Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae||Yin Chen Hao||12-65g||
Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder, relieves jaundice and is the principle herb for treating jaundice.
|Rz. Alismatis||Ze Xie||4-15g||
Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
Leeches out Dampness due to deficiency, promotes urination, strengthens the Spleen, and assists the Yang.
With Zhu Ling, promotes urination. With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and promotes urination. With Gui Zhi warms and transforms fluids, unblocks Yang and promotes urination. With Ze Xie, Gui Zhi and Bai Zhu for Dampness Obstruction causing Lin Syndrome, edema, heaviness of the body, and irritability.
|Scl. Polypori||Zhu Ling||2.3-15g||
Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness and dispels Heat.
With Ze Xie, drains Damp, unblocks and drains urinary pathways and drains Heat from the Bladder.
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||2.3-10g||
Strengthens the Spleen, aids transformation and transportation of fluids and resolves Dampness
With Fu Ling and Gui Zhi, for Spleen Deficiency with chest distention and edema.
|Ram. Cinnamomi||Gui Zhi||1.5-10g||
Warms the Ming Men assisting the Bladder in transforming and discharging urine, aids the Spleen to raise up Damp and releases exterior pathogens.
With Bai Zhu, for Heart and Spleen Yang Deficiency with palpitations, edema and shortness of breath.
- Promotes urination
- Drains Dampness
- Strengthens the Spleen
- Warms Yang
- Promotes the transforming functions of Qi
- Clears Damp-Heat
- Treats jaundice (more Dampness than Heat)
- Damp-Heat Injures the Spleen (jaundice with dysuria)
- Fever (maybe chills)
- Strong thirst with a desire to drink.
- Vomits immediately after drinking
- Urinary difficulty
- General sensation of heaviness
- Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea
- Throbbing sensations below umbilicus
- Vomits frothy saliva
- Abdominal pain and/or distention
- Dark urine
- Scanty urine
- Yellow sweat
- Shortness of breath
- Urinary retention
- Lower abdominal fullness
- Extreme thirst
- Lower abdominal distention
- Lower abdominal palpitations
- Abdominal pain
- Slightly pale skin tone
- T: Normal
- C:Thick, yellow and greasy
- P: Soft and rapid
- Acute or chronic nephritis
- Chronic renal failure
- Congestive Heart failure
- Ascites from liver cirrhosis
- Meniere’s disease
- Infectious hepatitis
- Acute gastroenteritis
- Acute genitourinary infections
- Neurogenic bladder syndrome
- Scrotal hydrocele
- Cardiac edema
- Chicken pox
- Renal cirrhosis
- Common cold
- Acute pancreatitis
- Herpes simplex
- Urinary tract infection
- Toxemia during pregnancy
- Motion sickness
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Viral conjunctivitis
- Renal atrophy
- Lower abdominal fullness and distention
- Abdominal fullness and distention
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic purpura
- Herpes zoster
- Vaginal discharge
- Bad breath
- Yellow perspiration
- With Spleen Qi and Kidney Deficiencies limit dosage, may combine with tonics.
- For urinary difficulty with Yin Deficiency, protect Yin.
- Overdose symptoms include - dizziness, vertigo, a bland taste and anorexia.
- Avoid long term administration.