Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that clear heat and drain fire

Drain Fire:- Used for Rx interior heat. Properties: Antipyretic, anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial effects

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Zhi Zi
(Cape Jasmine)

(Gardenia Fruit)

Very good for Damp-Heat in all 3 Jiao’s
Clear Heat, Reduce Fire
Cool Blood, release toxins
Damp, damp heat in lower jiao
Skin cond, blood from heat

Bitter
Cold (very)

HT
LVR
LU
ST
SJ

Diarrhoea
Weak SP

Shi Gao
(Gypsum)

Clear Heat
Sedate Fire
Irritability & thirst
Delirium
High Fever without Chills

Coldest mineral
Sweet
Pungent

LU
ST

Weak ST

Zhi Mu
(Anemarrhene Rhizome)

Clear Heat & reduce fire
Nourish Yin & moistens dryness
Good for menopause, 5 HT’s hot, TB
Drains heat in the lower jiao

Sweet
Bitter
Cold

LU
ST
KD

Diarrhoea
Weak SP

Zhu Ye
(Bamboo Leaf)

Clear Heat relieve irritability
↑ Urination
Good for heat in HT & ST

Sweet
Cold

HT
LU  BL
ST   SI

Weak ST

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