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Wu Yao

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 12:50 AM
Regulate Qi

1 TASTE
Pungent, and warm


2 MERIDIANS
Lung, spleen, kidney and urinary bladder


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To regulate qi and stop pain; 2. To warm the kidneys and dispel cold


4 INDICATIONS
1. Cold and qi stagnation : a) manifested as stifling sensation in the chest and costal pain-Lindera root (Wu Yao) is used with Trichosanthes fruit (Gulaou), Curcuma root (Yu Jin) nd Bitter orange (Zhiqiao); b) manifested as epigatric and abdominal distension and pain -Linbera root (Wuyao) is used with Costus root (Mu Xiang); c)manifested as painful swelling of testicles or scrotum, or hernia. Lindera root (Wuyao) is used with Fennel fruit (Xiao Hui Xiang) and Green tangerine peel (Qinpi) in the formula Tiantai Wuyao San; b) manifested as dysmenorrhea-Lindera root (Wuyao) is used with Cyperus tuber (Xianfu), Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui) and Chuan Xiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).2. Kidney yang deficiency and deficiency and cold of the urinary bladder manifested as frequent urination and enuresis. Lindera root (Wuyao) is used with Bitter cardamom (Yi Zhi Ren) and Dioscorea (Shan Yao) in the formula Suoquan Wan.


5 DOSAGE
3-10g


Wu Yao

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