Jue Ming Zi - Clear Heat: Drain Fire
LV, LI (9-15g)

 
Jue Ming Zi
Jway Mingzer was a tree crusher: a fire elemental who believed that eating wood helps the eyes. His favorite trees were peach trees, and to subdue his Yang he ate all the peach trees on the sunny side of the hill!

When he ate only peach trees he developed (cc: diarrhea) and (cc: hypotension).

English Name: cassia seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Cassiae
Properties: sweet, bitter, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
crusher crush before decocting
fire...wood... the eyes clears LV fire and eyes
peach trees moistens instestines, unblocks bowels
subdue his Yang subdues Yang

 

       Jue Ming Zi Actions and Indications
  • Clears LV fire and eyes (Liver fire or LV hyperactivity with headache, itchy, painful, red eyes; wind-heat from eyes; excess tearing, light sensitive, night blindness and optic nerve degeneration)
  • Moistens intestines, unblocks bowels (dry stool or chronic constipation due to dryness in the intestines)
  • Subdues LV yang (dizziness due to LYR, headaches; modern use to reduce cholesterol with related hypertension)
  • (Cooking: crush before decocting)
  • (cc: diarrhea)
  • (cc: hyportension)
    Special Notes:
  • Use up to 30g for reducing cholesterol.
  • Similar to Shi Jue Ming, but Jue Ming Zi is bitter and cold and more effectively treats eye disorders caused by wind and heat in the liver channel. Shi Jue Ming is salty and better to anchor liver yang and nourish yin.

 
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