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Herbs 1-Week 6

Herbs 1-Week 6- Clear Heat, Dry Dampness

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HUGE for clearing heat from the Upper Jiao. Is bitter & cold. Goes to LU-ST as well as LI/GB. Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
Clears Heat, Dries Damp-- especially for Middle Jiao. "Great for dysentery." (But dysentery is LOWER Jiao!!??) Goes to Heart and Liver as wells at Stomach and Large Intestine. Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Bitter and cold. Goes to KID and UB-- so Lower Jiao (Clear Heat-Dry Damp). She says it works for STDs but couldn't say for what specifically... Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Liver, Liver, Liver. (Although it enter LIV, GB AND ST). Infectious hepatitis, jaundice, STDs (although she emphasize STD indication much more wth Huang Bai...). "Sedates LIV heat" and "Excellent-- or the #1-- for clearing LIV Fire." Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb"
Bitter and Cold with a "descending nature" Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Bitter Cold and... ASTRINGENT!! (So can "purge Damp-Heat and RETAIN body fluids) Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
"THE herb for ShaoYang Heat (because it goes to GB and LU-ST or LI?), including irritability and anger. (Also calms the fetus.) Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
"Huge" for clearing Heat from Upper Jiao and also "calms the fetus." Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
One of only two of the Clear Heat-Drain Damp herbs that goes to Heart. But this one does not go to 6 channels... Since it goes to HT (and HT is "monarch") it indirectly clears Heat from all other organs. Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Clears Heat, Dries Damp. Goes to LIV and HT so can be used for LIV and HT "Fire." Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Is bitter and cold. Goes to KID and UB. Is "great" for Yin deficiency Heat, especially "deficiency KID fire." Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
When this herb, along with Zhi Mu (which is also for Deficiency KID Fire but is also MOISTENING), to the famous menopause formula Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, its name changes to Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan. Hint, hint. Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
"The #1 herb for clearing LIV Fire" Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb"
Clears LIV Heat from Upper AND Lower Jiaos. Upper: for the eyes. Lower: the genitals (remember the LIV meridian "wraps" around the genitals). Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb"
Clears Heat from GB and LIV. Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb:
Works for Liver Fire in Upper Body and Damp Heat in Lower Body. Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb:
Dragon Gallbladder Herb Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb:
Bitter Ginseng (goes to SIX channels? other than HT-LIV and LI-ST, what are the other w?) Ku Shen (SI, UB)
There's a WHOLE FORMULA built around this for Liver Fire and Damp Heat in Lower Jiao. Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) aka "dragon gallbladder herb" Formula is Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Dispels Wind, KILLS PARASITES, relieves ITCHING!! Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
"THE herb for (any kind of) itching" Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Commonly used both internally and topically for dermatological disorders caused by Damp-Heat. Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Why would you use an herb for the itching sFx of scabies when you could just kill the little buggers overnight with Permethrin cream (Elimite)? Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
"Great for Damp Heat in the UB (e.g., UTI)" Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Urinary tract infection Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Is EXTREMELY bitter so might cause N/V. Better to give in capsules/tablets to protect stomach. (Also has HORRENDOUS taste.) Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis) aka "bitter ginseng"
Bitter, cold, astringent. Enters LIV-GB and LI-ST. Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Yikes... this one is also for "diarrhea/dysentery d/t Damp Heat" What about Huang Lian??? Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Extra credit for this one. ('Cause why wouldn't this be Long Dan Cao??) "Clears LIV fire and brightens the eyes" Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
"Similar functions to Long Dan Cao"-- except that it is bitter, cold and ASTRINGENT! Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
She says this one, "similar to Long Dan Cao," can be used for IBS. Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Created by: mrbarr