Bai Shao – Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
This herb cannot be neglected when the Liver needs to be nourished and pacified. Bai Shao alleviates flank or abdominal pain caused by either Liver constrain or disharmony between the Liver and Spleen. Its nourishing quality also aids in restraining the Yin in those cases where the Yang tends to float to the surface, causing spontaneous perspiration, or night sweats. It enters the Liver and Spleen channels.
Yin Chen Hao – Herba Artemesiae Capillaris
This is a primary herb that clears damp heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder and relieves jaundice. It clears heat and reliase exterior conditions for symptoms such as fever, chills, bitter taste in the mouth, constriction in the chest, flank pain, dizziness or nausea. Yin Chen Hao has been used in many clinical studies for Icterc Hepatitis with extremely positive results. It enters the Liver, Spleen and Bladder channels.
Cang Zhu – Rhizoma Atractylodis
This rhizome dries dampness and strengthens the spleen where loss of appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distinsion and pressure, or where nausea caused by dampness distressing the spleen occurs. It enters the Spleen and Stomach channels.
Dang Gui – Radix Angelicae Sinensis
In this case Dang Gui invigorates and harmonizes the blood, aiding Tin in the relief of pain caused by congealed blood. It also moistens the intestines and keeps the stool moving in the case of dry intestines. It enters the Heart, Liver and Spleen channels.
Huang Qin – Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Clears heat and quells fire, particularly in the upper brunner, when heat patterns such as high fever, irritability, thirst, or hot sores and swellings are occurring. It enters the Heart, Lung, Gall Bladder, and Large Intestine channels.
Chai Hu – Radix Bupleuri
This Liver herb can regulate temperature, enhance the immune system, pacify the nervous system, and lower blood pressure. In this formula, its ability to combine with Huang Qin to clear and drain damp heat resolves symptoms such as feelings of constriction in the chest, pain in the flanks, dizziness, and dry throat. It enters the Liver and Gall Bladder channels.
Qian Hu – Radix Peucedani
This herb expels phlegm and thick sputum that might gather in the lungs from heat in the upper brunner, by redirecting Qi downward. It enters the Lung and Spleen channels.
Fu Ling – Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
This tuber is used in many formulas to promote urination and help leeche out dampness or where there scanty urine due to damp heat. It also has a quieting effect on the Heart and calms the Spirit. It treats insomnia, palpitations and forgetfulness. It enters the Heart, Spleen and Lung channels.
Ren Shen – Radix Ginseng
Ren Shen is one of the most powerful tonics in Chinese Medicine. It tonifies Original Qi, Lungs, Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach, benefits Yin, generates fluids, Heart Qi, and blood. The list goes on, and it is without a doubt a benefit to most formulas.
Mu Tong – Caulis Mutong
In the formula, this herb is used to drain heat, especially when accompanied by sores in the mouth or tongue. It promotes urination and unblocks blood vessels. It enters the Heart, Bladder and Small Intestine channels.
Gan Cao – Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
This herb tonifies the Spleen and benefits the Qi. It moistens the Lungs and benefits deficient blood patterns. It also has the capacity for binding many herbs together into asynergetic way. It enters all 12 channels, principally the Spleen and Lung.