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Pin Yin Name: Mao Dong Qing
Latin Name: Radix Ilicis PubescentisOther Name: Ilex Pubescens
MEDICINAL PART: RootTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: Antitussive and expectorant; hypotensive; detoxification.INDICATIONS: A) Promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis: For blood stasis syndrome with hypertension; B) Clear away heat and toxic materials: For skin infection, burn, wound infections, etc.; C) 3) Eliminate phlegm, and relieve cough and asthma: For lung-heat syndrome with cough and asthma.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Bai Mao GenLatin Name: Rhizoma Imperatae
MEDICINAL PART: RhizomeTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Hemostatic; B) Blood Cooling; C) Diuretic.INDICATIONS: 1) To cool the blood and stop bleeding -- Generally used for hematuria and metrorrhagia; also for hemoptysis, hematemesis and epistaxis (nosebleed), especially for bleeding due to high blood heat; 2) To clear away heat and promote diuresis -- For edema, dysuria, jaundice, etc.; 3) To clear away heat from the lung and stomach -- For febrile disease with excessive thirst and diabetes, vomiting and dyspnea.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Qian Cao
Latin Name: Rubia cordifoliaOther names: di hsueh (ground blood); hung geh (red vine); Mandjuchaka.
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: emmenagogue; hemostatic; refrigerant; promotes circulation and purifies blood; dissolves clots and clears cholesterol; inhibits tumor growth.INDICATIONS: amenorrhea and other menstrual disorders; uterine bleeding after childbirth and other types of internal hemorrhage; blood and liver toxicity; jaundice; hepatitis; cancer; tumors; kidney stones. CONTRAINDICATIONS: anemia INCOMPATIBLES: iron and other metal compounds and utensils. This is one of the most reliable alterative blood-purifying herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. It cools, detoxifies, and dissolves obstructions to the blood, particularly in the female reproductive system. Its deobstruent properties extend to tumors, kidney stones and lover cloth, all of which it helps dissolve and eliminate. It's an excellent choice for any condition that causes or is caused by blood and liver toxicity.
Pin Yin Name: Ban Lan GenLatin Name: Radix Isatidis
MEDICINAL PART: RootTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Antibiotic; B) Antipyretic (fever-reducer); C) Reduce Inflammation.INDICATIONS: Similar to WOODLEAF, but less bitter in flavor and cold in nature; usually used for seasonal febrile diseases, pestilence, mumps, eruptive diseases, inflammatory diseases with redness of skin, sore throat, etc.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Jing Jie
Latin Name: Schizonepeta tenuifoliaOther names: Nepeta japonica; Nepeta tenuifolia
MEDICINAL PART: stem, leaves, floral spikes THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: diaphoretic; antipyretic; hemostatic; analgesic. INDICATIONS: fevers; headaches; sore throat; abscesses and carbuncles; menorrhagia; uterine bleeding after childbirth; facial paralysis; loss of speech, and other stroke symptoms; stiff neck and spine.CONTRAINDICATIONS: noneINCOMPATIBLES: seafood, including shellfish.
Pin Yin Name: Jin Yin Hua
Latin Name: Lonicera japonicaOther names: woodbine; ren dung (endure winter)
MEDICINAL PART: flowers, stem, leaves.THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: antiphyretic; refrigerant; antiphlogistic; diuretic; antidotes; purifies blood.INDICATIONS: inflamed and swollen sore throat; bleeding ulcers' blood in sputum and stool; infections and poisons; abscesses, skin sores, infections and allergies; hemorrhoids; obesity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: noneINCOMPATIBLES: none This is an herb that should only be used for as long as it takes to relive the symptoms for which it is applied. If results are not obtained within 7 days, switch to a different herbs with similar properties.
Pin Yin Name: Nu Zheng Zi
Latin Name: Ligustrum japonicumOther names: Ligustrum lucidum; dung ching (winter green); la shu (wax tree)
MEDICINAL PART: berryTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: tonic; nutrient; diuretic; prevents tumor formation; builds immunity. INDICATIONS: insomnia; lack of appetite; fatigue; low libido; immune deficiency.CONTRAINDICATIONS: empty spleen and stomach (TCM); cold spleen and stomach. INCOMPATIBLES: none Recent laboratory research has revealed that the flesh of the berries has no medicinal value, but that the pharmacological principles are contained in the seeds within the flesh. This is one of the herbs currently under intense scientific scrutiny in China for its stimulant influence on the immune system.
Pin Yin Name: Sheng Yi Ren
Latin Name: Coix Lacryma-jobiOther names: Coix Chinesis; Pu Ti Dze (bodhi seeds)
MEDICINAL PART: seed THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: nutrient; diuretic; decongest lungs; antiphlogistic; anti-rheumatic; eliminates phlegm; refrigerant.INDICATIONS: dark scanty urine; swelling and pain in joints and sinews; rheumatism; lung infections; cough with blood in sputum; dry scaly skin; hernia; stomach ulcers.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none INCOMPATIBLES: none In order to gain optimum therapeutic benefits from this herb, it must become part of your daily diet for a period of at least 2-3 months. Since it lends itself so well to cooking, this is quite easy. The porridge can be used as a breakfast staple, sweetened with honey and dried fruits if desired, and the seeds can also be blended with brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat and other whole grain as a lunch and dinner dish.
