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Spicy Warm

Release the Exterior for Wind Cold

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Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) Warm, Acrid, LU, ST, best for pain in forehead, eyebrows, teeth, gums; also for swelling, pus, vaginal discharge.
Cong Bai (Spring Onion) Warm, Acrid, LU, ST, releases the exterior in the very early stages of wind-cold, may be used topically for abscesses and sores.
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) Warm, Sweet, LV, SP, UB, eases exterior, useful for bi-syndromes, particularly wind-type.
Gao Ben (Chinese Lovage Root) Warm, Acrid, UB, expels wind-cold, headaches, particularly vertex.
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) Warm, Acrid, Sweet, HT, LU, UB, releases muscle layer of exterior, useful for wind/cold/damp bi-syndromes in the joints, limbs, and shoulders.
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Stem) Warm, Acrid, Aromatic, LV, LU, releases exterior, useful for carbuncles or boils in initial stages, stops bleeding.
Ma Huang (Ephedra) Warm, Acrid, Bitter, LU, UB, releases exterior, induces sweating, disperse lung qi, promotes urination.
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) Warm, Acrid, Aromatic, Bitter, KID, UB, releases exterior, best with damp related body/joint pain and/or occipital headache, guiding herb for the governing vessel.
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) Warm, Acrid, LU, SP, ST, release exterior, disperses cold, warms middle jiao, warms lung, reduces toxicity of other herbs.
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger) Warm, Acrid, KID, LU, releases exterior, used most often with head and body aches in wind-cold, particularly with dampness or underlying KD Yang Deficiency, warms lung, unblocks nasal congestion.
Xiang Ru (Aromatic Madder) Warm, Acrid, Aromatic, LU, ST, release exterior, clears summerheat, transforms dampness, promotes urination, reduces swelling.
Xin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower) Warm, Acrid, LU, ST, most often used with wind-cold, but always useful for any nasal/sinus conditions within appropriate combinations
Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf) Warm, Acrid, Aromatic, LU, SP, releases exterior, wind-cold with fever, calms restless fetus, alleviates morning sickness, may be used alone or in a formula for seafood poisoning.
Created by: DOCRAIN