Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Cool, pungent herbs that release the exterior

Chinese Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindications

 Bo He

(Mentha, Peppermint)

Wind Heat
Clear head & eyes
Promote free flow of LVR qi
Rashes to surface

Pungent
Cool

 

LU / LVR

Don’t over cook

 Sang Ye

(Mullberry Leaf)

Wind Heat
Clear LVR Heat
Benefit Eyes #1
Cool blood

Sweet, bitter, cool

LU / LVR

 

 Ju Hua

(Chrysanthemum Flower)

Wind Heat
Cleat LVR heat
Brighten eyes
Pacify LVR
Conjunctivitis #1

Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Cold

 

LU / LVR

 Yellow for: Wind Heat
White for:
Pacify LVR.
Expel Wind
Brighten eyes.

GeGen

(Pueraria Root)

Release Ext
Measles rash to surface
Yang to ↑ - diarrhea
Clear heat, promote body fluids.

Pungent, sweet, cool

 

SP / ST

For diarrhea herb must first be baked.

Chai Hu

(Bupleurum Root)

Wind Heat
Pacify LVR
& Elevate yang qi
* Shao Yang

Bitter Pungent Slightly cold

LVR
PC
GB
SJ

Hyperactivity of LVR Yang

Yin Xu

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