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Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

Treat int cold, which can be internally created or result of an invasion of cold into organs (ST/SP).
These herbs stimulate blood flow (caution w/ yin xu and pregnancy)

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Fu Zi

(Aconite)

Illegal, warms KID + SP Yang
Restores Devastated Yang
Warms Fire & assist Yang
Disperses cold, warms channel & alleviates Px

Acrid
Hot
Toxic

HT
KID
SP

Yin Xu
Pregnancy

Gan Jiang

(Dried Ginger)

COLD, SP XU
Warms middles expels cold
Rescues devastated yang & expels int cold
Warms lungs, transforms phlegm
Warms Channels, stops bleeding

Acrid
Hot

HT
LU
SP
ST

Yin Xu

Rou Gui

(cinnamon bark)

Warms KID, fortifies Yang.
KID yang Xu & MING MEN
SP yang
Leads fire back to its source
Disperses deep cold, warms the channels
Encourages the generation of Qi / Blood

Acrid
Sweet
Hot

HT
KID
LVR
SP

Yin Xu
Interior xs heat

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