160 Essential Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines by Bob Flaws

By Bob Flaws

It is a textbook on and compilation of a hundred and sixty ready-made chinese language natural medications. equipped in keeping with an identical different types as chinese language formulation and prescriptions books, it discusses the materials, capabilities, symptoms, dosages, and contraindications of one hundred sixty medications. those medicinal drugs and the firms that produce them were chosen not just for his or her medical application but additionally simply because they're unfastened from heavy metals, insecticides, Western prescription drugs, or endangered species. the writer additionally discusses how to mix those medications to regard complicated trend displays. there's an in depth symptom index and a formulation index.

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Schizonepeta and Soja are the ministers. Although they are acrid and warm, they assist the sovereign medicinals in opening the skin and hair and dispelling evils. Platycodon and Arctium diffuse the lungs and disinhibit the throat. Licorice clears heat and resolves toxins. Lophatherum clears heat from the upper burner. These are the assistant medicinals. Comments: This formula is similar in many ways to the preceding one. The key to distinguishing these is that Yin Qiao San is for exterior wind heat with fever and sore throat, while Sang Ju Yin is for exterior wind heat with less fever and toxins but more serious cough.

They boost stomach qi, engender fluids and humors, harmonize the constructive and defensive, and support the righteous in order to help dispel evils. They also replenish the interior so that evils cannot enter it. Comments: This is the single most commonly prescribed Chinese medicinal formula in the world. It is very useful that this formula is now available in pill form. Although this formula is traditionally described as resolving the shao yang division, it can also be used, and more commonly is, for harmonizing the liver and spleen.

This formula is also frequently referred to as Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Wan (Moutan & Gardenia Rambling Powder). Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan (Essential Formula for Painful Diarrhea Pills). stir-fried Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae (Bai Shao) Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu) stir-fried Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (Chen Pi) Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae (Fang Feng) < previous page page_43 If you like this book, buy it! next page > page_44 < previous page next page > Page 44 Functions: Soothes the liver, fortifies the spleen, and stops pain Indications: Liver assailing the spleen diarrhea and lower abdominal cramping.

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