TCM Herbs that influence the Large Intestine Channel

Large Intestine - General Concepts

Below you will find Chinese Herbs that enter the Large Intestine Channel. Related Information [Meridian].

The Large Intestine Channel Is Influenced By 69 Herbs In Our Database

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

Bai Hua She She Cao

Bai Jiang Cao

  • Patrinia, Thiaspi
    • Clears heat, relieves toxicity, and expels pus - intestinal abscess, sores, swellings.
    • Dispels blood stasis, stops pain - for heat induced blood stasis, especially in the abdomen and chest; also for post-partum pain, post-operative pain.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Bai Tou Weng

Bai Zi Ren

  • Arbor-Vitae Seed
    • Nourishes heart blood, calms the spirit - irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations.
    • Moisten the intestines from blood/yin deficiency - constipation (elderly, post-partum women).
    • Nightsweats due to yin deficiency.
  • Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit

Ban Mao

  • Cantharides, Mylabris
    • Attack toxins, wears away sores - used topically for sores, carbuncles, scrofula.
    • Breaks up blood stasis, disperses clumps - palpable non-moving masses.
  • Herbs For External Applications
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy.

Ban Zhi Lian

Bing Lang

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  • Betel Nut, Areca Seeds
    • Kills parasites - tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, blood flukes, helps expel body of worms as well.
    • Promote movement of Qi, reduce stagnation - drains down and unblocks the bowels, food accumulation, abdominal distention, constipation, tenesmus.
    • Promote urination - damp phlegm and malarial disorders.
  • Herbs That Expel Parasites

Ce Bai Ye

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  • Biota Leaves
    • Cools blood, stops bleeding - vomiting blood, bleeding gums, coughing blood, blood in the stool or urine, uterine bleeding, bloody dysentery.
    • Stops cough, expels phlegm - lung heat patterns (cough w/phlegm), thick bloody sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
    • Promote healing of burns - topically in powdered form for early stages.
  • Herbs That Stop Bleeding

Chi Shi Zhi

  • Halloysite, Kaolin
    • Binds the intestines, stops cold diarrhea - cold diarrhea with mucus and bleeding.
    • Contain the blood, stop bleeding - uterine bleeding, excess menses, prolapse.
    • Promotes healing of wounds, chronic ulcers, topically for weeping damp sores.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind
  • Cautions

Chuan Xin Lian

Chun Pi

  • Bark or Root Bark of Ailanthus
    • Clears heat, dries dampness, binds up intestines - chronic diarrhea due to damp-heat, with blood in the stool, chronic vaginal discharge due to damp-heat.
    • Kills parasites - roundworms.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

Da Fu Pi

  • Areca Peel, Betel Husk
    • Promotes the downward movement of Qi, reduces stagnation - food stagnation and qi obstruction w/epigastric and abdominal distention, belching, acid regurgitation, constipation.
    • Expels damp, promotes urination - edema, dampness in the stomach and intestines.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Da Huang

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  • Rhubarb
    • Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat excess or yang ming stage illness.
    • Drains heat from the blood - blood in the stool from bleeding hemorrhoids or heat in the intestine; vomting blood or nosebleed accompanied by constipation; painful eyes or fire toxin sores due to heat in the blood level.
    • Drains damp-heat via the stool - jaundice, dysentery, lin syndrome.
    • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis - amenorrhea, abdominal masses, fixed pain due to blood stasis (recent and long-term blood stasis).
    • Clears heat and reduces fire toxicity - for burns, hot skin.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy and During Nursing
    • Avoid in exterior disorders and deficiency of qi and/or blood

Di Yu

  • Bloodwort Root
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding in lower burner due to damp heat - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids, uterine bleeding.
    • Clears heat and generates flesh - topically for burns, carbuncles.
  • Herbs That Stop Bleeding