Pin Yin Name: Chin Jiao
Latin Name: Justicia Gendarussa
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: antipyretic; antiphlogistic; diuretic; antidote; to alcohol poisioning.INDICATIONS: rheumatism; jaundice; toothache; fever; diarrhea. CONTRAINDICATIONS: none INCOMPATIBLES: diary products
Pin Yin Name: Ge Gen
Latin Name: Pueraria lobataOther names: Pachyhizus thunbergianus
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: antipyretic ; refrigerant; diuretic; nervine; antidote to drug and alcohol poisoning.INDICATIONS: fevers, headaches and pains in neck and shoulders; dysentery; skin rashes; convulsions; alcohol and drug poisoning. CONTRAINDICATIONS: none INCOMPATIBLES: none Simple decoctions of kudzu vine are particularly effective in relaxing tension and relieving pain the tight, aching neck and shoulder muscles caused by exposure to wind-heat conditions, such as in summer colds and air-conditioning.
Pin Yin Name: Fang Feng
Latin Name: Ledebouriella SeseloidesOther names: Siler divaricatum
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: antipyretic; analgesic; expectorant; antitussive; tonic to respiratory tract. INDICATIONS: headache and blurry vision; pain in shoulders and neck; bodily aches; bloodshot eyes. CONTRAINDICATIONS: chronic profuse sweating INCOMPATIBLES: ginger, aconite This herb lends itself well to use in herbal cooking, particularly meat and vegetable stews. If everyone in the house has come down with similar wind-injury symptoms, such as headache and aching muscles, you can add this herbs into your family meals.
Pin Yin Name: Yi Mu Cao
Latin Name: Leonurus sibiricusOther names: Siberian motherwort
MEDICINAL PART: seeds or entire plant except roots. THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: hemostatic; emmenagogue; diuretic; promotes circulation and clears clots; brightens eyes. INDICATIONS: uterine bleeding after childbirth; nausea during pregnancy; dysmenorrhea, irregular menses, PMS, and other menstrual disorders; female infertility; pain and swelling in breasts. CONTRAINDICATIONS: If needed for nausea and painful breasts during pregnancy, use moderately under TCM practitioner. INCOMPATIBLES: iron and other metal compounds and utensils. This herb is also known in Western herbal medicine as a reliable all-around remedy for female reproductive system disorders, particularly those related to menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth. Recent scientific research in North America has validated many of the virtues attributed to this herb in traditional medicine. Chinese women use it frequently to relive circulatory congestion and clear residual blood clots after childbirth.
Pin Yin Name: Gan Cao
Latin Name: Glycyrrhiza uralensisOther names: mi tsao (honey grass); sweetwood; Glycyrrhiza glabra; Glycyrrhiza echinata
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: expectorant; demulcent to lungs and bronchii; emollient to stomach ulcers; antidote; tonic; antipyretic; laxative; sedative; antitussive; reduces cholesterol and blood sugar; inhibits tumor growth. INDICATIONS: colds; fever; sore throat; lung and bronchial congestion; stomach ulcers; gastritis and acid indigestion; diabetes; blood and liver toxicity; gallbladder inflammation; irritability; alcohol and drug poisoning; abdominal pain; hepatitis and cirrhosis; damp, itchy scrotum and other skin rashes.CONTRAINDICATIONS: noneINCOMPATIBLES: Polygala tenufolia; Euphorbia sieboldiana; Euphorbia pekinensis; Daphne genkwa Licorice is one of the most ancient herbal remedies in the world. Records of its use in the Ayurvedic medicine of India go back over 4,000 years, and in 1923 a large quantity of this herb was discovered in excavation of a famous pharaoh's tomb in Egypt. Regarding its potent antidote properties, the Tang dynasty Chinese physician Sun Ssu-mo, writing 1,400 years ago in his classic health tome "Precious Recipes", states, "the detoxifying power of licorice when it meets poisons in the human body can be compared to the melting power of a pan of boiling hot water when poured onto snow on the ground.Licorice has been extensively researched by modern laboratory science, which has clearly validated many of the medical virtues traditionally attributed to it. Recent research done on whole licorice at the Green Medicine Research Laboratories in Long Island, New York, revealed that some of the herb's active components have a molecular structure very similar to hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex. This may explain the herb's remarkable capacity to balance and regulate so many vital functions, for secretions of the adrenal cortex play a central role in regulating the entire endocrine system, which in turn governs myriads of vital functions throughout the body. These adrenal-like constituents of licorice may also account for the herb's enhancement of overall immune response throughout the system.Recent studies conducted on licorice in China and Japan found that the herb stimulates production of interferon, though the mechanism by which this is accomplished is not known. The finding further underlines the importance of employing the while herb in medicine, instead of isolating only the known active compounds. The herb's interferon-producing property is what makes licorice such an effective treatment for hepatitis B and a potent inhibitor of tumor growth.
