Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that are Astringent

Used for Xu conditions. They are assisting herbs; underlying problems need to be RX. 

Stops sweating, check diarrhea, control essence, hold in urine, stop leucorrhea. 
Used for weakness from chronic disease or unconsolidated anti-pathogenic qi.

Contraindications: E.P.F, int damp, heat.

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Wu Wei Zi

(Schisandra fruit)

Astringe LU’s & Nourish Kid
Body fluids, astringe sweat
Essence, diarrhea
Calms HT, soothe mind

Sour
Warm

LU
KID

Early stages of cough or rubella.
Xs int heat with unrelieved ext.

Shan Zhu Yu

(Dogwood fruit)

Tonify LIV & KID
Astringe sweating
Stop sweating
Use large doses for shock

Sour &
Slightly Warm

KID
LVR

Damp heat
Dysuria

Lian Zi

(Lotus seed)

Tonify SP, stops diarrhea
Reinforces KID & Controls essence
Nourish Blood & calms mind
HT-KID Connection

Sweet
Astringent
Neutral

HT
KID
SP

constipation

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