Notes on This Category

• These herbs are used to control sweating, diarrhea, coughing, bleeding, leukorrhea, and urination; and to retain Qi, blood, body fluids, Yin, Yang, and Jing.
• These herbs treat only the branch of diseases. The root – usually deficiency of Qi, blood, Yin, or Yang – should be treated concurrently. Most of the herbs in this category are contraindicated in cases of leakage due to excess – e.g., heat, accumulation of dampness, exterior syndromes.

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