Dong Gua Ren

  • Winter Melon Seed
    • Clears lung and intestinal heat, expels phlegm, discharges pus - thick, sticky, yellow phlegm, damp-heat with phlegm obstruction in the upper/lower jiao (lung/intestinal abscess).
    • Clears heat, drains dampness - leukorrhea due to damp-heat.
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness

Dong Kui Zi

  • Musk Mallow Seeds
    • Promotes urination - lin syndromes (hot, xue, stone), edema without lin issues, constipation.
    • Benefits the breasts - insufficient lactation, painful swollen breasts, breast abscess.
    • Moisten and unblocks the bowels.
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness

Fan Xie Ye

  • Senna
    • Drains downward, guides out stagnation - constipation due to heat.
    • Can also be used as a diet tea (1.5-3g).
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy, During Nursing, and During Menstruation

Gan Cao

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  • Licorice Root
    • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
    • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
    • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
    • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
    • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
    • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
    • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Cautions
    • Avoid with excess dampness, nausea, vomiting.
    • Incompatible with Gan Sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao (although used in some formulas with Hai Zao).
    • If taken for long periods of time, may cause hypertension and/or edema.

Gan Sui

  • Kan Sui Root
    • Drains water downward, drives out congested fluid - fluid in the chest and abdomen, general edema; violent passing of water through the anus.
    • Clears heat, reduces swellings - swollen, painful skin lesions due to damp-heat.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Incompatible with Gan Cao
    • Only for strong individuals.
    • Toxic - nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.

Gua Lou

  • Trichosanthes Fruit
    • Clears heat and transforms phlegm-heat - for heat-induced coughs with sputum that is thick and difficult to expectorate.
    • Expands the chest and dissipates nodules - constriction, pain, lung abscesses, breast abscesses.
    • The peel, Gua Lou Pi, clears and transforms phlegm heat - dissipates nodules, regulates qi - dry cough, throat, cough, difficult to expectorate sputum.
  • Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat
  • Cautions

Gua Lou Ren

He Zi

  • Myrobalan Fruit, Terminalia, Chebula
    • Binds the intestines - hot or cold diarrhea, dysentery.
    • Leakage of lung qi - cough, wheezing, loss of voice.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

Hong Teng

  • Sargentadoxa Vine
    • Clears heat, relieves toxicity, reduces abscesses, and stops pain - for intestinal abscesses and skin lesions with heat, swelling, and pain.
    • Invigorates the blood, disperses stasis - trauma, dysmenorrhea, joint pain.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Hou Po

  • Magnolia Bark
    • Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this).
    • Warms and transforms phlegm and directs rebellious lung Qi downward - wheezing, phlegm with coughing, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Hu Huang Lian

  • Pierorhizae Rhizome
    • Drains damp-heat - dysentery, sores.
    • Clears deficient heat - yin deficiency heat symptoms.
    • Clears heat and reduces childhood nutritional impairment - abdominal distention, afternoon fever, dysentery.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Hu Tao Ren

  • Walnut Nut
    • Tonify Kidneys - weak back and knees with coldness, frequent urination.
    • Warms lung, help kidney grasp lung qi - chronic cough, wheezing.
    • Moisten intestines - constipation in elderly patients.
  • Herbs That Tonify Yang

Huai Hua Mi

  • Pagoda Tree Bud
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - damp-heat in the large intestine - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids.
    • Cools liver fire - red eyes, dizziness.
  • Herbs That Stop Bleeding

Huang Lian

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  • Coptis Rhizome
    • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
    • Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp-heat in the stomach or intestine, diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to stomach heat.
    • Clears heart fire - irritability, insomnia.
    • Clears heat and stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in the urine, stool, vomiting due to hot blood.
    • Topically for red, painful eyes and ulcerations of the tongue and mouth.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Huang Qin

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  • Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria
    • Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings.
    • Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-heat in the stomach or intestines, diarrhea, dysentery; damp warm-febrile disease with fever, stifling sensation in the chest, thirst with no desire to drink; damp-heat in the lower jiao - lin syndrome; damp-heat jaundice.
    • Clears heat, stops bleeding - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool.
    • Clears heat, calms the fetus - restless fetus due to heat.
    • Sedates liver yang rising - headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste, flushed face.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Huo Ma Ren

  • Hemp Seeds
    • Moistens and nourishes the intestines - constipation in the elderly, aftermath of a febrile disease, postpartum, and in cases of blood deficiency.
    • Mildly nourishes yin - constipation with yin deficiency.
    • Clears heat - promotes healing of sores (orally or topically).
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Toxic - overdose may caus nausea, vomiting, and/or coma.

