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Materia Medica Final

Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold

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What do herbs that warm the interior and expel cold treat? INTERNAL cold, both excess and deficiency
What is the property of herbs that warm the interior and expel cold? hot or warm
What is the general taste of herbs that warm the interior and expel cold? acrid
What is the common contraindication of herbs that warm the interior and expel cold? pregnancy
What category of herbs does Fu Zi fall under? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of Fu Zi? Very acrid, toxic Hot
What channels does Fu Zi enter? Heart, Kidney, Spleen
What is the first of the main functions of Fu Zi? Restore yang; restore devastated yang to reverse peripheral frigidity for devastated yang and/or collapsed qi; tonify fire and for yang deficiency including kidney, spleen, or both with edema.
What is the second function of Fu Zi? Arthritis; disperse cold, warm channels, and alleviate pain for wind-cold-damp painful obstruction; RA, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome
What is the dosage and decocting instructions for Fu Zi? 3-15g; pre-decoct 30-60 mins prior to reduce toxicity
What are the contraindications of Fu Zi? ~pregnancy ~incompatible with Ban Xia, gua lou, tian hua fen, bei mu, bai ji, and bai lian
What are the two different types of Wu tuo? 1. Chuan wu (root of wu tuo, very toxic) 2. Cao wu (root of wild wu tou, even more toxic)
What is the taste and property of Wu Tou? Acrid, bitter, very toxic Warm
What channels does Wu tou enter? Heart, Kidney, Spleen
What is the function of Wu tou? Same as Fu Zi but with stronger effects to dispel wind-dampness, disperse cold and alleviate pain for wind-damp-cold painful obstruction
What is the dosage and cooking instructions for Wu tou? 3-10g; decoct first 30-60 mins prior to reduce toxicity
What are the contraindications of wu tuo? ~ pregnancy ~ incompatible with ban xia, gua lou, tian hua fen, bei mu, bai ji, and bai lian
In what category of herbs is Wu tou? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
In what category of herbs is Ding xiang (clove flower bud)? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of Ding xiang? Acrid Warm
What channels does Ding xiang enter? spleen, stomach, kidney
What are the functions of Ding xiang? Warms the middle and directs rebellious qi downwards for deficient or excess cold with hiccup and vomiting Warms kidney and assists yang for KD yang deficiency with impotence
What is the dosage for Ding Xiang? 3-6g
What are the contraindications for Ding Xiang? antagonizes yu jin
What are the two types of Ding Xiang and how do they differ in treatment? Gong ding xiang= rapid onset, stronger Mu dix xiang= slower onset, longer lasting
In what category of herbs is Rou Gui (cinnamon bark)? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of Rou Gui? Acrid, sweet Hot
What channels does Rou Gui enter? KD, SP, HT, LV
What is the first main (imperial) functions of Rou Gui? 1. Tonify fire, assist yang and guide fire back to its source. ~kidney (and spleen) yang def. or failure of fire in Gate of Vitality w/ or w/o yang floating upward ~weaker than fu zi to tonify and disperse cold, but gentler and longer lasting
What are 3 other functions of Rou Gui? 1. Disperse cold and alleviate pain: Congealed cold causing qi stagnation w/ pain or blood stasis w/ pain or dysmenorrhea, Warms womb for infertility 2. Warms for yin-type boils or non-healing sores 3. Combined with Qi and Blood tonics
What is the dosage and cooking instructions for Rou Gui? 3-6g; 1-2g if powdered and add to strained decoction Do not decoct for long periods of time
What are the contraindication(s) of Rou Gui? Preganancy
In what category of herbs does Gan Jiang (dried ginger) fall into? Herbs that warm the interior and Expel cold
What is the taste and property of Gan Jiang? Acrid Hot
What channels does Gan Jiang enter? SP, ST, HT, LU
What are the functions of Gan Jiang? 1. Warms middle, expels cold for spleen qi deficiency or excess cold in stomach 2. Warms lungs, transforms congested fluids for wheezing & coughing up copius watery sputum (chronic bronchitis) 3. Restore devastated yang (w/ Fu Zi)
What is the dosage for Gan Jiang? 3-10g
What is the contraindication for Gan Jiang? Pregnancy
In what category of herbs does Gao Liang Jiang fall? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of Gao Liang Jiang? Acrid Hot
What channels does Gao Liang Jiang enter? SP, ST (Middle Jiao)
What are the functions of Gao Liang Jiang? Warms middle, disperses cold and alleviates pain: - cold congealing and qi stagnation w/ epigastric & abdominal pain -epigastric and abdominal pain w/ diarrhea -stomach cold w/ nausea and vomiting
What category of herbs does Wu zhu yu fall under? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of wu zhu yu? Acrid, bitter Hot, sl. toxic
What channels does wu zhu yu enter? SP, ST, LV
What is the main functions of wu zhu yu? Disperses cold and alleviates pain: -LV: vertex headache, dry heaves, vomiting clear fluid, hernia pain -Def. cold of chong and ren; irr. menstration w/ cold pain in lower abdomen -Yang def. of SP & KD w/ early morning diarrhea
What is a secondary function of wu zhu yu? Soothe LV and redirect rebellious Qi downward for LV fire invading ST
What is the dosage/ other ways to use Wu zhu yu? 1.5-6g Can be applied topically to soles of the feet to lead fire downward and treat sores of mouth and tongue
What category of herbs does Hua Jiao (szechuan pepper) fall into? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of Hua Jiao? Acrid Hot, sl. toxic
What channels does Hua jiao enter? SP, ST, KD
What are the functions of hua jiao? -Warms middle and disperses cold for deficiency cold and excess cold in the spleen and stomach causing cold-damp diarrhea - Abdominal pain due to roundworms (eradicates parasites)
What category of herbs does xiao hui xiang (fennel) fall into? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of xiao hui xiang? Acrid Warm
What channels does xiao hui xiang enter? MJ, KD, LV
What are the functions of xiao hui xiang? -Disperses cold and alleviates pain for liver qi stagnation with distending testicular pain / hernia (wrap fried herbs in cloth and use as warm compression) - Facilitates movement of qi & harmonize stomach for stomach cold with vomiting & abdominal pain
What category of herbs does Bi ba (long pepper fruit) fall into? Herbs that warm the exterior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of bi ba? Acrid Hot
What channels does bi ba enter? ST, LI
What are the functions of bi ba? - Disperses cold, warms MJ, relieves pain for cold in MJ and LI with abdominal/epigastric pain, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dysentery. - Can be applied topically for toothache
What is the dosage of Bi ba? 1.5-4.5g
What category of herbs does hu jiao (black pepper) fall into? Herbs that warm the interior and expel cold
What is the taste and property of hu jiao? Acrid Hot
What channels does hu jiao enter? ST, LI
What are the functions of hu jiao? - Warms MJ, disperses cold for cold in yangming channels with vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. - Alleviates pain associated with malignancies (large dose, up to 30g, must cook 2 hours)
What is the dosage for hu jiao? 1.5-4.5g
Created by: courtney.marie23