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Midterm Herbs - Long Version

herb name, and info required for all herb up to the midterm
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Ma Huang (Hb Ephedrae)
DIAPHORETIC WARMING

Functions:
1. strongly promotes sweating to release the exterior and dispel wind-cold
2. disperses the lung qi and calms asthma
3. promotes diuresis
Gui Zhi (Rm Cinnamon)
DIAPHORETIC WARMING

Functions:
1. releases the exterior and dispels wind-cold
2. invigorates the flow of yang qi and warms the channels
3. also used for arrhythmia
Bo He (Hb Menthae)
DIAPHORETIC COOLING

Functions:
1. releases the exterior to dispel wind-heat
2. benefits the throat
3. clear the head and eyes
4. regulates liver qi
Shi Gao (Gypsum fibrosum)
HEAT CLEARING AND FIRE PURGING

Functions:
1. clears heat, purges fire, brings down the yang ming fever
2. first choice herb for high fever
Huang Lian (Rz Coptidis)
CLEAR HEAT AND DAMPNESS

Functions:
1. drain damp heat
Shen Di Huang (Rx Rehmanniae)
CLEAR HEAT AND COOL BLOOD

Functions:
1. clear heat and cool blood
2. nourishes yin
Qing Hao (Hb Artimisiae)
CLEAR DEFICIENT HEAT

Functions:
1. clears deficiency heat
2. treats malaria
Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae)
HEAT CLEARING ANTITOXIN

Function:
1. clear toxic heat
2. dispels wind heat
Jue Ming Zi (Sm Cassiae)
CLEAR HEAT AND BRIGHTEN EYES

Functions:
1. clear liver heat and brighten the eyes
2. lowers serum cholesterol
Xing Ren (Sm Armeniacae)
ANTI-TUSSIVE

Functions:
1. descend rebellious qi and stop cough and asthma
2. moisten the bowels and treat constipation
Ban Xia (Rz Pinelliae)
RESOLVES COLD PHLEGM

Functions:
1. transforms cold-phlegm
2. descends rebellious qi
3. dissipates nodules
Zhu Ru (Caulis Bambuseae in Taeniis)
RESOLVES HEAT PHLEGM

Functions:
1. clears heat phlegm
2. descends rebellious qi
Bai Dou Kou (Fr. Amomi Cardamomi)
AROMATIC DAMPNESS RESOLVING

Functions:
1. aromatically transforms dampness
2. descends rebellious qi
Xiang Fu (Rz Cyperii)
REGULATES QI

Functions:
1. regulate liver qi
2. regulate menstruation, PMS and irregular menstruation
3. stop pain, dysmenorrhea, abdominal and epigastric pain
Da Huang (Rz Rhei)
PURGATIVE LAXATIVE

Functions:
1. drains heat and purges accumulation to relieve constipation
Huo Ma Ren (Sm Cannabis)
LUBRICATING LAXATIVE

Functions:
1. moisten the intestines to relieve chronic constipation
2. nourish the yin and body fluids
Bing Lang (Sm Arecae)
ANTI-HELMINTHIC

Functions:
1. kills parasites, especially tapeworms
2. regulate qi, relieves abdominal bloating and tenesmus
3. diuretic - promotes urination and relieves edema
Shan Za (Fr Crataegi)
DIGESTIVE HERB

Functions:
1. relieves food stagnation
2. activates blood
3. reduces serum cholesterol