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Herbs 1-Week 2

Cooling Substances That Relase the Exterior (Wind-Heat)

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"Zoloft of the herb world" Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
In addition to LIV and PC, this herb goes to the Shao Yang channels, GB and SJ, so is useful to ALTERNATING fever & chills (Shao Yang syndrome). Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Standard dose of this Wind-Heat herb is 9g, but for Shao Yang (e.g., malaria) syndrome, you can use ___? 10-15g
Standard dose of this Wind-Heat herb is 9g, but if you are using it to "raise the Yang" use only ___? 3g
Is BAC, goes to LIV-GB and PC-SJ and while it can be used for all types of headaches, it is best for what types of headaches (since it goes to GB channel)? TEMPORAL headaches
Releases the Exterior for Wind-Heat, Zoloft of the herb world but also "Harmonizes the Interior and Exterior. Chai Hu
Famous for stiffness & pain in the neck and shoulders. One of the few Exterior Releasing Wind-Heat herbs to go to ST & SP!! Ge Gen
Famous for superficial visual obstruction (i.e., tired, blurry eyes). But "rarely used in Exterior Releasing formulas unless there is specific eye indication." Long-term use not recommended. Mu Zei (aka Herba Equiseti Hiemalis aka "wood thief")
LIV-LU-GB. Sweet, bitter, NEUTRAL Mu Zei (aka Herba Equiseti Hiemalis aka "wood thief")
The suave Italian maƮtre d' Dan Dou Chi (aka Semen Sojae Praeparatum)
Can be cold or warm depending on preparation Dan Dou Chi (aka Semen Sojae Praeparatum)
"Famous for irritability" Dan Dou Chi (aka Semen Sojae Praeparatum)
Can use for Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold, depending on preparation Dan Dou Chi (aka Semen Sojae Praeparatum)
For Wind-Heat but also (since it is BITTER-AC) is useful for Wind-Damp; i.e., Damp that attacks the muscles, aka Bi Syndrome. Fructus Viticus (aka Man Jing Zi)
In Western herbalism, this is used for menstrual headaches & body aches. Fructus Viticus (aka Man Jing Zi)
"One of the most common for Liver Heat affecting the eyes." Ju Hua
Cools the eyes. For Liver Heat. Ju Hua
Also... "calms Liver Yang (aka hypertension), but is famous for Liver Heat and bright eyes. Ju Hua
Use this (also could use Bo He and maybe one other) for "early stage of Wind-Heat") Ju Hua
This is great for DRY cough (but not recommenced for productive cough with sputum-- since it is Sweet (Bitter-Cold-Sweet) and would thus Tonify and produce additional liquid. Sang Ye (aka Folium Mori Albae)
Dui Yao "Sang Ju Yin" combines one herb for LU Heat and one herb for LIV Heat. (Both release Exterior Wind-Heat) LU heat is Sang Ye. LIV heat is Ju Hua.
Sweet, salty, sl. cold Periostracum Cicadae
Sweet, salty, sl. cold and "fabulous herb to vent Heat Chan Tui (aka Periostracum Cicadae)
Use exoskeleton for Exterior Wind and endoskeleton for Interior Wind. Chan Tui (aka Periostracum Cicadae)
"Think of little volcano": Great for cough with yellow sputum, Wind-Heat affecting the Lung, "Famous for sore throat WITH SWELLING AND PAIN: Fructus Arctii (aka Great Burdock Fruit aka Niu Bang Zi)
Looks like Adam's apple, so turned out to be good for throat Fructus Arctii (aka Niu Bang Zi)
Add last 5 minutes. Bo He
Along with (Ju Hua?), good for INITIAL STAGES of Wind-Heat. Bo He
Clears head, brightens eyes, benefits throat, vents rashes. Also for itching & pain. (Also included in Liver Qi Stagnation formula) Bo He
For initial stages of Wind-Heat; i.e., headache, fever, dry mouth, little sore throat Bo He
Both Wind-Cold and Wind-Heat produce fever & chills, but Wind-Heat is characterized by WHAT fever/chill distribution? More fever (or subjective feeling of being warm) than chills.
Caution in breast cancer or family history of breast cancer. Caution also in pregnancy: Can induce labor. Sheng Ma (aka Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Aka "ascending hemp." Use 3-9g to raise Yang qi. 9g or more to Clear Heat/Eliminate Toxins Sheng Ma (aka Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Created by: mrbarr