Ji Xue Cao

  • Asiatic Pennywort, Gotu Kola
    • Useful for gastrointestinal disorders related to damp heat - pain, dysentery, enteritis. ┬áLiver involved symptoms such as jaundice.
    • Diarrhea from summerheat.
    • Cools the blood and stops bleeding - nosebleeds, bleeding in the urine, uterine bleeding.
    • Useful to clear heat from the liver and benefit the eyes - glaucoma, cataracts, pinkeye.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution in pregnancy.

Jin Yin Hua

Jin Ying Zi

Jue Ming Zi (Cao Jue Ming)

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  • Foetid Cassia Seeds
    • Clears the vision and expels wind-heat - itchy, red and painful eyes, sensitivity to light due to wind-heat (stronger action in clearing liver-heat/fire than Qing Xiang Zi and
    • Mi Meng Hua; also nourishes kidney yin and liver yin).
    • Moistens intestines and unblocks the bowels - dry, chronic constipation especially due to liver yin deficiency.
    • Lowers blood pressure and serum cholesterol.
  • Herbs That Drain Fire
  • Cautions
    • Do not use with Huo Ma Ren.
    • Not recommended for patients with diarrhea.
    • Avoid in patients with hypotension (low blood pressure).

Ku Shen

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.

Lu Hui

  • Dried Aloe Leaf Juice
    • Drains fire and guides out accumulation - constipation, dizziness, red eyes, irritability; good for chronic cases.
    • Kills parasites, strengthens stomach - roundworms and ringworms.
    • Clears heat and cools the liver - epigastric discomfort, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, irritability, constipation, and fever due to heat in the liver channel.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy and During Menstruation

Ma Chi Xian

  • Purslane, Portulaca
    • Clears fire toxicity and cools the blood - damp-heat of fire toxin dysentery, hot or bloody lin syndrome.
    • Clears damp-heat and treats sores - fire toxin carbuncles or sores, as well as red and white vaginal discharge.
    • Antidote for wasp stings and snakebites.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Ma Dou Ling

  • Birthwort Fruit
    • Clears the lungs, transforms phlegm - cough, wheezing due to either lung heat or lung deficiency accompanied by heat signs, as long as there is phlegm clogging the lungs.
    • Hypertension, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Herbs That Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
  • Cautions
    • Contains Aristolochic Acid.

Mang Xiao

  • Glauber's Salt
    • Purges accumulations, guides out stagnation - heat in the stomach and intestines with constipation; moistens dryness and softens hardness.
    • Clears heat, reduces swelling - red, swollen, painful eyes, mouth, and/or throat; red, swollen skin lesions including breast problems.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy, while nusrsing, during menstruation.
    • Avoid in the elderly.
    • Avoid in cases of excess heat.

Ming Fan

  • Alum
    • Relieves toxicity, kills parasites, dry dampness, alleviate itch.
    • Topical wash for scabies, ringworm, damp or damp heat rash.
    • Swollen painful eyes, throat, and jaundice.
    • Stops bleeding, alleviates diarrhea - chronic blood in the stool/urine, hemorrhoidal bleeding, nosebleed, bleeding gums, any external bleeding.
    • Clears heat, expels phlegm, wind phlegm - irritability, delirium, convulsions, cough with thick sticky sputum.
  • Herbs For External Applications

