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1 Herbs that calm the spirit Treating disturbances of the spirit:irritability, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety and even some forms of insanityAnchor, settle, and calm the spiritLong Gu, Mu Li, Ci Shi, Zhen Zhu, Zhen Zhu Mu, Hu Po, Long ChiNourish the heart and calm the spiritSuan Zao Ren, Bai Zi Ren, Yuan Zhi, Ye Jiao Teng, Ling Zhi, He Huan PiContraindications
2 Herbs that calm the spirit Herbs that Anchor, settle, and calm the spiritLong Gu 龙骨；Mu Li 牡蛎；Ci Shi 磁石；Zhen Zhu 珍珠；Zhen Zhu Mu 珍珠母；Hu Po 琥珀；Long Chi 龙齿；
4 Long Gu 龙骨 ( neutral ) Astringent Actions Pharmaceutical NameFossilia Ossis MastodiActions1. Settles anxiety and calms the spirit2. Calms the liver and anchors and preserves the floating yang3. Prevents leakage of fluids3. Used topically for chornic, nonhealing sores & ulcersIndications( Deficiency )Emotional distress restlessness, insomnia, palpitations and anexityIrritability, restlessness, dizziness, vergito, blurred vision due to Liver yang risingSpermatorrhea, nightsweats, spontaneous sweatingDosage15 – 30 g ( should be cooked first )CookToxic Sym.Severe heart arrhythmia
5 Long Gu 龙骨 ( neutral ) Contraindications Warm-dampness Bradycardia, or extrasystolesCombinationsIndicationsFormularYuan Zhi 远志Gui Ban 龟板Suan Zao Ren 酸枣仁Palpitation, forgetfulness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleepMu Li 牡蛎Niu Xi 牛膝Dai Ze Shi 代赭石Insomnia, irritability, dizziness, and blurred vision due to liver yang risingZhen GanXi Feng Tang 镇肝熄风汤Huang Qi 黄芪Bai Shao 白芍Spontaneous sweatingHai Piao Xiao 海螵蛸Wu Wei Zi 五味子Irregular uterine bleeding or vaginal dischargeShan Zhu Yu 山茱萸Night sweats due to yin def.
7 Mu Li 牡蛎 ( Cool ) Astringent Actions Pharmaceutical NameOstreae ConchaActions1. Heavily settles and calms the spirit2. Benefits the yin and anchors the floating yang2. Prevents leakage of fluids3. Softens hardness and dissipates nodules3. Absorbs acidity and alleviates painIndications( Deficiency )Palpitation with anxiety, restlessness, and insomniaIrritability, insomnia, dizzziness, tinnitus, blurred vision due to yin def. with ascendant yangContinuous sweatingVarious kinds of lumpsDosage9 – 30 gCookToxic Sym.Frequent use of this medicinal may cause lethrgy, abdominal distention, and constipation
8 Mu Li 牡蛎 ( Cool ) Contraindications Escessive fever with no sweating CombinationsIndicationsFormularLong Gu 龙骨Gui Zhi 桂枝Restlessness, irritability, palpitation from floating yangGui Zhi Gan Cao Long Gu Mu Li TangBai Shao 白芍Anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, and dream disturbed dreamHuang Qi 黄芪Fu Xiao Mai 浮小麦Spontaneous sweatingXuan Shen 玄参Xia Ku Cao 夏枯草ScrofulaHai PiaoXiao海螵蛸Zhe Bei Mu浙贝母Epigastric pain with acid regurgiationJin Ying Zi 金樱子YiZhiRen 益智仁Urinary frequency
10 Ci Shi磁石 ( cold ) Actions 1. Anchors and calms the spirit Pharmaceutical NameMagnetitum,Actions1. Anchors and calms the spirit2. Nourishes the kidneys, augments the liver, and improves hearing and vision2. Aids the kidneys in grasping the qiIndications( def. )Restlessness, palpitations, insomnia, or tremors especially with yin def.Impaired hearing or deafnessChronic asthma due to kidney fail to grasp the qiDosage15 – 30 gCookToxic Sym.Do not use in long term or in high doess
11 Ci Shi磁石 ( cold ) Contraindications Weak spleen or stomach CombinationsIndicationsFormularLong Gu 龙骨Mu Li 牡蛎Dizziness and vertigoDang Gui 当归Shu Di 熟地Suan Zao Ren 酸枣仁Palpitations & insomniaSheng Di生地Bai Shao白芍Gui Ban 龟板Pronounced yin def.Gou Qi Zi枸杞子Nu Zhen Zi女贞子Ju Hua 菊花Diminished vision due to liver and kid. Def.Dai Zhe Shi 代赭石Wu Wei Zi五味子He Tao Ren 核桃仁Chronic cough and wheezing
13 Zhen Zhu 珍珠 ( Cold ) Actions Pharmaceutical NameMargiatiaActions1. Sedates the heart and settles tremors and palpitations2. Clears the liver and eliminates superficial visual obstruction3. Promotes healing and generates fleshIndications( def. )Palpitations, childhood convulsions, and seizuresBlurred visionChronic nonhealing ulcersDosage0.3 – 1 gCookToxic Sym.None noted.
