Chinese Herbal Medicine: 18 Categories
|1st Category||Herbs that Release the Exterior...|
|1st Category Classes|| 1.- Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior;|
2.- Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior.
|2nd Category||Herbs that Clear Heat...|
|2nd Category Classes|| 1.- Herbs that Drain Fire;|
2.- Herbs that Cool the Blood;
3.- Herbs that Clear Heat and Dries Dampness;
4.- Herbs that Clear Heat and Relieves Toxicity; and
5.- Herbs that Clear Heat from Deficiency Heat.
|3rd Category||Downward-Draining Herbs...|
|3rd Category Classes|| 1.- Purgatives;|
2.- Moist Laxatives; and
3.- Harsh Expellants (Cathartics).
|4th Category||Herbs that Drain Dampness.|
|5th Category||Herbs that Dispel Wind-Damp.|
|6th Category||Herbs that Transforms Phlegm and Stops Coughing.|
|7th Category||Herbs that Transforms Dampness.|
|8th Category||Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation.|
|9th Category||Herbs that Regulate the Qi.|
|10th Category||Herbs that Regulate the Blood...|
|10 Category Classes|| 1.- Herbs that Stop Bleeding; and|
2.- Herbs that Invigorate the Blood.
|11th Category||Herbs that Warm the Exterior and Expel Cold.|
|12th Category||Tonifying Herbs...|
|12th Category Classes|| 1.- Herbs that Tonify the Qi;|
2.- Herbs that Tonify the Blood;
3.- Herbs that Tonify the Yang; and
4.- Herbs that Tonify the Yin.
|13th Category||Herbs that Stabilize and Bind.|
|14th Category||Substances that Calm the Spirit...|
|14th Category Classes|| 1.- Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit; and|
2.- Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit.
|15th Category||Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices.|
|16th Category||Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors.|
|17th Category||Herbs that Expel Parasites.|
|18th Category||Substances for Topical Applications.|