Mu Xiang

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  • Costus Root
    • Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank pain, distention.
    • Regulates stagnated Qi in the intestines - diarrhea, abdominal pain (common herb to treat tenesmus).
    • Strengthens the spleen and prevents stagnation, used with tonifying herbs to reduce side effects.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Nan Gua Zi

  • Pumpkin Seeds
    • Expels parasites, alleviates pain - tapeworms, roundworms, schistosomiasis.
    • Benefits post partum fluid metabolism - post partum hand and feet swelling, aids in lactation.
  • Herbs That Expel Parasites

Pang Da Hai

  • Boat Sterculia Seed
    • Clears and disseminates lung qi - sore throat, hoarseness, phlegm-heat cough, constrained lung qi.
    • Clears intestines and unblocks the bowels - constipation due to heat.
    • Encourages expression of rashes (adjunctive herb).
  • Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat

Qian Niu Zi

  • Morning Glory Seed
    • Drives out water - for heat accumulation in the stomach or intestines, severe constipation, abdominal distention, urinary difficulty (water is expelled through urine and stool).
    • Unblocks the bowels and removes accumulations - constipation due to accumulation and stagnation of damp-heat in the stomach and intestines.
    • Drives out phlegm and congested fluids - cough, wheezing, chest fullness.
    • Expels intestinal parasites and reduces food stagnation - roundworm or tapeworm infestations and food stagnation.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Antagonist with Ba Dou
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.
    • Toxic, may cause nausea, vomiting.

Qin Pi

  • Bark of Korean Ash Branch
    • Drains damp-heat - dysentery (bloody).
    • Drains liver fire - eyes with redness, swelling, pain, or the formation of superficial visual obstruction.
    • Clears wind-damp - painful hot obstruction.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Ren Dong Teng

Rou Cong Rong

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  • Fleshy Stem of Broomrape
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - reproductive and urinary disorders such as impotence, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, posturinary dripping, cold pains in lower back and knees.
    • Warms womb - infertility, excessive uterine bleeding, leukorrhea from cold deficiency.
    • Moistens instestines - constipation, good for elderly or younger patients with blood and/or qi deficiency.
  • Herbs That Tonify Yang

Rou Dou Kou

  • Nutmeg Seeds
    • Binds the intestines, stops chronic/daybreak diarrhea due to cold from spleen and kidney deficiency.
    • Warms the middle burner, moves Qi - alleviates pain in abdomen, vomiting due to cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

San Qi (Tian Qi)

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  • Pseudoginseng Root
    • Stops bleeding, transforms blood stasis - internal and external bleeding such as vomiting blood, nosebleed, blood in the urine or stool.
    • Can stop bleeding without causing blood stasis.
    • Traumatic injuries - alleviate pain, reduce swelling from falls, fracture, sprains.
    • Invigorates the blood - chest and abdominal pain, joint pain from blood stasis.
  • Herbs That Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Shan Dou Gen

  • Subprostrate, Sophora Root
    • Clears heat, relieves fire toxicity, improves throat - painful, swollen throat.
    • Clears the lungs - cough due to lung heat.
    • Damp-heat jaundice.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Shang Lu

  • Poke Root
    • Drives out water through the urethra and anus - edema associated with severe constipation and urinary difficulty.
    • Reduces sores and carbuncles (topically).
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Sheng Ma

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  • Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome
    • Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel).
    • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or superficial areas, swelling, painful, sore gums, lips, and/or throat.
    • Raises yang, lifts spleen qi sinking (strong than Ge Gen) - for middle qi deficiency leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse of stomach, uterus, or rectum.
    • Serves to guide other herbs upwards.
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases of yin-deficient heat, upper-excesses and lower deficiencies.
    • Avoid with fully erupted measles.
    • Avoid in patients with breathing difficulties.

