Materia Medica IV

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Materia Medica IV
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Herbs that cool Transform Phlegm Heat
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Herbs that cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat
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  1. What is Qian Hu's taste & property?
    • Bitter
    • Acid
    • Sl. Cold
    • LU
  2. What are the actions & indications for Qian Hu?
    • Redirect qi down & expel phlegm --> cough/wheezing w/thick sputum due to heat in LU
    • Release the exterior (mostly for heat) --> W-H or W-C w/cough & copious sputum
  3. Dosage for Qian Hu?
    4.5-9 grams
  4. Compare Qian Hu & Chai Hu:
    • Qian Hu --> dispel wind + transform phlegm + redirect LU qi down
    • Chai Hu --> dispel wind + release exterior + soothes LV qi + used for malarial dx
    • (Can be used together)
  5. What is Chuan Bei Mu's taste & property?
    • Bitter
    • Sweet
    • Sl. Cold
    • HT, LU
  6. What is Zhe Bei Mu's property & taste?
    • Bitter
    • Cold
    • (Good to clear heat)
    • LU, HT
  7. What is Zhe Bei Mu's Actions & Indications?
    • Clears & transform phlegm heat --> acute LU heat w/productive cough
    • Clears heat & dissipate nodules --> LU/breast abscess
  8. What is Zhe Bei Mu's dosage?
    3-9 grams
  9. What is Chuan Bei Mu's Actions & Indications?
    • Clear heat & transform phlegm --> many types of cough (mainly chronic), signs of yin deficiency, sl sputum difficult to expectorate, reduced appetite,stifling sensation of chest
    • Clear heat & dissipate nodules -->sores, swellings, scrofula, LU/breast abscess
    • Effect on smooth muscle
  10. What is Chuan Bei Mu's Cautions & Contraindications?
    Incompatible w/ Wu Tou
  11. What is Chuan Bei Mu's dosage?
    • 3-12 g
    • 1-1.5 g (powder)
  12. Compare Zhe Bei Mu & Chuan Bei Mu:
    • Chuan Bei Mu --> transform phlegm, clear heat, stop cough, dissipate nodules, bitter, sweet (helps moistens the LU in dryness), sl cold in nature, chronic cough due to LU def
    • Zhe Bei Mu --> transform phlegm, clear heat, stop cough, dissipate nodules, bitter & cold to drain fire, exterior conditions w/cough
  13. What is Gua Lou (whole fruit of herb;Quan Gua Lou) Properties/Taste?
    • Sweet
    • Bitter
    • Cold
    • LI, LU, ST
  14. What are the actions & indications of Gua Lou?
    • Clears heat & transform phlegm heat --> thick sputum and difficult to expectorate
    • Expand the chest & dissipate nodules --> qi accumulates in chest leading to stifling sensation. Painful obstruction in the chest.
  15. What are the contraindications of Gua Lou?
    • Cold from def of SP, ST, phlegm-cold or phlegm-damp
    • Incompatible with Wu Tou
  16. What is the dosage of Gua Lou?
    9-30 grams
  17. What are the properties of Gua Lou Ren?
    • Sweet
    • Cold
    • LI, LU, ST
  18. What is Gua Lou Ren's actions & indications?
    • Clears & transforms phlegm heat --> cool & moisten (good for cough w/chest pain)
    • Expand the chest --> accumulation of phlegm in chest leading to stifling sensation, pain or pressure
    • Moistens the intestines --> dry constipation w/LU heat, dry mouth, thirst & irritability
    • Promote healing of sores --> breast abscess & swelling
  19. What is Gua Lou Ren's contraindications?
    diarrhea due to cold from def of SP or ST
  20. What is Gua Lou Ren's dosage?
    9-12 grams
  21. Compare Gua Lou Ren, Tao Ren and Huo Ma Ren:
    • Gua Lou Ren --> Lubricates intestines, tx constipation due to heat in LU
    • Tao Ren --> Lubricates intestines, tx constipation caused by blood stasis & heat
    • Hua Ma Ren --> Tx constipation caused by def qi, induced dry intestines (esp for severe & predominant heat)
  22. What is Gou Lou Pi's properties?
    • Sweet
    • Cold
    • LI, LU, ST
  23. What is Gou Lou Pi (husk of fruit) actions & indications?
    Clears LU, transform phlegm, regulate Qi and expand the chest -->dry cough, dry throat due to W-H
  24. What is Tian Hua Fen (Gua Lou Gen)'s properties?
    • Bitter
    • Sl. Sweet
    • Cold
    • LU, ST
  25. What is Tian Hua Fen (aka Gua Lou Gen) Actions & Indications?
    • Clear & drain LU heat, transform phlegm & moisten LU dryness --> heat led to dryness
    • Drain heat & generate fluids -->Wasting & thirsting disorders (generate fluid), yin def thirst, heat injures fluids

    Relieve toxicity & Expel Pus --> hot toxic carbuncles & sores (topically or internally)
  26. What is Tian Hua Fen (Gua Lou Gen)'s Contraindications?
    • Pregnancy
    • Diarrhea due to cold from def of SP/ST
  27. What is Tian Hua Fen (Gua Lou Gen)'s dosage?
    9-15 grams
  28. What is Zhu Ru (Bamboo shredding) Taste & Properties?
    • Sweet
    • Sl Cold
    • GB, LU, ST
  29. What is Zhu Ru Actions & Indications?
    Clears & transform phlegm heat --> thick sputum

    Clears heat & stop vomiting --> bitter/sour contents due to heat in ST w/bad breath, aversion to heat, yellow greasy tongue

    Cools the Blood & stop bleeding
  30. Zhu Ru C & C:
    • Nausea & vomiting due
    • (finish)
  31. Fu Hai Shi (*) Taste & Properties?
    jjj
  32. Hai Ge Ke (*) clam shell: taste & properties?
    • Bitter
    • Salty
    • Neutral
    • KD, LU, ST
    • finish
  33. Kun Bu (***): Properties & Taste?
    • Salty
    • cold
    • KD, LV, ST
  34. Hai Zao (seaweed) (***) is good in clinical practice because:
    • Decrease bad cholesterol
    • Increase good cholesterol
    • Effect blood pressure
    • Tx thyroid disorder
  35. Pang Dai Hai (*) Taste & Properties:
    • clear voice
    • finish
  36. NEW CATEGORY:
    Ban Xia **** is very important category
    CC --> any bleeding, def heat signs & pregnancy. Raw form only for external use. 
    • Bei Mu --> phelgm heat obstruction
    • Ban Xia --> Phelgm cold obstruction
  37. Tian Nan Xing (***)
    Dan Nan Xing (****)= Tian Nan Xing + bovine bile
    • *Tian Nan Xing: toxic
    • Dry damp
    • Disperse wind phlegm in channel & stop spasm
    • LV, LU, SP

    • *Dan Nan Xing:
    • Transform phlegm-heat
    • Mental restlessness, insomnia, depression
    • LV, LU, SP, GB
  38. Bai Fu Zi (***)
    • Toxic
    • Expel phlegm, dry dampness
    • Expel wind-cold-damp & alleviate P! (Bi Syndrome)
    • Relieves tox & dissipates nodules
    • [Fu Zi = pre-decoct 2 hour ]

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