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Herb Categories

Practice Chinese Herb Categories

Herb NameCategory
MA HUANG / Ephedra Herba category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
GUI ZHI / Cinnamomi Ramulus category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
ZI SU YE / Perillae Folium category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
JING JIE / Schizonepetae Herba category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
FANG FENG / Saposhnikoviae Radix category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
QIANG HUO / Notopterygii Rhizoma seu Radix category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
GAO BEN / Ligustici Rhizoma category "Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
BAI ZHI / Angelicae Dahuricae Radix category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
XI XIN / Asari Herba category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
SHENG JIANG / Zingiberis Rhizoma Recens category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
CONG BAI / Allii Fistulosi Bulbus category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
CANG ER ZI / Xanthii Fructus category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
XIN YI HUA / Magnoliae Flos category Warm Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
BO HE / Menthae Haplocalycis Herba Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
NIU BANG ZI / Arctii Fructus Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
CHAN TUI / Cicadae Periostracum Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
SANG YE / Mori Folium Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
JU HUA / Chrysanthemi Flos Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
MAN JING ZI / Vitici Fructus Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
DAN DOU CHI / Sojae Semen Preparatum Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
GE GEN / Puerariae Radix Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
CHAI HU / Bupleuri Radix Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
SHENG MA / Cimicifugae Rhizoma Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
FU PING / Spirodelae Herba Cool Acrid Herbs the Release the Exterior
SHI GAO / Gypsum Fibrosum Clear Heat Drain Fire
ZHI MU / Anemarrhenae Rhizoma Clear Heat Drain Fire
ZHI ZI / Gardenia Fructus Clear Heat Drain Fire
DAN ZHU YE / Lophateri Herba Clear Heat Drain Fire
XIA KU CAO / Prunellae Spica Clear Heat Drain Fire
XI GUA / Citrulli Fructus Clear Heat Drain Fire
TIAN HUA FEN / Trichosanthis Radix Clear Heat Drain Fire
LU GEN / Phragmitis Rhizoma Clear Heat Drain Fire
JUE MING ZI / Cassiae Semen Clear Heat Drain Fire
SHUI NIU JIAO / Bubali Cornu Clear Heat Cool Blood
SHENG DI HUANG / Rehmanniae Radix Clear Heat Cool Blood
XUAN SHEN / Scrophulariae Radix Clear Heat Cool Blood
MU DAN PI / Moutan Cortex Clear Heat Cool Blood
ZI CAO / Arnebiae-Lithospermi Radix clear heat cool blood
HUANG QIN / Scutellariae Radix Clear Heat Dry Damp
HUANG LIAN / Coptidis Rhizoma Clear Heat Dry Damp
HUANG BAI / Phellodendri Cortex Clear Heat Dry Damp
LONG DAN CAO / Gentianae Radix Clear Heat Dry Damp
KU SHEN / Sophorae Flavescentis Radix Clear Heat Dry Damp
QIN PI / Fraxini Cortex Clear Heat Dry Damp
JIN YIN HUA / Lonicerae Flos Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
LIAN QIAO / Forsythiae Fructus Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
DA QING YE / Isatidis Folium Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
BAN LAN GEN / Isatidis-Baphicacanthis Radix Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
PU GONG YING / Taraxaci Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
ZI HUA DI DING / Violae Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
BAI JIANG CAO / Patriniae Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
CHUAN XIN LIAN / Andrographitis Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
BAI HUA SHE SHE CAO / Hedyotis Diffusae Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
BAI TOU WENG / Pulsatillae Radix Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
MA CHI XIAN / Portulacae Herba Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
HE YE / Nelumbinis Folium Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
LU DOU / Phaseoli Radiati Semen Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
BAI XIAN PI / Dictamni Cortex Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
TU FU LING / Smilacis Glabrae Rhizoma Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
SHE GAN / Belamcandae Rhizoma Clear Heat Relieve Toxicity
QING HAO / Artemesiae Annuae Herba Clear Heat From Deficiency
DI GU PI / Lycii Cortex Clear Heat From Deficiency
BAI WEI / Cynanchi Atrati Radix Clear Heat From Deficiency
YIN CHAI HU / Stellariae Radix Clear Heat From Deficiency
