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herbs in this category release pathogenic diseases which are found
in the superficial level of the body.
When Pathogenic factors attack the body they first attack
the superficial area and exterior aspects of our bodies.
These herbs will expel or release the external pathogenic
factors through sweating, when the disease is in the skin sweating
will bring it out. If the disease progresses past the skin and
deeper into the body it enters the muscles.
The herbs in this
category will have a cool and pungent property which will expel
wind heat pathogens. Wind
heat will show itself in the superficial region as severe fevers
with mild chills and a sore throat.
Bo He Properties: PUNGENT, AROMATIC - COOL
1.5 – 6g.
Meridian: LUNG, LIVER
(Mentha) -expel wind-heat – fever, headache, cough
head and eyes- aids throat, sore throat, red eyes, headache
rashes – early stage to accelerates rash at early stage
-liver Qi stagnation – emotional, gynaecological disorders
Niu Bang Zi Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER - COLD
3 – 9g.
Great Burdock Fruit Meridian: LUNG, STOMACH
(Arctium) -expel wind-heat, benefits throat – fever, cough, sore-red-swollen
heat, relieve toxicity – red swellings, carbuncles, mumps, rashes
intestines – constipation due to wind-heat
Ge Gen Properties: SWEET, PUNGENT - COOL
6 – 12g.
Meridian: SPLEEN, STOMACH
(Pueraria) -release muscle, clear heat – fever, headache, stiffness in
back and neck
fluids – alleviate thirst with stomach heat
measles – accelerates rash at early stage
heat, helps spleen deficiency – diarrhea,
– headache, dizziness, tinnitus
Fu Ping Properties: PUNGENT - COLD
3 – 6g.
Duckweed Meridian: BLADDER, LUNG
-expel exterior heat – headache, body ache, diaphoretic
muscle level, vents rashes – accelerates rash at early stage
water, reduce swelling – hot superficial edema
in upper extremities,
Sang Ye Properties: SWEET, BITTER - COLD
4.5 – 15g.
White Mulberry Leaf Meridian: LIVER, LUNG
-expel wind, clear lung
heat – fever, headache, sore throat, cough, dry mouth, thick yellow
-clear liver – red-sore-dry-painful
-cool blood, stop bleeding – vomiting blood
Ju Hua Properties: SWEET, BITTER - COOL
Dosage:4.5 – 15g.
Chrysanthemum Flower Meridian: LIVER, LUNG
wind, clear heat – headache, fever
liver – red-painful-dry eyes,
excessive tearing, floaters
liver – dizziness, headache,
deafness, blurred vision
Chan Tui Properties: SWEET, SALTY - COOL
3 – 9g.
Cicada Moulting Meridian: LUNG, LIVER
wind, clear heat – loss of voice, swollen throat
rashes – accelerates early stage of rash
liver – red-painful-swollen
eyes, blurry vision
infantile wind – spasm, delirium, night terrors, convulsion
Chai Hu Properties: BITTER, PUNGENT - COOL
3 – 12g.
Thorowax Root Meridian: GALLBLADDER, LIVER, PERICARDIUM, SAN JIAO
less yang disorders – fever, chills, bitter taste, irritable, vomiting
-liver Qi stagnation – vertigo, menstrual disorder, chest pain, bloating
-spleen and stomach deficiency – prolapsed organ, diarrhea,
Dan Dou Chi Properties: SWEET, BITTER - COLD or WARM Dosage:6
Prepared Soybean Meridian: LUNG, STOMACH
-release both exterior hot or cold – yin deficient
vexation, irritability, restlessness, insomnia
Sheng Ma Properties: PUNGENT, SWEET - COOL
1.5 – 9g.
Black Cohosh Rhizome
Meridian: LARGE INTESTINE, LUNG, SPLEEN, STOMACH
(Bugbane Rhizome) -release exterior, vents measles – accelerates early stages
of skin rash
-clear heat, relieve toxicity – toxins in upper or superficial
areas, swelling-painful-sore gums/lips/throat
-raise Yang, spleen Qi sinking – short of breath, fatigue, prolapse
-guides other herbs
Man Jing Zi Properties: BITTER, PUNGENT - COOL
6 – 12g.
Meridian: BLADDER, LIVER, STOMACH
-expel wind, clear heat – headache with eye
-wind-heat in liver – excessive tearing, red-painful-swollen eyes,
expel wind – stiff-numb-cramping-heavy limbs
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