14 Zhen Zhu 珍珠 ( Cold ) Contraindications Pregnancy Combinations FormularSuan Zao Ren 酸枣仁Bai Zi Ren柏子仁Wu Wei Zi 五味子Irritability and insomnia from heart def.Dang Gui 当归Shu Di 熟地Ren Shen 人参Irritability and insomnia due to liver blood def.Niu Huang 牛黄Bing Pian 冰片Red eyes or superfical visual obstructionQing Dai 青黛Sores in the oral cavity and face
15 Zhen Zhu Mu 珍珠母 ( Cold ) Actions Pharmaceutical NameMargaritiferae Concha ustaActions1. Calms the liver, anchors the yang and drains liver fire2. Clears the liver and clears eyes2. Sedates fright and calms the spirit3. Stops bleedingIndications( def. )Headache, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitusBlurred visionPalpitation, anxietyDosage15 – 30 gCookToxic Sym.None noted.
16 Hu Po 琥珀 3. Reduces swelling and promtes healing Actions Pharmaceutical NameSuccinumActions1. Arrests tremors and palpitations and calms the spirit2. Invigorates the blood, dissipates stasis, and unblocks the menses3. Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dribbling3. Reduces swelling and promtes healingIndications( def. )Palpitations with anxeity, excessive dreams, insomniaAmenorrhea or pain associated with palpable fixed massesUrinary retentionDosage1.5 – 3 g do not decoct or calcineCookToxic Sym.None noted.
17 Long Chi 龙齿 ( Cool ) Astringent Actions Pharmaceutical NameFossilia Dentis MastodiActions1. Settles anxiety and calms the spiritIndications( Deficiency )Palpitations with anxiety, withdrawal-mania, and insomnia with dream-disturbed sleepDosage15 – 30 gCookShould be cooked firstToxic Sym.
18 Herbs that Stabilize & bind Herbs that Nourish the heart and calm the spiritSuan Zao Ren 酸枣仁；Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁；Yuan Zhi 远志；Ye Jiao Teng 夜交藤；Ling Zhi 灵芝；He Huan Pi 合欢皮；
20 Suan Zao Ren 酸枣仁( Neutral ) Pharmaceutical NameZiziphi spinosae semenActions1. Nourishes the heart yin, augments the liver blood, and quiets the spirit2. Prevents abnormal sweatingIndications( def.)Irritability, insomnia, and palpitation with anxietySpontaneous sweating and nightsweatsDosage9 – 15 gCookToxic Sym.Allergic reaction: pruritus, urticaria, numbness of the mouth and lips, shortness of breath, vertigo
21 Suan Zao Ren 酸枣仁( Neutral ) ContraindicationsSevere diarrhea or heat from excessCombinationsIndicationsFormularBai Shao 白芍Dang Gui 当归He Shou Wu 何首乌Irritability, insomnia, and palpitations due to heart blood & yin def.Zhi Mu 知母Fu Ling 茯苓Insomnia and irritability due to liver yin def.Suan Zao Ren Tang酸枣仁汤Dang Shen 党参Long Yan Rou 龙眼肉Insomnia, palpitations and irritability due to def. of the spleen Qi and heart bloodWu Wei Zi 五味子Huang Qi 黄芪Shan Zhu Yu 山茱萸Spontaneous sweating and nightsweats
23 Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁(neutral ) Pharmaceutical NamePlatycladi semenActions1. Nourishes the heart and calms the spirit2. Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels3. Also used for nightsweats due to yin def.Indications( def. )Irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, and palpitations with anxiety due to heart yin def.ConstipationNightsweatsDosage3 – 9 gCookToxic Sym.Bear a high risk of being contaminated by carcinogenic aflatoxins.
