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TCM Herbs with Hot (Re) Properties



Hot (Re) - General Concepts



9 Herbs In Our Database Have Hot (Re) Properties

Ba Dou

  • Croton Seed
    • Vigorously purges, warmly unblocks - severe cold accumulation in the interior leading to constipation and abdominal fullness and pain.
    • Drives out water and reduces edema - ascites.
    • Bursts clogged phlegm and improves condition of throat - difficult breathing due to phlegm in the throat, wheezing.
    • Promotes healing of abscesses and ulcers - topically, accelerates ulcerating process.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Antagonist with Qian Niu Zi
    • Avoid in Pregnancy
    • Toxic - very irritating to the skin and musous membranes

Chuan Jiao

  • Szechuan Pepper
    • Warms the middle warmer, disperses cold, alleviates abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea - spleen or stomach cold from deficiency patterns.
    • Abdominal pain due to roundworms (auxiliary herb).
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

Fu Zi

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  • Prepared Aconite Root
    • Restores devastated yang - extreme cold limbs with abundant cold symptoms.
    • Assists heart yang to unblock vessels and improve circulation, tonifies kidney yang to augment fire and avoid loss of the basal yang.
    • Warms fire and assists yang - any problem associated with weak heart, spleen, and/or kidneys.
    • Disperses cold, warms the channels, alleviates pain - wind-damp-cold bi, cold blocking organs, channels, sinews, bones or blood vessels.
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.
    • Avoid in yin deficiency with false cold and true heat.

Gan Jiang

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  • Dried Ginger Root
    • Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach both in conditions of excess due to externally contacted cold, as well as cold from deficiency due to yang qi deficiency.
    • Rescues devastated yang, expels interior cold - very weak pulse and cold limbs.
    • Warms the lungs and transforms phlegm - lung cold with thin, watery or white sputum.
    • Warms the channels, stops bleeding - hemorrhage of various types, especially for uterine bleeding (must be due to cold - chronic and pale in color, with cold limbs, soggy pulse).
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

Gao Liang Jiang

Liu Huang

  • Sulphur
    • Relieves toxicity, kills parasites, stops itching.
    • Used topically for scabies, ringworm, damp sores, ulcers, carbuncles.
    • Tonify ming men fire, strengthen yang - interior yin cold symptoms.
    • Kidney yang deficiency - cold lower back and knees, impotence.
    • Spleen deficiency cold - asthma, constipation (elderly plus Ban Xia.
  • Herbs For External Applications
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy.

Rou Gui

  • Dried Cinammon Bark
    • Warms the kidneys and fortifies yang - aversion to cold, cold limbs, weak back, impotence, frequent urination; also for waning of spleen and kidney yang with abdominal pain and cold, reduced appetite, diarrhea; wheezing due to failure of the kidneys to grasp the Qi.
    • Leads floating yang back to its source - upward floating of deficient yang; flushed face, wheezing, severe sweating (like oil), weak and cold lower extremities, deficient and rootless pulse (false heat-true cold, or heat above-cold below).
    • Disperses deep cold, warms the channels, alleviates pain due to cold causing qi or blood stasis; amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
    • Encourages generation of Qi and blood.
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
  • Cautions

Wu Zhu Yu

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  • Evodia Fruit
    • Warms the middle, disperses cold, relieves constraint in the liver channel and alleviates pain - headaches, nausea, cold hernia in the liver channel region.
    • Redirects stomach Qi downwards - due to liver and/or stomach disharmony.
    • Warms the spleen and expels damp cold, stops diarrhea.
    • Leads fire downwards - mouth/tongue canker sores (externally applied to canker sores).
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

Xian Mao

  • Golden Eye Grass Rhizome
    • Tonify kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, urinary incontinence, nocturnal emission, infertility due to cold womb (woman) or cold jing (man).
    • Expel cold, eliminate damp - bi with generalized pain, pain and/or weakness in the bones and sinews, lower back and knee pain, cold abdomen.
  • Herbs That Tonify Yang
  • Cautions
  • Avoid with yin deficiency, empty heat signs



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