Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that tonify

Tonify Xu, strengthen or supplement body ‘s resistance against Disease.
Cautions: used only in Xu cond & not Xs.

Herbs that tonify yin

Rx: Yin Xu Syndromes That occur in later stage of febrile D or  in chronic D.  Lung Yin Xu, St Yin xu, Lvr Yin Xu, Kid Yin Xu.
Lu S/S: dry cough, bl, fever, dry mouth & Tongue
St S/s: dark red tongue peeled coat, dry throat thirst, absence of hunger constipation
Lvr Yin Xu: dry eyes blurred vision, dizziness vertigo
Kid Yin Xu: sore lower back & Knees, 5 ht’s hot, irritability, insomnia, seminal emissions, afternoon fever
Nature: cold, sweet, rich & cloying
Action: tonify, moisten, improve & nurture yin. Moisten dryness, calm spirit, transform phlegm, moisten Int, produce fluids allieviate thirst, tonify bl, stop bleeding & increase strength. Regulate fluid metabolism
Contraindicated: Sp/St Qi Xu, phlegm & dampness.

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Sha Shan~

(Glenhnia Root)

Strengthen ST, promotes body fluids
Clear Lu’s, Tonify Yin

  Sweet
Slightly cold

LU
ST

Xu cold

Mai Dong~

(Ophiopogon root)

Strengthen ST, promotes body fluids
Nourish Yin, Moisten LU’s
Heat in HT & irritability

Sweet
Bitter
Slightly cold

LU
HT
ST

Cough due to W/C
Phlegm & turbid Damp
Diarrhea due to Xu
Cold in Sp/St

Mo Han Lian^

(Eclipta)

Nourish Yin, Tonify KID
Cools Blood, Stops bleeding, Baldness

Sweet
Sour
cold

LIV
KID

SP/St Xu
Diarrhea due to cold

*Gou Qi Zi ^

(Wolfberry fruit)

Tonify kidneys & promote production of jing
Nourish Liver & brighten the eyes
Moisten the lungs

Sweet
neutral

LIV
LU
KID

 

Diarrhea due to Xu

*Nu Zhen ZI^

(Grossy Privet fruit)

Tonify LIV & KID,
Brighten eyes & clears heat

Sweet bitter cool

LIV
KID

Yang Xu
Sp/St xu
Diarrhea due to cold

* Brightens eyes
^ Lvr & Kid Yin Xu
~ Lu & St Yin XU

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