24 Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁(neutral ) ContraindicationsLoose stools or phlegm disordersCombinationsIndicationsFormularSuan Zao Ren 酸枣仁Dang Gui 当归Fu Shen 伏神Palpitations and insomnia due to heart blood def.Yang Xin tang养心汤Mai Dong 麦冬Shu Di 熟地Shi Chang Pu 石菖蒲Irritability, poor sleep, palpitationBai Zi Yang Xin Tang 柏子养心汤Huo ma Ren 火麻仁He Tao Ren 核桃仁constipation
26 Yuan Zhi 远志 ( slightly warm ) Actions Pharmaceutical NamePolygalae radixActions1. Calms the spirit and quiets the heart2. Expels phlegm, clears the orifices, and stops coughs3. Reduces abscess and dissipates swellingsIndications( def. )Insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, restlessness, and distentionPhlegm envelopes the orifice of the heartBoils, abscesses, soresDosage6 – 15 gCookToxic Sym.Overdosage can cause such gastrointestinal side effects as nausea and vomiting.
27 Yuan Zhi 远志 ( slightly warm ) ContraindicationsYin def. with heat signs as well as those peptic ulcers or gastritisIndicationsFormularSuan Zhao Ren 酸枣仁Bai Zhu 白术Dang Gui 当归Palpitations and insomnia due to qi and blood def.Gui Pi Wan 归脾丸Fu Ling 茯苓Shi Chang PU 石菖蒲Forgetfullness and to calm the spiritSang Piao Xiao San 桑螵蛸散Yu Jin 郁金Disorientation associated with phlegmChuan Bei Mu 川贝母Xin Ren 杏仁Gua Lou 瓜蒌Cough and wheezing due to cold-phlegm
29 Ye Jiao Teng 夜交藤( neutral ) Pharmaceutical NamePolygoni multiflori caulisActions1. Nourishes the heart and blood and calms the spirit2. Nourishes the blood and unblocks the channels3. Alleviates itchingIndications(Def. )Yin or blood def. with insomnia and irritabilityGeneralized weakness, soreness, pain ,and numbness due to blood def.Itching & skin rashesDosage15 – 30 gCookToxic Sym.Allergic reactions: skin eruptions, pruritus, tingling pain of the skin
30 Ye Jiao Teng 夜交藤( neutral ) ContraindicationsNone notedIndicationsFormularHe huan pi 合欢皮Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁Suan Zao Ren 酸枣仁Insomnia due to heart blood def.Fu Shen 伏神Calm the spiritsTian Ma Gou Teng Yin 天麻钩藤饮Dang Gui 当归Ji Xue Teng 鸡血藤Dan Shen 丹参Generalized muscular weakness, soreness, and numbness due to blood def.Qiang Huo 羌活Sang Ji Shen 桑寄生Qin Jiao 秦艽Wind-damp painful obstructionChan Tui 蝉蜕Di Fu Zi 地肤子External wash for wind-related itching
31 Ling Zhi 灵芝( neutral ) Actions Pharmaceutical NameGanodermaActions1. Calms the spirit, augments the heart qi, and tonifies the heart blood2. Tonifies the lung qi, transforms phlegm, and stops coughs and wheezing2. Tonifies the qi, nourishes the bloodIndications(Def. )Insomnia, fright and palpitations and forgetfullnessCough and wheezing in patients with cold from def. or phlegm dampnessShortness of breath, lack of appetiteDosage3 – 15 g in decoctions; g in pills and powdersCookToxic Sym.Vertigo, dry mouth and nose, nausea, constipation or diarrhea
32 He Huan Pi 合欢皮( neutral ) Pharmaceutical NameAlbiziae cortexActions1. Calms the spirit and relieves constraint2. Harmonizes the blood, stops pain, and reconnects the sinews and bones3. Dissipates swelling and reduces abscessesIndications(Def. )Bad temper,depression, insomnia, irritability, and poor memoryPain and swelling due to trauma, including fracturesPain and swelling of abscesses both external and internalDosage6 – 15 gCookToxic Sym.None notedContraindicationsPregnancy