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Shi Chang Pu

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 05:46 PM
Open the Orifices

1 TASTE
Pungent and warm


2 MERIDIANS
Heart and stomach


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To open the orifices; 2. To transform dampness and harmonize the stomach; 3. To tranquilize the mind


4 INDICATIONS
1. Unconsciousness due to blockage of the pericardium by turbid phlegm of accumulation of dampness and heat. Grass leaved sweetflag (Shi Chang Pu) is used with fresh Bamboo juice (Zhuli) and Curcuma root (Yu Jin) in formula Changpu Yujin Tang.2. Dampness blocking the middle jiao (spleen and stomach) manifested as stifling sensation, distension and pain in the chest and abdominal region. Grass-leaved sweetflag (Shichangpu) is used with Tangerine peel e(Chen Pi) and Magnolia bark (Hou Po).3. Damp-heat blocking the middle jiao manifested as dysentery and vomiting after meals. Grass-leaved sweetflag (Shichangpu) is used with Coptis root (Huang Lian)4. Insomnia. Forgetfulness, tinnitus and deafness. Grass-leaved sweetflag (Shichangpu) is used with Polygala root (Yuan Zhi) and Poria (Fu Ling) in the formula Anshen Dingzhi Wan.


5 DOSAGE
5-8 g (double dosage for the fresh herb).


Shi Chang Pu

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