Oriental Herbology II HERBS THAT CALM SPIRIT. Lana Farson, M.S., L.Ac. Symptoms of uncalm spirit. CALM SPIRIT HERBS 2 types

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1 riental Herbology II HERBS THAT CALM SPIRIT Lana Farson, M.S., L.Ac. 1 Symptoms of uncalm spirit 2 CALM SPIRIT HERBS 2 types 1.Sedative Herbs that calm spirit (Excess Type cases) 2.Nourishing herbs that calm spirit (Deficient Type cases) 3 1

2 Zh! Sh" vermillion sand Sedates HT, calms spirit Clears heat, relieves toxicity Expels phlegm, clears heat mercury Cinnabar Sweet, cool, toxic HT 4 1.Long term, large dose 2.KI or LV problem.1-.3 qian /.3-1 g do not cook (increases toxicity) Formula: Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Zh! Sh" - poisoning Symptoms of acute overdose: CNS disturbance with nervousness, a metallic taste in the mouth, swollen gums, poor appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, tremor, sexual dysfunction, and liver and kidney damage. Treatment of acute overdose: Seek emergency care for gastric lavage. Ingestion of milk, egg whites, or Lu Dou soup is advisable, as is detoxification with the formula Huang Lian Jie Du Tang plus Jin Yin Hua and Tu Fu Ling. Symptoms of cumulative toxicity: Headaches, vertigo, agitation, insomnia, tremors, spasms, deafness, restlessness, and behavioral changes such as depression. 5 Treatment of cumulative toxicity: Ingest 10-15g of black or green tea 1-2 times daily to facilitate mercury elimination. Alternatively, you can ingest a decoction of 250g of Tu Fu Ling at room temperature once a day for 10 days. You may repeat this after 3-4 days. Zh! Sh" modern usage Rarely used in modern TCM due to concerns of mercury poisoning Ayurvedic system: Small doses used to promote health & longevity, treat nervous disorders, heal bone fractures. Mercury is used is highly processed and purified, making it nontoxic. Studies have found that pills often contain both mercuric sulfide and metallic mercury, and adverse reactions have been reported with chronic use. Unclear whether the adverse reactions occur with pure mercuric sulfide as well, or only when metallic mercury is present. Since many of the preparations have not been analyzed, it is difficult to know what form of mercury is in a given pill. In short, the modern therapeutic use of mercuric sulfide is controversial and should be approached with caution under the advice of an experienced practitioner. 6 2

3 Cí Shí magnetic stone Pacifies & anchors LV, calms spirit Nourishes KI & LV Aids KI to grasp qi magnetite Magnetite / Loadstone Spicy, salty, cold KI, LV 7 1.SP/ST deficiency 2.Long term / high dose 3-10 qian / 6-30 g cook first Lóng G# dragon bone Calms LV, anchors yang (Sheng) Sedates HT & spirit (Sheng) Prevents leakage of fluids (Duan) Topically for skin (Duan) Sweet, astringent, neutral, KI fossilized bones s Draconis 8 1.Exterior disorders 2.Damp-heat 5-10 qian / gr cook first H# Pò amber Succinum Sedates & calms spirit Moves blood & menses Promotes urination Reduces swelling, promotes healing UB, 9 1.Yin def. with heat 2.Pregnancy 3.sedatives 1-3 qian / 3-9 g 3

4 Zh$n Zh! rare bead pearl Margarita Sedates HT, settles tremors Clears LV & eyes Promotes healing of skin Sweet, salty, cold 1.pregnancy.3-1 g Mother of pearl: Zh!n Zh" M# 10 Su"n Z%o Rén sour jujubee seeds sour date seed Ziziphus spinosa Nourishes yin & blood Retains qi & fluids Sweet, sour, neutral GB,, SP 11 1.Excess (heat, phlegm, ext. conditions) 2.Pregnancy 3-6 qian / 9-18 g (can crush before cooking) Formula: Suan Zao Ren Tang B%i Z& Rén lateral cypress kernel arborvitae seed Thuja orientalis Nourishes HT, calms spirit Moistens & eliminates dryness HT, KI, LI 1.Diarrhea 2.phlegm 3-6 qian / 9-18 g 12 4

5 Yu%n Zhì profound will Chinese senega Polygala tenuifolia Calms spirit, quiets HT Expels phlegm, clears orifices, stops cough Bitter, spicy, sl. warm HT, LU 13 1.Heat 2.Pregnancy 3.Do not o.d. 1-3 qian / 3-9 g Internal use: Zhi Yuan Zhi Y' Ji"o Téng vine of the night Tonifies HT blood, calms spirit Tonifies blood, moves qi, unblocks channels Alleviates itching fleece flower vine Polygonum multiflorum Sweet, sl. bitter, neutral 14 None 3-10 qian / 9-30 g AKA: Shou Wu Teng (vine of He Shou Wu) Hé Hu"n Pí collective happiness bark mimosa tree bark Albizia julibrissin Calms spirit, relieves constraint Moves blood, alleviates pain & swelling 1.pregnancy 3-5 qian / 9-15 g 15 5

6 Dr. Jiao s Quit Smoking Formula 1. He Huan Pi: calm spirit & relieve contraint (anti-pain, anti-nicotine, anti-addiction) 2. Yu Xing Cao: clears LU heat 3. Di Long: open meridians 16 Xie C%o valerian root Valeriana officinalis Calms spirit Relieves spasm & pain Decreases HTN Bitter, sweet, neutral 1.Sedatives 1-3 qian / 3-6 g 17 Líng Zh( spiritual mushroom Calms spirit, tonifies HT qi & blood Tonifies LU qi, transforms phlegm MR: boosts immunity MR: HTN, cholesterol, cancer reishi mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, LU 18 1.Excess conditions 1-5 qian / 3-15 g 6

7 Ling Zhi spiritual mushroom reishi mushroom Ganoderma lucidum 19 7

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