DA HUANG / Rhei Radix et Rhizoma Purgatives
MANG XIAO / Natrii Sulfas Purgatives
FAN XIE YE / Sennae Folium Purgatives
LU HUI / Aloe Purgatives
HUO MA REN / Cannabis Semen Moist Laxatives
YU LI REN / Pruni Semen Moist Laxatives
QIAN NIU ZI / Semen Pharbitidis Harsh Expellants (Cathartic Diuretics)
GAN SUI / Kansui Radix Harsh Expellants (Cathartic Diuretics)
BA DOU / Crotoni Fructus Harsh Expellants (Cathartic Diuretics)
FU LING / Poria Herbs that Drain Dampness
FU LING PI / Poriae Cutis Herbs that Drain Dampness
FU SHEN / Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Herbs that Drain Dampness
CHI FU LING / Poriae Rubra Herbs that Drain Dampness
ZHU LING / Polyporus Herbs that Drain Dampness
ZE XIE / Alismatis Rhizoma Herbs that Drain Dampness
YI YI REN / Coicis Semen KD Herbs that Drain Dampness
CHE QIAN ZI / Plantaginis Semen Herbs that Drain Dampness
HUA SHI / Talcum Herbs that Drain Dampness
MU TONG / Akebiae Caulis Herbs that Drain Dampness
DENG XIN CAO / Junci Medulla Herbs that Drain Dampness
QU MAI / Dianthi Herba Herbs that Drain Dampness
BIAN XU / Polygoni Avicularis Herba Herbs that Drain Dampness
DI FU ZI / Kochiae Fructus Herbs that Drain Dampness
DONG GUA REN / Benincasae Semen Herbs that Drain Dampness
BEI XIE / Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Rhizoma Herbs that Drain Dampness
YIN CHEN HAO / Artemisiae Scopariae Herba Herbs that Drain Dampness
HAN FANG JI / Stephaniae Tetrandrae Radix Herbs that Drain Dampness
DU HUO / Angelicae Pubescentis Radix Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (relieve pain)
WEI LING XIAN / Clematidis Radix Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (relieve pain)
CAN SHA / Bombycis Faeces Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (relieve pain)
QIN JIAO / Gentianae Macrophylla Radix Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (relieve pain)
HAI TONG PI / Erythrinae Cortex Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Open Channels & Collaterals)
MU GUA / Chaenomelis Fructus Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Open Channels & Collaterals)
SANG ZHI / Mori Ramulus Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Open Channels & Collaterals)
XI XIAN CAO / Siegesbeckiae Herba Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Open Channels & Collaterals)
QI SHE-BAI HUA SHE / Agkistrodon Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Open Channels & Collaterals)
SANG JI SHENG / Taxilla Herba Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Strengthen Tendons & Bones)
WU JIA PI / Acanthopanacis Cortex Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness (Strengthen Tendons & Bones)
QIAN HU / Peucedani Radix Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
CHUAN BEI MU / Fritillariae Cirrhosae Bulbus Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
ZHE BEI MU / Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
GUA LOU / Trichosanthis Fructus Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
GUA LOU PI / Trichosanthis Pericarpium Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
GUA LOU REN / Trichosanthis Semen Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
ZHU RU / Bambusae Caulis in Taeniam Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
KUN BU / Eckloniae Thallus Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
HAI ZAO / Sargassum Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
ZHI BAN XIA / Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
TIAN NAN XING / Arisaematis Rhizoma Preparatum Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
BAI JIE ZI / Sinapis Semen Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
JIE GENG / Platycodi Radix Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
XUAN FU HUA / Inulae Flos Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
BAI QIAN / Cynanchi Stauntonii Rhizoma Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm
XING REN / Armeniacae Semen Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
ZI WAN / Asteris Radix Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
KUAN DONG HUA / Farfarae Flos Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
ZI SU ZI / Perillae Fructus Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
PI PA YE / Eriobotryae Folium bitter Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
BAI BU / Stemonae Radix Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
SANG BAI PI / Mori Cortex Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
CANG ZHU / Atractylodis Rhizoma Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
HOU PO / Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
HUO XIANG / Pogostemonis-Agastaches Herba sl.warm Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
SHA REN / Amomi Fructus Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
