Herbs That Anchor, Settle And Calm The Spirit

TCM Materia Medica

Herbs That Anchor, Settle And Calm The Spirit - Herbal Functional Grouping (7 herbs)

Herbs That Anchor, Settle And Calm The Spirit General Introduction
  • Mostly involves the heart and the liver - irritability, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, insanity.
  • Herbs within this group are usually minerals or shells with side effects of injuring the stomach and/or spleen - most often combined with herbs that nourish the stomach/spleen to offset this.
Herbs That Anchor, Settle And Calm The Spirit Section Summary / Study Notes
  • Long Gu, Mu Li - astringent
    • Mu Li - softens hardness and dissipates nodules.
    • Long Gu - more effective at calming the spirit, often used together to enhance their ability to harness upwardly transgressing yang.
  • Zhu Sha, Hu Po, Zhen Zhu - palpitations, emotional distress.
    • Zhu Sha - if symptoms are from fright and anxiety.
    • Hu Po - invigorate blood and dissipate stasis.
    • Zhen Zhu - seizures, convulsions from high fever.

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