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General principles of Chinese pharmacology 

Herbs according to clinical groups:
I Herbs that release the exterior: warming and cooling acrid herbs
II Herbs that stop vomiting
IIa Herbs that promote vomiting
IIb Herbs that stop vomiting

III Herbs that purge and drain
IIIa Herbs that aggressively purge
IIIb Laxative herbs that moisten
IIIc Strong laxatives

IV Herbs that Cool Heat
IVa Herbs that drain fire and cool heat
IVb Herbs that cool Liver heat
IVc Herbs that cool blood
IVd Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
IVe Herbs that cool and disinfect
IVf Herbs that clear heat from deficiency

V Aromatic herbs that Open the Orifices
VI Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
VII Herbs that Drain and Transform Dampness
VIII Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
IX Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

X Substances that Calm the Spirit
Xa Substances that Anchor and Calm the Spirit
Xb Substances that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Xc Substances that Extinguish Wind and Calm the Liver

XI Herbs that Regulate the Qi
XII Herbs tht Regulate the Blood
XIIa Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
XIIb Herbs that Stop Bleeding

XIII Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing
XIIIa Herbs that Transform Cold Phlegm
XIIIb Herbs that Cool and Transform Hot Phlegm
XIIIc Herbs that Stop Coughing

XIV Herbs that Promote Digestion

XV Tonifying herbs
XVa Qi tonifying herbs
XVb Tonifies yang
XVc Herbs that Tonify the Blood
XVd Herbs that Tonify the Yin

XVI Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
XVII Herbs that Expel Parasites
XVIII Substances for External Use

Treatment guidelines according to the main patterns of disharmony

How to prepare herbs

Appendix: Quality Proof of herbal drugs from Traditional


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Carl-Herman Hempen

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