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Herbs 1- Hierarchy of Ingredients
principal ingredients directed toward primary disease or s/s being addressed. formula named after it
aids chief, directed at coexisting pattern, disease, or s/s
aids chief and deputy in treating primary disease, moderates or eliminates harmful effects of chief/deputy; has opposite effect to chief for mixed pattern diseases
`focuses action of formula on given channel or area of body
harmonizes or integrates actions of other ingredients
add something to formula
take away something from formula
add something, and take away something from formula