Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that Pacify the Liver & Subdue endogenous Wind

S/S Tremors, convulsions, spasms, dizziness, vertigo

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Mu Li
(Oyster Shell)

Settle & calm Spirit
Pacify Lvr & Subdue Yang
Soften hard masses (endometriosis), release nodules
Stop sweating, nocturnal emissions & leukorrhagia
Benefits yin
Masses in Lower Ab, irritability, poor temper

Salty
Astringent
Cool

LIV
Kid

Cook B 4 other herbs

Gou Teng*
(Uncaria stem)

Eliminate Int Wind, stop spasm
Clear heat, & pacify Lvr
HBP in Pregnancy
Releases the ext.
Heat induced wind & W/H

Sweet
Slightly
Cold

Pc
Lvr

Don’t cook for too long

Tian Ma*
(Gastrodia Tuber)

Eliminate wind, stop spasm
Pacify Lvr, Subdue Yang
Pain, H/A’s, Migraines
Wind phlegm, wind stroke, hemaplegia
W/D P.O.S

 Sweet
Slightly
Warm

Lvr

 

 

Bai Ji Li
(Tribulus fruit)

Pacify Lvr, Subdue Yang
Promote flow of Qi in Lvr, Stagn, expel wind
Stop itching, brighten eyes, Int & Ext wind
Vitaligo & Skin cond.
Lvr Qi Stag

Sweet
Neutral

Lvr
Ht

 

* these two herbs do headache, dizziness and vertigo.

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