Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

These herbs increase GIT secretion action (Tonify ST/SP)

Enzyme action (Fermentation)

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Shan Zha

(Hawthorn Fruit)

Reduces & guides out food stag (accumulation due to food stag)
Transform blood stasis & dissipates clumps (ab Px due to blood stag)
Stops Diarrhea
HBP

Sour
Sweet
Slightly Warm

LIV
SP
ST

ST/SP Xu w/out food stag

Shen Qu

(Medicated Leaven)

Reduces food stag & harmonizes ST
Added to pills to aid digestion & absorption

Sweet
Acrid
Warm

SP
ST

ST Fire

Mai Ya

(Germinated Barley)

Reduces food stag, strengthens ST (poor digestion)
Inhibits Lactation
Facilitates smooth flow of Qi

Sweet
Neutral

LIV
SP
ST

 

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