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Herb Singles: Herbs that are Downward Draining Overview
Terms in this set (14)
Herbs that are Downward Draining treat:
internal excess conditions such as constipation, stagnation in the Stomach and Large Intestines, accumulation of excess heat, edema, and food retention.
Downward Draining Sections:
Downward Draining Herbs General Cautions:
cases of exterior disorders without a concurrent interior condition.
Downward Draining herbs are also cautioned:
during pregnancy or lactation, in the elderly or when there is a Spleen and Stomach deficiency.
The use of harsher purgatives should be stopped immediately when:
the desired results are evident.
What must be done when preparing da huang for use as a purgative?
cooked in a decoction no more than 10 minutes
What should be done when preparing da huang to invigorate blood and to remove stasis?
fried in vinegar (cu zhi)
Mang Xiao is used as a purgative when the stool is:
dry and hard
Huo ma ren and yu li ren are used as moist laxatives in what patients?
elderly and post-partum
Gan sui, da ji, and yuan hua are incompatible with which herb?
Herbs that are Downward Draining: Purgatives
fan xie ye
lu hui (aloe vera juice)
Herbs that are Downward Draining: Moist Laxatives
huo ma ren
yu li ren
Herbs that are Downward Draining: Harsh Expellants
ALL Downward Draining herbs are contraindicated in pregnancy EXCEPT:
huo ma ren (and low doses of lu hui - aloe juice)
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