and Exterior Syndrome or Severe Abdominal Pain
Kill parasites. Strengthen SP & ST. Is sweet & warm. (ends in Zi but is really a FRUIT) Shi Jun Zi (fructus quisqualis)
Kill parasites. Topically treat infections. Enters SP-ST and LIVER! (Is Bitter, Cold, Toxic) China Tree Root Bark
Kill parasites. Promote movement of QI and unblock bowel. (So can't be cold, can it?) It's the TERRIBLE THREE AGAIN; BITTER, ACRID, WARM. What could it be? It also treats malaria. Goes to ST & LI. Bing Lang
Kill parasites, drain heat, relieve toxicity. LIV & SP. Is BITTER and COLD Guan Zhong (Rhizoma guanchong)
Kill parasites, alleviate pain. Benefit post partum fluid metabolism. The southern melon seed: Nan Gua Zi!
Pumpkin seed (Semen cucurbitae/Nan Gua Zi) and Betel nut (Bing Lang/Semen arecae) both go to LI-ST but one is Acrid, Bitter, Warm and the other is Sweet & neutral. Which is which? Pumpkin seed is sweet and neutral. Bing Lang is BAW.
All the Expel Parasites are seeds except for one bark and one root. What is the bark? What is the fruit? Bark is Ku Lian Gen Pi. Surprisingly, it is not BAW but Bitter, COLD and TOXIC! (The fruit is Guan Zhong: bitter & cold)
Are mot of the Expel Parasites COLD? Shi Jun Zi (Fructus Quisqualis) is warm (and sweet). Bing Lang is BAW. Pumpkin seed and Torreya seed are neutral. So only Ku Lian Gen Pi and Guan Zhong are cold. Ku Lian Gen Pi is toxic.
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and also benefits post-partum fluids? Pumpkin seed! (Nan Gua Zi/southern fruit seed aka Semen cucurbitae)
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and also treats skin fungus? The bark: Ku Lian Gen Pi
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and also tonifies (or strengthens) ST & SP? The one that goes to only SP-ST and is sweet & warm: Fructus quisqualis aka Rangoon creeper fruit with seeds aka Shi Jun Zi (think "fruit eith (Jun) seeds (Zi))
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and also moistens LU to treat cough? The only one that enters LU (along with ST & LIV): Torreya seed! (maybe think of apricot pit here?)
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and Moves Qi because it is ABW? Not the bark, strangely enough. (Remember, the bark is cold & toxic.) But the Betal Nut! Bing Lang
All the Expel Parasites pretty much include a second function. Which one KP and also normalizes urination, can be used for both Excess & Deficiency (but of what?) and is used to treat malaria when combined with Xiong Huang? Betel nut! Bing Lang
Created by: mrbarr