Pin Yin Name: Chuan Xiong
Latin Name: Ligusticum WallachiiOther names: Conioselinum univittatum; hsiang guo (fragrant fruit)
MEDICINAL PART: root THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: emmenagogue; tonic; analgesic; sedative; promotes circulation and purifies blood; lowers blood pressure.INDICATIONS: anemia; blood toxicity; all menstrual disorders; abdominal pain after childbirth.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none INCOMPATIBLES: talc; Coptis teeta, astralagus, Cornus officinalis. This herb's potent blood-purifying and blood-nourishing properties are currently under study in China and Japan for potential application in the treatment of cancer, AIDS and other serious conditions of impaired immunity in which strong blood and enhanced circulation are vital to survival and recovery of the patient.
Pin Yin Name: Bai HeLatin Name: Bulbus Lilii
MEDICINAL PART: Scale Leaf of the BulbTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Moisturizer; B) Antitussive; C) Sedative.INDICATIONS: 1) To moisturize the lungs and relieve cough -- For lung dryness with cough and hemoptysis; 2) To calm the heart and tranquilize the mind -- For the convalescence of febrile diseases manifested as irritability, insomnia, dreaminess, palpitation (irregular heartbeat) and absent-mindedness.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Huo Ma Ren
Latin Name: Fructus CannabisOther Name: Cannabis Seed
MEDICINAL PART: SeedTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: Laxative; Stimulating the intestinal mucosa, increasing secretion, decreasing water absorption and accelerating intestinal peristalsis; hypotensive.INDICATIONS: Moisturize the intestine and relax the bowels; for constipation as a result of dryness of intestine.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Pi Pa YeLatin Name: Folium Eriobotryae
MEDICINAL PART: LeafTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Strengthen the lung and stomach; B) Antitussive; C) Expectorant; D) Promote the production of fluids; E) Antemetic.INDICATIONS: 1) For lung deficiency manifested as productive cough with thick phlegm, or with dyspnea; 2) For vomiting and thirst due to stomach deficiency.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Sang Ji ShengLatin Name: Ramulus Taxilli; Ramulus Loranthi
MEDICINAL PART: Branch and LeafTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Strengthen the liver and kidney; B) Purify blood; C) Hypotensive.INDICATIONS: 1) To tonify the liver and kidney -- For rheumatism with hypofunction of the liver and kidney manifested as weakness of back and knees; 2) To nourish the blood and calm the fetus -- For threatened abortion due to liver and kidney deficiency; 3) For high blood pressure, especially for those with liver and kidney deficiency; 4) Recently, used for angina pectoris and arrhythmia.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: He YeLatin Name: Folium Nelumbinis
MEDICINAL PART: LeafTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Prevent dehydration; B) Strengthen the spleen; C) Improve circulation; D) Hemostatic; E) Hypocholesteremic.INDICATIONS: 1) To promote production of body fluid to quench thirst -- for dehydration, heat stroke, thirst, headache and diarrhea; 2) To strengthen the spleen; 3) To disperse blood stasis and stop bleeding -- For hematemesis, epistaxis (nosebleed), hemoptysis, hematuria, metrorrhagia, and other blood disorders; 4) To reduce the level of blood-fat -- For high cholesterol and angina pectoris (chest pain due to lack of blood circulation to the heart).CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
Pin Yin Name: Lien Zi
Latin Name: Nelumbium nuciferaOther names: Nelumbium nelumbo; Nelumbium speciosum
MEDICINAL PART: seed THERAPUTIC EFFECTS: tonic; nutrient; aphrodisiac; hemostatic; nervine. INDICATIONS: impotence; nocturnal emissions; menorrhagia; leukorrhea; neurasthenia; insomnia; venereal diseases; diarrhea; weak heart; pancreatitis. CONTRAINDICATIONS: constipation; indigestion and abdominal bleeding INCOMPATIBLES: none Lotus seeds can be used to make a delicious sweet soup, which is very popular as a snack or dessert in East Asia.
Pin Yin Name: Di Gu PiLatin Name: Cortex Lycii Radicis
MEDICINAL PART: Root CortexTHERAPUTIC EFFECTS: A) Antipyretic; B) Blood Cooling; C) Antitussive; D) Hypotensive.INDICATIONS: 1) For fever manifested as high at night and subside in the morning, night sweat, red and dry tongue; also for infantile malnutrition with fever; 2) For hematemesis, epistaxis (nosebleed), hemoptysis and hematuria due to high blood heat; 3) For cough and dyspnea due to lung deficiency; 4) For hypertension. In addition, also for tuberculosis lymphadenitis, urticaria (hives), allergic purpura, allergy to insect bites, etc.CONTRAINDICATIONS: none.
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