Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui||1.5-3g||
Reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh, stops coughs, treats dyspnea and and alleviates pain.
With Gan Cao, moderates spasms and relieves abdominal pain. With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood and treats Blood Deficiency Heat. With Bai Shao and Chai Hu, for dysmenorrhea from Liver Qi Stagnation and Blood Deficiency.
|Rx. Paeoniae Alba||Bai Shao||1.5-3g||
Nourishes Blood, regulates menstruation. astringes Yin, softens the Liver and alleviates pain.
With Gan Cao, for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach. With Chai Hu, for flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation. With Huang Qin, for dysenteric disorders with abdominal pain due to Heat entering the Interior. With Huang Qin and Huang Lian, for Damp-Heat dysenteric disorders.
|Rz. Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong||2-10g||
Regulates Qi, helps Qiang Huo and Du Huo releases the exterior, moves Blood, expels Wind-Cold, enhancing the pain relieving function of the formula (especially in the head and neck) and treats headaches.
With Dang Gui, for Wind-Damp Invasion blocking the Blood vessels causing pain, numbness, and paralysis. With Sheng Di Huang and Bai Shao, for headache due to Blood Deficiency.
|Rx. Scutellariae||Huang Qin||1.5-3g||
Clears Lung Heat. dries Dampness, drains Fire and detoxifies.
With Bai Shao, for Dysenteric disorders with abdominal pain due to Heat entering the Interior. With Bai Shao, Zhi Zi and Huang Bai, for Damp-Heat jaundice. With Huang Lian, drains pathogenic Heat from the upper and middle Jiaos for high fever, redness, swelling and pain of the head and face, dry mouth, parched throat, ulcerations of the mouth and tongue, epistaxis, rashes and irritability in warm-febrile disease. With Huang Lian and Fang Feng, for Intestinal Wind with hemafecia. With Bai Shao, Zhi Zi and Huang Bai, for Damp-Heat jaundice. With Huang Lian and Zhi Zi, for acute febrile disease. With Chai Hu, for Heat in the Shao Yang with alternating chills and fever, and nausea. With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis. with Huang Lian, Huang Bai and Zhi Zi, for Lesions and sores with redness, swelling and pain.
|Fr. Gardeniae||Zhi Zi||1.5-3g||
Clears Heat, reduces Fire, eliminates irritability, drains Damp-Heat, cools the Blood, reduces swelling, activates Blood and relieves toxicity.
With Huang Qin, Huang Lian and Lian Qiao, for boils and carbuncles.
|Fr. Forsythiae||Lian Qiao||1.5-3g||
Clears Heat, relieves toxicity reduces abscesses, dissipates clumps and clears Blood Heat.
|Hb. Schizonepetae||Jing Jie||1.5-3g||
Releases the exterior, expels Wind, moves Qi, vents rashes, relieves itching and reduces swelling.
With Bo He, releases the exterior, disperses Wind in the head, vents rashes and alleviates itching. With Fang Feng, for exterior excess and initial-stage boils. With Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong, for Itching from Wind due to Blood Deficiency (stronger effect).
|Rx. Saposhnikoviae||Fang Feng||1.5-3g||
Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Jing Jie, for Wind-Cold and Exterior patterns in any season. With Bo He, Jing Jie, Huang Qin and Lian Qiao, for Wind-Heat. With Bo He, Lian Qiao, Huang Qin and Huang Lian, for acne due to Wind-Heat Attacking the upper body.
|Fr. Aurantii||Zhi Ke||1.5-3g||
Promotes the movement of Qi, reduces distention and pressure, resolves hardenings, removes stagnated food and disperses Heat.
With Bo He and Chai Hu, for upper Jiao surface Heat problems.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gan Cao||1.5g||
Clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, moderates spasms, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Bai Shao, for abdominal pain and intestinal spasms. With Jie Geng, for Pain and swelling of the throat. With Bai Shao and Huang Qi, for Abdominal pain and dysenteric diarrhea from Damp-Heat. With Bai Shao, Chai Hu and Dang Gui, for hypochondriac pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
|Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae||Bai Zhi||2.5-3g||
Expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, unblocks the nasal passages, dispels Cold, alleviates pain, reduces swelling, expels pus. expels Dampness and alleviates discharge.
With Jie Geng, for ulcerated boils when pus has not been discharged. With Chuan Xiong, for headaches. With Huang Qin, for Wind-Heat headache.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||2.5-3g||
Opens the Lungs, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and directs the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Zhi Ke regulates the Qi flow in the chest. With Zhi Ke and Qian Hu, improves Lung Qi circulation, expels Phlegm and stops cough. With Gan Cao and Huang Qin, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with for hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
|Rx. Bupleuri||Chai Hu||2.5-3g||
Expels Wind-Heat, spreads Liver Qi, relieves Stagnation and resolves Phlegm and congestion.
With Bo He, releases the exterior, reduces fever, and expels the pathogenic influences, especially from the muscle layer and emotional depression, a stifling sensation in the chest, and irregular menstruation due to Liver Blood Stagnation and Deficiency. With Huang Qin, for Heat in the Shao Yang. with Bai Shao, for Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation and vertigo, dizziness, thoracic and costal pain, and menstrual irregularity due to Liver Qi Stagnation. With Zhi Ke, for a stifling sensation in the chest, abdominal pain, poor appetite, and irregular bowel movements. With Gan Cao, for Wind-Heat fever. With Bai Shao, Dang Gui, and Bo He, for Liver Qi Stagnation with stress and emotional distress.
|Rx. Rehmanniae||Sheng Di Huang||1.5-3g||
Clears Heat and cools the Blood.
With Bai Shao, for Blood Deficiency Heat.
|Hb. Menthae||Bo He||1.5-3g||
Disperses Wind-Heat, vents rashes, clears the head, and eyes, benefits the throat, Relieves Stagnation of Liver Qi and expels turbid filth.
With Jing Jie, for Wind-Heat. With Bai Shao and Chai Hu, for Liver Qi Stagnation with chest and flank distention or pain.
|Rz. Coptidis||Huang Lian||1.5-3g||
Clears Heat, drains Dampness, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, and dark urine due to Fire toxin in the three burners. With Sheng Di Huang, for insomnia and delirium due to unremitting Heat injuring the Ying level.
|Cx. Phellodendri||Huang Bai||1.5-3g||
Drains Damp-Heat, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With zhi Zi, resolves constraint and directs Qi downward for clearing Heat and Fire from the Liver channel. With Huang Lian and Lian Qiao, for skin abscesses and lesions.
- Dispels Wind
- Disperses Stagnation
- Clears Heat
- Removes Toxins
- Suppresses Suppuration
- Toxic Heat
- Blood Heat
- Acute stage of facial acne and other upper body toxic swellings
- Head sores with secretion of pus and scabs
- Red pimples on face, neck, armpits and external genitalia
- Swelling, inflammation and infection of the ears and nose
- Abdominal rigidity
- Dark brown discoloration of the skin
- Perspiration and an oiling feeling on the palms and soles
- Abdominal tension
- Abdominal tension
- Otitis media
- Nasal suppuration
- Allergic rhinitis
- Nasal obstruction
- Herpes simplex
- Facial acne
- Suppuration of the ears and nose due to Wind-Heat
- Herpes zoster
- Appropriate for short-term use only.
- Modify for deficient patients.