Notes on This Category

These herbs each possess any of four major actions:
1. Clear Liver Heat.
2. Subdue Liver Yang.
3. Extinguish Liver Wind.
4. Calm/Anchor the Shen.
These herbs are commonly combined with:
A. Herbs that clear heat or reduce fire from the liver when there is liver heat leading to Yang rising or liver wind.
B. Liver and kidney Yin tonics when liver wind is due to Yin deficiency of the liver and kidneys.
C. Herbs that quiet the Shen when there is Shen disturbance.
D. Herbs that resolve phlegm when liver wind stirs up phlegm and blocks the channels and collaterals.

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