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Herbs that calm the Shen, nourish Heart & calm the mind

Herbs which are milder. All do insomnia.

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Suan Zao Ren

(Wild Jujube seed)

Lvr yin Xu insomnia
Nourish bl, tranq mind
Irritability, stop sweating
Ht Bl Xu, Ht & Lvr yin XU & Bl Xu
Menopause, postpartum, night sweats

Sweet
Neutral

LIV
Ht

 

Bai Zi Ren

(Arborvitae seed)

Ht Bl Xu insomnia
Nourish Bl, Tranq mind
Moisten int, move feces
Good 4 elderly and Xu’s

Acrid
Sweet
Neutral

Li
Ht
LIV
Sp
Kid

Loose stools, xs phlegm

Yuan Zhi

(Polygala Root)

Pent up emotions
Calms mind, clear orifices
Mental disorientation, Xs bruding
Expels phlegm in Lu’s

 Bitter
Acrid
Warm

Lu
Ht
Kid

Gastric ulcers or gastritis

 

 

He Huan Pi

(Albizia Bark)

Lvr Qi Stagn
Tranq mind, relieve depression*
Invigorate Bl & reduce swellings
Pain, trauma, fractures.

Sweet
Neutral

Lvr
Ht

 

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