Glossary

AJAX progress indicator
  • coumarin
    Coumarin is antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar and antioxidant.  Coumarin is often said to be a blood thinner. There are
  • Cong Chi Tang
    Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction • 葱豉汤 • Cong Bai • Dan Dou Chi
  • Chen Pi
    Dried Tangerine Rind • Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae • 陈皮 • Warm • Bitter • Pungent • Aromatic • Lung • Spleen • Stomach
  • Clear Heat Dry Dampness
    Dry damp heat. For urinary difficulty, dysentery disorders, jaundice, eczema. Often used with herbs that drain fire and clear toxins. Bitter and Cold. Targets stomach, bladder, large intestine, and lower burner. Caution against spleen or stomach deficiencies because they are so cold
  • Clear Heat Cool Blood
    Cools down blood level/ nutritive level heat. Reduce bleeding. Clear blood toxins. Cold, bitter, sweet or salty. Typically used for yin deficient heat, nutritive level heat, blood toxins, jaundice, high fever, red tongue, warm heat infections, reduce bleeding (nosebleed, bloody vomit,(...)
  • Clear Heat Drain Fire
    Drains interior heat. Very cold. Treats high fever without chills, persistent thirst, mental confusion, dry mouth, yellow tongue, dark urine, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess yang brightness, and wind heat eye irritation. Targets lung, stomach, liver.
  • Lovage Root
    Szechuan Lovage Root • Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong • 川芎 • Warm • Pungent • Liver • Gallbladder • Pericardium
  • Chuan Xiong
    Szechuan Lovage Root • Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong • 川芎 • Warm • Pungent • Liver • Gallbladder • Pericardium
  • Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction
    Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction • 葱豉汤 • Cong Bai • Dan Dou Chi
  • Scallion and Platycodon Decoction
    Scallion and Platycodon Decoction • 葱白桔梗汤 • Cong Bai • Dan Dou Chi • Jie Geng • Jiao Zhi ZiBo He • Lian Qiao • Gan Cao • Xian Dan Zhu Ye
  • counteraction
    Where one herb reduces or neutralizes the side effects or toxicity of the second herb.
  • Cong Bai Jie Geng Tang
    Scallion and Platycodon Decoction • 葱白桔梗汤 • Cong Bai • Dan Dou Chi • Jie Geng • Jiao Zhi Zi • Bo He • Lian Qiao • Gan Cao • Xian Dan Zhu Ye
  • chest binding
    Feeling bloated in the abdomen, blocked and tight in the chest.  Definitive pain when pressure is applied to the areas. (Jie xiong, 结胸)
  • choleretic
    Stimulate liver bile production.
  • cholagogue
    Stimulate bile flow into the duodenum
  • cholagogic
    Increase bile flow.
  • COPD
     
  • cholecystitis
    Gallbladder inflammation that usually comes from a gallstone getting stuck in the opening. Symptoms include right upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes fever.
  • Tangerine Peel
    Dried Tangerine Rind • Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae • 陈皮 • Warm • Bitter • Pungent • Aromatic • Lung • Spleen • Stomach