INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Succinum
Common English: Amber
Pinus
Substances that Calm the Spirit: Substances that Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Bladder
Heart
Liver
(Small Intestine)
Powder or Pill: 1.5-3g
Do not decoct or calcine
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops tremors and palpitations and calms the Spirit

Shen disturbance with palpitations with anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, forgetfulness, and seizures

Childhood convulsions and seizures due to Heart Blood Deficiency with Internal Wind

Activates the Blood, dissipates Stasis and unblocks the menses

Amenorrhea or pain associated with palpable immobile masses due to Blood Stasis (can be used alone for this)

Coronary artery disease

Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

Urinary retention or painful urinary dysfunction (especially bloody urine)

Reduces swelling and promotes healing (topical)

Sores, carbuncles, and skin ulcerations

Swelling and pain of the scrotum or vulva
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs and/or frequent urination.
  • Contraindicated for those with no Blood Stasis.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Heat and Fire.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • This herb potentiates the sedative effect of barbiturates.

Rx. Polygalae
Yuan Zhi
Rz. Acori Tatarinowii
Shi Chang Pu
Scl. Poriae Pararadicis
Fu Shen

or
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Concretio Silicea Bambusae
Tian Zhu Huang
Poria
Fu Ling
Arisaema cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing

Emotional distress, anxiety with palpitations, forgetfulness, and insomnia

Palpitations with anxiety and insomnia due to Blood Deficiency

Childhood convulsions and insomnia due to Heat

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha

Ram. Cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Scorpio
Quan Xie

(Cinnabaris)
(Zhu Sha
)

Rz. Sparganii
San Leng
Rz. Curcumae
E Zhu
Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia

or
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Childhood convulsions and insomnia

Seizures

Palpable, immobile masses, and pain due to Blood Stasis.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Curcumae
E Zhu
Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi

 

Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis

Chest Bi

Coronary Heart disease

Blood Stagnation causing angina

Retained lochia

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao
Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Pollen Typhae

Pu Huang
Myrrh
Mo Yao

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Sm Arecae
Bing Lang

Bloody Lin

Urinary retention, as in renal or urinary calculi

Bloody Lin

Stone Lin

Edema with urinary dysfunction

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Poria
Fu Ling
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Margarita
Zhen Zhu
Resina Daemonoropis
Xue Jie
Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi

Realgar
Xiong Huang
Alumen
Ming Fan

Generalized edema with urinary dysfunction due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency Cold

Sores that ulcerate yet do not heal for a long time

Topically to aid venting and expulsion of toxin for abscess on the back

Sm. Momordicae
Mu Bie Zi
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Scl. Poriae Pararadicis
Fu Shen
Rz. Acori Tatarinowii
Shi Chang Pu

Topically for scrofula

Superficial visual obstruction

Restlessness, insomnia, and palpitations

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Scorpio
Quan Xie

Concretio Silicea Bambusae
Tian Zhu Huang
Arisaema cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing

Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao

Epilepsy or trance

Amenorrhea Postpartum bleeding due to Qi and Blood Stagnation

Traumatic injury to the scrotum

Medulla Junci
Deng Xin Cao
Herba Sive Radix Cirsii Japonici
Da Ji

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao
Pollen Typhae

Pu Huang
Myrrh
Mo Yao

Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao

Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong

Hb. Polygoni Avicularis
Bian Xu
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Hematemesis

Urinary stones

Burning dysuria

  1. This is the fossilized resin of a species of pine tree which is now extinct.
  2. The name is from the legend that when a tiger dies its soul enters the earth and is transmuted into amber.
  3. This herb is useful as a sedative especially with convulsions or muscle spasms.
  4. This herb can be used alone for Blood Stagnation in the Lower Jiao. Take 0.9g internally twice a day for nine to ten days.
  5. This herb can be used alone in powder form for Kidney stones with hematuria.
  6. Some sources say that this herb subdues fright and stops astonishment.
  7. Some sources say that this herb stops bleeding.
  8. Both Hu Po and Poria Fu Ling calm the Spirit, facilitate urination and treat disorders of the Spirit. Hu Po enters the Blood level with a tendency to drain and is most appropriate when ascendant Yang or overabundant Fire disturbs the Heart. It transforms Stagnation and unblocks the orifices to treat painful urinary dysfunction associated with Bladder Damp-Heat or Blood Stagnation with scanty, painful and bloody urination. Fu Ling enters the Qi level with a tendency to tonify and is most appropriate and is most appropriate when the Heart lacks nourishment or pathogenic water disturbs the Heart. It augments the Qi and leaches out Dampness to treat Qi Deficiency failing to transform the fluids, leading to edema and scanty urine.