Notes on This Category

• These herbs are to be used only for excess conditions (heat, toxicity, phlegm, etc.). They are forbidden for Yang or Qi collapse.
• These herbs are very acrid and have the potential to damage the Qi.
• Also consider: Niu huang, Zao jiao, Yu jin, Yuan zhi, herbs that resolve phlegm (Bai fu zi, Dan nan xing…)
• These herbs are commonly combined with:
A. Herbs that clear heat and eliminate toxicity when loss of consciousness is due to (Xue level) heat and toxicity.
B. Herbs that disperse cold and promote Qi circulation when loss of consciousness is due to cold phlegm (this is not common).

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