BAI DOU KOU / Amomi Fructus Rotundus Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
CAO DOU KOU / Alpiniae Katsumadai Semen Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
CAO GUO / Tsaoko Fructus Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
SHAN ZHA / Crataegi Fructus Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
SHEN QU / Massa Medicata Fermentata Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
MAI YA / Hordei Fructus Germinatus Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
GU YA / Setariae (Oryzae) Fructus Germinatus Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
LAI FU ZI / Raphani Semen Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
JI NEI JIN / Gigeriae Gallii Endothelium Corneum Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
CHEN PI / Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium Herbs that Regulate Qi
JU HONG / Citri Reticulatae Exocarpium Rubrum Herbs that Regulate Qi
QING PI / Citri Reticulatae Viride Pericarpium Herbs that Regulate Qi
ZHI SHI / Aurantii Fructus Immaturus Herbs that Regulate Qi
ZHI KE / Aurantii Fructus Herbs that Regulate Qi
DA FU PI / Arecae Pericarpium Herbs that Regulate Qi
XIANG FU / Cyperi Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Qi
MU XIANG / Aucklandiae Radix Herbs that Regulate Qi
WU YAO / Linderae Radix Herbs that Regulate Qi
CHEN XIANG / Aquilariae Lignum Resinatum Herbs that Regulate Qi
TAN XIANG / Santali Albi Lignum Herbs that Regulate Qi
CHUAN LIAN ZI / Toosendan Fructus Herbs that Regulate Qi
SAN QI / Notoginseng Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
PU HUANG / Typhae Pollen Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
DI YU / Sanguisorbae Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
HUAI MI / Sophorae Flos Immaturus Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
CE BAI YE / Platycladi Cacumen Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
BAI MAO GEN / Imperatae Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
XIAN HE CAO / Agrimoniae Herba Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
BAI JI / Bletillae Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
AI YE / Artemisiae Argyi Folium Herbs that Regulate Blood/Stop Bleeding
CHUAN XIONG / Chuanxiong Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
DAN SHEN / Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
JI XUE TENG / Spatholobi Caulis Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
YAN HU SUO / Corydalis Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
YU JIN / Curcumae Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
YI MU CAO / Leonuri Herba Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
ZE LAN / Lycopi Herba Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
CHI SHAO / Paeoniae Radix Rubra Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
TAO REN / Persicae Semen Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
HONG HUA / Carthami Flos Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
E ZHU / Curcumae Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
SAN LENG / Sparganii Rhizoma Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
RU XIANG / Olibanum Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
MO YAO / Myrrha Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
HUAI NIU XI / Acyranthis Bidentatae Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
CHUAN NIU XI / Cyathulae Radix Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
WANG BU LIU XING / Vaccariae Semen Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
WU LING ZHI / Trogopterori Faeces Herbs that Regulate Blood/Invigorate blood
ZHI FU ZI / Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata Warm the Interior Expel Cold
GAN JIANG / Zingiberis Rhizoma Warm the Interior Expel Cold
ROU GUI / Cinnamomi Cortex Warm the Interior Expel Cold
WU ZHU YU / Evodiae Fructus Warm the Interior Expel Cold
HUA JIAO / Zanthoxyli Pericarpium Warm the Interior Expel Cold
DING XIANG / Caryophylli Flos Warm the Interior Expel Cold
XIAO HUI XIANG / Foeniculi Fructus Warm the Interior Expel Cold
BI BA / Piperis Longi Fructus Warm the Interior Expel Cold
HU JIAO / Piperis Fructus Warm the Interior Expel Cold
REN SHEN / Ginseng Radix Tonify Qi
DANG SHEN / Codonopsis Radix Tonify Qi
TAI ZI SHEN / Pseudostellariae Radix Tonify Qi
HUANG QI / Astragali Radix Tonify Qi
SHAN YAO / Dioscoreae Rhizoma Tonify Qi
BAI ZHU / Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma Tonify Qi
DA ZAO / Jujubae Fructus Tonify Qi
GAN CAO / Glycyrrhizae Radix Tonify Qi
HUANG JING / Polygonati Rhioma Tonify Qi
YI TANG / Maltosum Tonify Qi
SHU DI HUANG / Rehmanniae Radix Preparata Tonify Blood
ZHI HE SHOU WU / Polygoni Multiflori Radix Preparata Tonify Blood
