Dai Zhe Shi - Hermatite

TCM Materia Medica

Dai Zhe Shi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "dai zhe shi" which in english is "hermatite", is categorized within the "herbs that anchor, settle and calm the spirit" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and pericardium channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Calms the liver, anchors floating yang, clears liver fire.
  • Directs rebellious qi downwards - belching, vomiting, hiccough, wheezing.
  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - vomiting of blood, nosebleed.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, dai zhe shi is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewChai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula)

Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire. Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed …

As noted above, dai zhe shi is within the herbs that anchor, settle and calm the spirit functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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