|Sha Ren - Aromatics that Transform Damp
SP, ST (1.5-6g)
Sha Ren - Sharen the Barren
After Sharen the Barren aborted her fetus due
to severe cold vomit and diarrhea she felt
CRUSHED, so she started dancing to prevent
damp qi stagnation in the middle jiao.
After the incident she had many hot sleepless nights (cc:
yin deficiency with heat) recalling the tragedy.
English Name: amomum, villous amomum fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Amomi
Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|cold vomit and diarrhea
||warms middle jiao; stops nausea and vomiting
||cooking: crush and add near the end
| damp qi stagnation of the middle jiao
||Transforms damp stagnation of middle jiao
Sha Ren Actions and Indications
- Transforms Damp stagnation of middle jiao (distress
of SP and ST due to dampness or stagnant qi, epigastric fullness and
bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea,
poor appetite, also prevents cloying of tonifying herbs)
- Warms Middle Jiao; stops vomit and diarrhea (cold
epigastric pain, vomiting, diarrhea)
- Calms Fetus (bleeding and abdominal pain during pregnancy,
morning sickness, restless fetus)
- (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
- (cooking: crush and add at the end)
- There are 4 major herbs to treat unstable pregnancy. Sha Ren is best
for qi stagnation in the middle burner, while Du
Zhong calms restless fetus due to KD and LV deficiency. Huang
Qin calms restless fetus caused by heat, while Bai
Zhu treats restless qi due to SP deficiency.
- For severe vomiting in pregnancy add Ban Xia.
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