DANG GUI / Angelicae Sinensis Radix Tonify Blood
BAI SHAO / Paeoniae Radix Alba Tonify Blood
E JIAO / Asini Corii Colla Tonify Blood
GOU QI ZI / Lycii Fructus Tonify Blood
SANG SHEN / Mori Fructus Tonify Blood
LONG YAN ROU / Longan Arillus Tonify Blood
LU RONG / Cervi Cornu Pantotrichum Tonify Yang
GE JIE / Gecko Tonify Yang
DONG CHONG XIA CAO / Cordyceps Tonify Yang
ROU CONG RONG / Cistanches Herba Tonify Yang
SUO YANG / Cynomorii Herba Tonify Yang
YIN YANG HUO / Epimedii Herba Tonify Yang
BA JI TIAN / Morindae Officinalis Radix Tonify Yang
XIAN MAO / Curculiginis Rhizoma Tonify Yang
BU GU ZHI / Psoraleae Fructus Tonify Yang
YI ZHI REN / Alpiniae Oxyphyllae Fructus Tonify Yang
DU ZHONG / Eucommiae Cortex Tonify Yang
XU DUAN / Dipsaci Radix Tonify Yang
GU SUI BU / Drynariae Rhizoma Tonify Yang
HU LU BA / Trigonellae Semen Tonify Yang
TU SI ZI / Cuscutae Semen Tonify Yang
ZI HE CHE / Hominis Placenta Tonify Yang
SHA SHEN / Glehniae-Adenophorae Radix Tonify Yin
XI YANG SHEN / Panacis Quinguefolii Radix Tonify Yin
MAI MEN DONG / Ophiopogonis Radix Tonify Yin
TIAN MEN DONG / Asparagi Radix Tonify Yin
SHI HU / Dendrobii Herba Tonify Yin
YU ZHU / Polygonati Odorati Rhizoma Tonify Yin
BAI HE / Lillii Bulbus Tonify Yin
MO HAN LIAN / Ecliptae Herba Tonify Yin
NU ZHEN ZI / Ligustri Lucidi Fructus Tonify Yin
HEI ZHI MA / Sesami Semen Nigrum Tonify Yin
GUI BAN / Testudinis Plastrum Tonify Yin
BIE JIA / Trionycis Carapax Tonify Yin
SHAN ZHU YU / Corni Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
WU WEI ZI / Schisandrae Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
WU MEI / Mume Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
HE ZI / Chebulae Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
ROU DOU KOU / Myristicae Semen Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
CHUN PI / Ailanthi Cortex Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
CHI SHI ZHI / Halloysitum Rubrum Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
LIAN ZI / Nelumbinis Semen Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
QIAN SHI / Euryales Semen Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
JIN YING ZI / Rosae Laevigatae Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
FU PEN ZI / Rubi Fructus Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
BAI GUO / Gingko Semen Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
FU XIAO MAI / Tritici Fructus Levis Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
HAI PIAO XIAO / Sepiae Endoconcha Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
LONG GU / Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
MU LI / Ostreae Concha Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
CI SHI / Magnetitum Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
ZHEN ZHU / Margarita Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
ZI SHI YING / Fluoritum Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
HU PO / Succinum Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit
SUAN ZAO REN / Ziziphi Spinosae Semen Nourish the HT and Calm the Spirit
BAI ZI REN / Platycladi Semen Nourish the HT and Calm the Spirit
YUAN ZHI / Polygalae Radix Nourish the HT and Calm the Spirit
HE HUAN PI / Albiziae Cortex Nourish the HT and Calm the Spirit
YE JIAO TENG / Polygoni Multiflori Caulis Nourish the HT and Calm the Spirit
SHE XIANG / Moschus Aromatic Substances the Open the Orifices
SU HE XIANG / Styrax Aromatic Substances the Open the Orifices
BING PIAN / Borneolum Aromatic Substances the Open the Orifices
SHI CHANG PU / Acori Tatarinowii Rhizoma Aromatic Substances the Open the Orifices
NIU HUANG / Bovis Calculus Aromatic Substances the Open the Orifices
LING YANG JIAO Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
GOU TENG / Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
TIAN MA / Gastrodiae Rhizoma Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
CI JI LI / Tribuli Fructus "Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
SHI JUE MING / Haliotidis Concha Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
DI LONG / Pheretima Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
BAI JIANG CAN / Bombyx Batryticatus Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
QUAN XIE / Scorpio Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
WU GONG / Scolopendra Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
DAI ZHE SHI / Haematitum Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
SHI JUN ZI / Quisqualis Fructus Herbs that Expel Parasites
BING LANG / Arecae Semen Herbs that Expel Parasites
DA SUAN / Alli Sativi Bulbus Herbs that Expel Parasites
BAI FAN / Alumen Substances for External Application
LIU HUANG / Sulfur Substances for External Application
SHE CHUANG ZI / Cnidii Fructus Substances for External Application
Created by: DaiseyBC