Gua Lou

Properties:  SWEET  – COLD                                                                                 Dosage: 9 – 30g.

Trichosanthes Meridian: LARGE INTESTINE, LUNG, STOMACH

Fruit -Pi (peal) -clears and transforms phlegm heat, dissipates nodules

-Ren Zi (seeds) -expels pus and promotes healing of sores (mastitis)

-moistens intestines (constipation due to dry)

 

Zhu Ru

Properties: SWEET  – COOL                                                                                 Dosage: 4.5 – 9g.

Bamboo Shavings Meridian: HEART, LUNG, STOMACH

-clear/transform phlegm heat and cough

-clears heat from stomach, stops vomiting

-disturbed heart by phlegm heat (insomnia, restlessness)

 

Fu Hai Shi

Properties: SALTY  – COLD                                                                                  Dosage: 6 – 15g.

Pumice Meridian: LUNG

-clear lung heat – expel phlegm, thick sputum, bloody sputum

-soften hardness – dissipate phlegm nodules – scrofula

-promote urination – re lin, stone lin

 

Hai Ge Ke

Clam Shell

 

Properties: BITTER, SALTY  – NEUTRAL                                                              Dosage: 6 – 15g.

 Meridian: KIDNEY, LUNG, STOMACH

-clear heat, direct lung Qi down – transform thick sputum with chest and or rib pain

-soften hardness, dissipate nodules – phlegm fire goiter and scrofula

-epigastric pain, acid reflux – (calcined powdered form)

 

Hai Zao

Sargassum Seaweed

 

Properties: BITTER, SALTY   – COLD                                                                   Dosage: 4.5 – 15g.

 Meridian: KIDNEY, LIVER, LUNG, STOMACH

-clear heat, reduce phlegm nodules – goiter, scrofula

-promote urination – reduce edema, leg edema and floating edema

 

Kun Bu

Kelp

Properties: SALTY  – COLD                                                                                  Dosage: 4.5 – 15g.

Meridian: KIDNEY, LIVER, STOMACH

-reduce phlegm, soften hardness – nodules in neck, fullness in chest due to phlegm

-promote urination, reduce swelling – lower extremity edema

 

 

Qian Hu

Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER  – COOL                                                                Dosage: 4.5 – 9g.

Hogfennel Meridian: LUNG

Root -re-directs rebellious lung Qi downward, expels phlegm

-releases wind from the exterior

 

Ban Xia

Properties: PUNGENT  – WARM/TOXIC                                                                 Dosage: 4.5 – 12g.

Pinellia Meridian: LUNG, SPLEEN, STOMACH

Rhizome -dry dampness, transform cold-phlegm, rebellious Qi

-harmonize stomach, stops vomiting

-dissipate nodules, reduce distension

TOXIC – caution with pregnancy

 

Dan Nan Xing

Jack In The Pulpit Rhizome

 

Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER  – WARM/TOXIC                                                    Dosage: 4.5 – 9g.

 Meridian: LUNG, LIVER, SPLEEN

-dry dampness, expel phlegm (drying aspect stronger than ban xia)

-disperse wind phlegm in channels, stops spasm

-reduce swelling, alleviate pain, deep rooted sores, yin type abscess.

TOXIC – caution with pregnancy

(ZHI / TIAN) Nan Xing = prepared with fresh ginger

(DAN) Nan Xing =  prepared with cow bile (good for Heat phlegm)

Tian Nan Xing

Jack In The Pulpit Rhizome

 

Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER  – WARM/TOXIC                                                    Dosage: 4.5 – 9g.

Meridian: LUNG, LIVER, SPLEEN

-dry dampness, expel phlegm (drying aspect stronger than ban xia)

-disperse wind phlegm in channels, stops spasm

-reduce swelling, alleviate pain, deep rooted sores, yin type abscess.

TOXIC – caution with pregnancy

(ZHI / TIAN) Nan Xing = prepared with fresh ginger

(DAN) Nan Xing =  prepared with cow bile (good for Heat phlegm)

Xuan Fu Hua

Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER  – WARM                                                               Dosage: 3 – 12g.

Inula Flower Meridian: LIVER, LUNG, STOMACH, SPLEEN

-redirect lung Qi downward, expel cold-phlegm

-stop vomiting, rebellious Qi

 

Bai Fu Zi

Properties: PUNGENT, SWEET  – WARM/TOXIC                                   Dosage: 1.5 – 6g.

Typhonium Meridian: LIVER, SPLEEN, STOMACH

Rhizome -Dry dampness, transform phlegm, expel wind-cold, stop spasm pain

-Relieve toxicity, dissipates nodules – snake bite

-TOXIC – do not use with pregnancy   (1.5-6g)

 

Bai Jie Zi

Properties: PUNGENT – WARM                                                            Dosage: 3 – 9g.

White Mustard Meridian: LUNG

Seed -warms lung Qi, expels cold-phlegm

-dissipates nodules, reduce swelling, alleviate pain, yin type boils

 

Jie Geng

Properties: BITTER, PUNGENT  – NEUTRAL                                         Dosage: 3 – 9g.

Balloon Flower Meridian: LUNG

Rhizome -opens up lung Qi, Expel phlegm (hot or cold), benefits throat

-promote discharge of pus

-guiding herb to lung

 

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