Yuan Zhi - Nourish HT Calm Spirit
HT, KD, LU (3-9g)

Yuan Zhi - "The Primary Bird: Jesus sent a Dove"...
His spirit and heart were calm, but when the disciple Paul saw the abcess in Jesus' side (from the spear wound) he had swollen eyes tired from crying. When they found out that Jesus' body had been abducted by aliens Paul opened his mouth to expel phelgm from LU

After his expectorant experience Paul swore off smoking to prevent (cc: excess fire or phlegm heat) and he quit eating spicy foods to prevent (cc: ulcers, gastritis)

English Name: polygala, siberian milkwort root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Polygalae
Properties: acrid, bitter, slightly warm

   Explanation of Key Words in this story...
spirit and heart calms spirit; quiets HT
abcess... swollen eyes tired from crying Resolve abcesses; dissipates swellings
abducted by aliens... expel phelgm from LU opens orifices; expels phlegm from LU


       Yuan Zhi Actions and Indications
  • Resolve abcesses; disspiates swellings (sores, boils, abcesses; swollen and painful breasts; internally or externally with yellow urine)
  • Calms spirit; quiets heart (restlessness, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, disorientation, excessive broodin or constrained emotion)
  • Expels phlegm from LU; opens orifices (phlegm blocking heart orifices with emotional and mental disorientation; seizures; cough with copious sputum that is difficult to expectorate, especially for phlegm-cold or wind-cold)
  • (cc: excess fire or phlegm heat)
  • (cc: caution with ulcers, gastritis)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Sheng- expel phlegm and open orifices, reduce abcess
  • Mi Zhi- calm spirit, quiet heart
    Special Notes:
  • Ye Jiao Teng is for depression due to blood stagnation, while He Huan Hua is for depression due to Qi stagnation. For depression with phlegm choose Yuan Zhi, while blood deficiency depression is best treated with He Huan Pi.

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