Su Zi

Suo Yang

  • Fleshy Stem of Cynomorium
    • Tonify kidney yang - impotence, frequent urination, spermatorrhea.
    • Nourish blood, tonify essence, strengthen sinews - motor impairment, paralysis from blood and jing deficiency.
    • Moisten instestines - constipation due to qi and/or blood deficiency.
  • Herbs That Tonify Yang

Tao Ren

  • Peach Seed
    • Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess.
    • Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to dry intestines.
  • Herbs That Invigorate Blood
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Wu Bei Zi

  • Gallnut of Chinese Sumac
    • Contain leakage of lung qi - stop chronic cough due to deficient lung.
    • Binds the intestines, stops diarrhea - diarrhea, dysentery, chronic blood in the stool, rectal prolapse.
    • Restrains leakage - nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, excessive sweat, bleeding.
    • Absorbs moisture, reduces swellings, relieves fire toxicity - topically for sores, ringworm, ulcerated skin, scars.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

Wu Mei

  • Mume Fruit
    • Inhibit leakage of lung qi - lung deficiency cough.
    • Binds intestines - chronic diarrhea or dysentery.
    • Generates fluids - alleviates thirst due to heat from deficiency or qi and yin deficiency, xiao ke.
    • Expels roundworm - alleviates abdominal pain.
    • Stops bleeding - blood in the stool, uterine bleeding with blood deficiency signs (dryness, thirst, parched mouth).
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

Xie Bai

  • Chive Bulb
    • Unblocks the yang Qi and disperses cold phlegm - damp-cold bi of the chest due to cold turbid phlegm preventing the flow of yang qi - chest, flank, or upper back pain, dyspnea, coughing, wheezing, stifling sensation in the chest.
    • Promotes the movement of Qi and Blood, alleviates pain - epigastric fullness, distention, abdominal pain, chest pain due to blood obstructing the heart channel.
    • Directs Qi downward, reduces stagnation - damp stagnation in the large intestine (dysenteric disorders).
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Xing Ren

Ya Dan Zi

  • Java Brucea Fruit, Brucea
    • Treats dysenteric disorders - chronic cold stagnation dysentery, alternating hard and soft stool; protozoan induced dysentery.
    • Intermittent fever and chills - malarial disorders.
    • Topically for warts and corns.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
  • Cautions
    • Toxic to stomach, liver, and kidneys.

Yu Li Ren

  • Bush Cherry Pit
    • Moistens intestines, unblocks the bowel - constipation due to qi stagnation in intestines.
    • Promotes urination and reduces edema in the legs.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward

Yu Xing Cao

  • Houttuynia
    • Clears heat and toxins, reduces swellings and abscess - for lung abscess or lung heat cough with thick, yellow-green sputum.
    • Relieves toxicity and expels pus for toxic sores (internally and topically).
    • Drains damp-heat, promotes urination - diarrhea, lin syndromes.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Yuan Hua

  • Genkwa Flower
    • Drains water downward, drives out congested fluid - cathartic and diuretic - fluids in the chest and abdomen.
    • Kills parasites - topically for ringworm.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Incompatible with Gan Cao.
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.
    • Toxic - may cause tremors and difficulty breathing.

Zao Jiao

  • Chinese Honeylocust Fruit, Gleditsia
    • Dispels phlegm - phlegm nodules, coughing with copious but difficult to expectorate sputum, strongly dispels phlegm.
    • Opens orifices and revives the spirit - sudden loss of consciousness with facial paralysis or seizures due to excessive phlegm.
    • Dissipates clumps and reduces swellings.
  • Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Zhi Gan Cao

  • Honey Fried Licorice Root
    • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas. ┬áSee Gan Cao for complete information.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

Zhi Shi

  • Immature Bitter Orange
    • Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas.
    • Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - frequently used for abdominal pain and constipation by accumulation and stagnant Qi.
    • Transforms phlegm and expels focal.
    • Used with Qi tonifying herbs for the prolapse of organs.
    • Raises blood pressure.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Zong Lu Pi

  • Trachycarpus Stipule Fiber
    • Binds and stops bleeding - coughing of blood, blood tinged sputum, nosebleed, blood in the stool, uterine bleeding.
  • Herbs That Stop Bleeding

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