Journal of Acuherb in medicine


Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

 There are 12 Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior     Bo He  Field Mint, Mentha Chai Hu Thorowax Root , Bupleurum Chan Tui Circada Moulting Dan Dou Chi Prepared Soybean  Fu Ping Duckweed or Spirodela  Ge Gen Pueraria, Kudzu Root Ju Hua Chrysanthemum Flower  Man Jing Zi Vitex Fruit  Mu Zei Shave Grass, Scouring Rush Niu Bang Zi Great Burdock Fruit Sang Ye White Mulberry Leaf […]

Zi Su Ye

 Zi Su Geng (Perilla Stalk)  Herb 15 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Perillae Ramulus Chinese: 紫苏根 Tone Marks: zĭ sū gĕng Actions Calms the Fetus Opens the Chest Relieve Toxicity Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. Herb-Drug Interactions This section is […]

Zi Su Geng

Zi Su Geng (Perilla Stalk)  Herb 15 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior      Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Perillae Ramulus Chinese: 紫苏根 Tone Marks: zĭ sū gĕng Actions Calms the Fetus Opens the Chest Relieve Toxicity Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. Herb-Drug Interactions This section […]

Xin Yi Hua

Xin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower)  Herb 14 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Flos Magnoliae Lilliflorae Chinese: 辛夷 Tone Marks: xīn yí Actions Disperses Wind-Cold and Opens the Nasal PassagesFor stuffy nose, nasal obstruction, congestion, discharge, loss of smell, and related sinus headache. Can be used for any […]

Xiang Ru

Xiang Ru (Aromatic Madder, Elsholtzia)  Herb 13 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm Latin: Herba Elsholtziae Chinese: 香薷 Tone Marks: xiāng rú Actions Expels Summerheat From the Exterior and Dampness From the InteriorFor exterior disorders in the summer or dampness with chills, fever, headache, lack of sweat, […]

Xi Xin

Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)  Herb 12 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, KI Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice Chinese: 细辛 Tone Marks: xì xīn Translation: Thin Spicy Actions Releases the Exterior, Disperses ColdFor all exterior cold patterns, especially if accompanied by underlying Yang Deficiency or internal dampness. Stops […]

Qiang Huo

Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)  Herb 9 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: BL, KI Properties: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii Chinese: 羌活 Tone Marks: qiāng huó Actions Releases the Exterior and Disperses ColdFor chills, fever, headache and a heavy sensation in the body. Stops Damp Bi PainFor Wind-Cold-Damp Bi pain, […]

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)  Herb 10 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, SP, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis Chinese: 生姜 Tone Marks: shēng jiāng Actions Releases the Exterior and Warms the Middle JiaoFor exterior Wind-Cold, cold in the stomach causing vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal fullness with pain. Disperses Lung […]

Sheng Jiang Pi

Sheng Jiang Pi (Fresh Ginger Rhizome Skin)  Herb 11 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, SP, ST Properties: Spicy, Cool Latin: Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens Chinese: 生姜皮 Tone Marks: shēng jiāng pí Actions Harmonizes the Middle Jiao Dispels water and reduces edema. Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. […]

Sheng Jiang

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)  Herb 10 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior      Channels: LU, SP, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis Chinese: 生姜 Tone Marks: shēng jiāng Actions Releases the Exterior and Warms the Middle JiaoFor exterior Wind-Cold, cold in the stomach causing vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal fullness with pain. Disperses […]

Ma Huang

Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem)  Herb 8 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior      Channels: LU, BL Properties: Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm Latin: Herba Ephedrae Chinese: 麻黄 Tone Marks: má huáng Translation: Hemp Yellow Actions Releases the Exterior and Disperses Wind-ColdFor Wind-Cold excess patterns with fever, chills, headache, lack of sweating, and a tight, floating pulse. […]

Jing Jie

Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)  Herb 7 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, LIV Properties: Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm Latin: Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae Chinese: 荆芥 Tone Marks: jīng jiè Alt Names: Jing Jie Sui Actions Releases the Exterior and Stops WindFor common cold with headache from Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat, depending […]

Gui Zhi

Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)  Herb 6 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: HT, LU, BL Properties: Spicy, Sweet, Warm Latin: Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae Chinese: 桂枝 Tone Marks: guì zhī Actions Adjusts the Ying and Wei LevelsFor Wind-Cold from deficiency when sweating does not relieve the condition. Warms the Channels and CollateralsFor Wind-Cold […]

Gao Ben

Gao Ben (Straw Weed, Chinese Lovage Root)  Herb 5 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: BL Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis Chinese: 藁本 Tone Marks: găo bĕn Translation: Ligusticum root Actions Expels Wind-Cold and Stops HeadacheUsed especially for vertex headache, or headache that travels from the vertex to the cheeks […]

Fang Feng

Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)  Herb 4 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels:BL, LIV, SP Properties:Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm Latin:Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae Chinese:防风 Tone Marks:fáng fēng Translation:Guard Against Wind Actions Releases the Exterior and Stops WindFor common cold with headache, body aches, and stiff neck. Dispels Wind, Cold, and Damp ConditionsFor exterior Wind-Damp painful obstruction, […]

Er Bu Shi Cao

E Bu Shi Cao (Centipeda Herb)  Herb 3 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, LIV Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Centipedae Minima Herba Chinese: 鹅不食草 Tone Marks: é bù shí căo In Progress…   Contraindications and Cautions This section is being researched, and is not completed. Herb-Drug Interactions This section is being researched, and […]

Cong Bai

Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)  Herb 2 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Bulbus Allii Fistulosi Chinese: 葱白 Tone Marks: cōng bái Actions Releases Wind and Cold and Induces SweatingUsed in the very early stages of Wind-Cold invasion. Invigorates the Yang Qi and Disperses ColdFor cold and […]

Bai Zhi

 Herb 1 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior    Channels: LU, ST Properties: Spicy, Warm Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae Chinese: 白芷 Tone Marks: bái zhĭ Actions Dispels Wind and Stops PainFor external Wind-Cold, especially with sinus or yang Ming headache, supra-orbital pain and sinus congestion. Reduces Pus and SwellingFor early stages of surface level sores. This […]