Hu Po - Calm Shen
HT, LV, UB (1.5-3g)


Hu Po (Amber) - Hu Po the Hippo
When Hupo the Hippo's spirit was floating she would run in circles and cause a traffic jam with the other Hippos. All that horsing around caused some flesh wounds, so when she got injured she would drink cranberry juice to help generate flesh, and promote healing.

Hu Po had many sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency) when she got pregnant (cc: pregnancy).

English Name: amber
Pharmacuetical Name: Succinum
Properties: sweet, neutral

   Explanation of Key Words in this story...
spirit was floating anchors and calms shen
run in circles... traffic jam invigorates blood; dissapates stasis
cranberry juice promotes urination; unblocks PUD
generate flesh, and promote healing generates flesh; promotes healing


      Hu Po Actions and Indications
  • Anchors spirit and calms shen (restlessness, palpitations with anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, forgetfulness, childhood high fever, convulsions or seizures)
  • Invigorates blood; dissipates stasis (menstrual disorders like amenorrhea, trauma, pain with palpable immobile masses due to blood stasis, recent use for coronary artery disease)
  • Promotes urination; unblocks PUD (painful urination, edema, urinary retention, lin syndrome especially xue lin)
  • Generates Flesh; Promotes Healing (apply topically for chronic non-healing sores, carbuncles, ulcerations)
  • (cc: pregnancy caution)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
    Special Notes:
  • Hu Po may potentiate the effect of barbituates.

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