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 medicinal drugs. equipped in keeping with a similar different types as chinese language formulation and prescriptions books, it discusses the elements, capabilities, symptoms, dosages, and contraindications of one hundred sixty medicinal drugs. those drugs and the firms that produce them were chosen not just for his or her medical application but in addition simply because they're loose from heavy metals, insecticides, Western prescription drugs, or endangered species. the writer additionally discusses the best way to mix those medications to regard complicated trend displays. there's an in depth symptom index and a formulation index.

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Asarum also warms cold and transforms phlegm as well as strongly disinhibits the orifices of the nose. Atractylodes and Akebia are the assistant medicinals. The former aromatically dries dampness, while the latter percolates1 dampness. Licorice and Ligusticum Wallichium are the messenger medicinals. Licorice harmonizes and regulates all the other medicinals in the formula. Ligusticum Wallichium leads the action of the other medicinals upward to the head and face region. Comments: This is a very good Chinese ready-made medicine for treating the symptoms of stuffy nose and runny nose when these are characterized as a wind cold pattern.

In addition, these strongly attacking and precipitating formulas easily consume and damage the righteous qi. Because lay people do not have the specialized knowledge and experience to use such formulas safely, they are also not typically made into readymade medicines. That being said, under this category of draining and precipitating formulas, there is the subcategory of moistening precipitating formulas for the treatment of fluid dryness constipation. This type of constipation tends to be chronic and enduring and is due more to vacuity than repletion.

Mint, acrid and cool, is the minister medicinal. It assists Morus and Chrysanthemum scatter upper burner wind heat. Among Platycodon and Armeniaca, one upbears and one downbears, thus resolving the muscles, depurating the lungs, and, therefore, stopping cough. Forsythia clears heat above the diaphragm. Phragmites clears heat, engenders fluids, and stops thirst. These two are the assistant medicinals. Licorice regulates and harmonizes these medicinals and is the messenger medicinal. The combination of Licorice and Platycodon is called Gan Cao Jie Geng Tang (Licorice & Platycodon Decoction).

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