Lu Gen - Clear Heat: Drain Fire
LU, ST (15-30g)

Lu Gen - Loogie Generating contest
Welcome to the Loogie Generating contest, where whoever wharfs the most loogies wins! So go on smoke a cigarette and eat some peppers till you vomit... whatever helps you generate some fluids folks! If you can't take the heat then please step out back to pee and scratch your weasel, cuz for everyone else its loogie hawking time!!!

But be careful, hawking too many loogies and vomiting for too long can cause some (cc: SP/ST cold from deficiency)

English Name: phragmites root, reed rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Phragmitis
Properties: sweet, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
smoke a cigarette... peppers till you vomit clears LU heat; clears ST heat, stops vomiting
generate some fluids... heat generates fluids; clears heat
pee... scratch your weasel promotes urination... vents rashes like measles


       Lu Gen Actions and Indications
  • Clears heat, generates fluids (high fever, irritability, thirst: qi level heat due to febrile diseases)
  • Clears heat from LU (Bronchitis, Lung abcess, acute Lung heat with cough and thick yellow sputum that is difficult to expectorate)
  • Clears ST heat; stops vomiting (nausea, vomiting, belching)
  • Promotes urination, vents rashes (dark, scanty urine, heat lin syndrome; promotes eruption of measles)
  • (cc: SP or ST cold from deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • Wei Jing is not the same herb as Lu Gen, but they are often used interchangeably.

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