CHINESE HERBS SORTED

LATIN NAME PINYIN NAME ENGLISH NAME PT. USED PRIMARY MEDIC. ACTION GARDEN STATUS FOR SALE REFERENCES 2004
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Abutilon theophrasti dong kui zi China jute seed drain dampness ann crop, self-sows   1  
Acanthopanax gracilistylus wu jia pi   root bark dispel wind-dampness gdn-3, est; cont-4   1  
Achyranthes bidentata (huai) niu xi ox knee root invigorate blood gdn-10, est., self-sow sd; HB,T 1  
Aconitum carmichaeli fu zi aconite root warm interior, expel cold gdn-1, est; 5-sdlg sd 1  
Acorus gramineus shi chang pi   rhiz aromatic, open orifeces cont-1   1  
Adenophora stricta sha zhen   root tonify yang gdn-6   1  
Agastache rugosa huo xiang Korean gt. hyssop herb transform dampness est., self-sows sd; HB 1  
Agrimonia pilosa v. japonica xian he cao   herb stop bleeding est, self-sows sd, pl 1  
Akebia quinata mu tong   stem drain dampness gdn-1, est, inv rt cut 1  
Albizzia julibrissin he huan pi mimosa tree bark nourish heart, calm spirit est. locally sd; T(fl) 1  
Albizzia julibrissin     flow          
Allium sativum da suan garlic bulb expel parasites ann crop T (AGE) 1  
Allium tuberosum jiu zi garlic chives seed tonify yang est sd 1  
Anemarrhena asphodeloides zhi mu   rhiz clear heat, drain fire est in gdn pl 1  
Angelica anomala bai zhi   root release exterior, warm bien crop   1  
Angelica dahurica bai zhi   root release exterior, warm bien crop   1  
Angelica dahurica du huo   root dispel wind-dampness bien crop   1  
Angelica pubescens du huo   root dispel wind-dampness bien crop, self-sows T 1  
Aralia cordata du huo udo root dispel wind-dampness est in gdn, inv sd, rt cut 1  
Arctium lappa niu bang zi burdock seed release exterior, cool self-sows sd 1  
Arisaema amurense tian nan xing   rhiz warm, transform phlegm heat few, young   1  
Arisaema consanguineum tian nan xing   rhiz warm, transform phlegm heat few, young   1  
Arisaema heterophyllum tian nan xing   rhiz warm, transform phlegm heat few, young , 1-flow   1  
Artemisia annua qing hao sweet annie herb clear and relieve summerheat ann crop, self sows sd 1  
Artemisia apiacea qing hao   herb clear and relieve summerheat ??   1  
Artemisia vulgaris ai ye mugwort leaf stop bleeding est., invasive rt cut 1  
Asparagus cochinchinensis tian men dong   tuber tonify yin gdn-10, cont-10 pl 1  
Aster tataricus zi wan   root relieve coughing, wheezing est in gdn sd 1  
Astragalus chinensis sha yuan ji li   seed tonify yang gdn-5, fl & sd sd 1  
Astragalus membranaceus huang qi   root tonify qi gdn-40, 20 fl & sd sd 1  
Atractylodes macrocephala bai zhu   rhiz tonify qi gdn-3, pot-10   1  
Belamcanda chinensis she gan blackberry lily rhiz clear heat, relieve toxicity est in gdn sd 1  
Benicasa hispida dong gua ren   seed drain dampness ann crop   1  
Biota orientalis ce bai ye arborvitae leaf stop bleeding cont-1   1  
Biota orientalis bai zi ren   seed nourish heart, calm spirit cont-1   1  
Bletilla striata bai ji   rhiz stop bleeding gdn-2, cont-2   1  
Brassica alba bai jie zi mustard seed warm, transform phlegm heat ann crop   1  
Bupleurum chinense chai hu   root release exterior, cool est in gdn sd, HB 1  
Bupleurum scorzoneraefolium chai hu   root release exterior, cool gdn-8, fl & sd sd 1  
Carpesium abrotanoides he shi   fruit expel parasites ann crop sd 1  
Celosia argentea qing xiang zi   seed clear heat, drain fire ann crop   1  
Chaenomeles speciosa mu gua flow quince fruit dispel wind-dampness gdn-2, est, frt sd 1  
Chrysanthemum morifolium ju hua chrysanthemum flow release exterior, cool est rc 1  
Chrysanthermum indicum ye ju hua chrysanthemum flow clear heat, relieve toxicity est rc 1  
Cimicifuga dahurica sheng ma   rhiz release exterior, cool gdn-1, cont-3   1  
Cirsium japonicum 'pink beauty' da ji   herb&root stop bleeding gdn-2   1  
Citrullus vulgaris xi gua   fruit clear and relieve summerheat ann crop   1  
Clematis hexapetala wei ling xian   root dispel wind-dampness cont -10, small   1  
Clerondendron trichotomum chou wu tong   leaf dispel wind-dampness est in gdn, inv   1  
Cnidium monnieri she chuang zi   fruit external application gdn-3, self sow sd 1  
Cocculus trilobus guang fang ji   root drain dampness ??   1  
Codonopsis pilosula dang shen   root tonify qi est sd; T 1  
Coix lachryma jobi yi yi ren job's tears seed drain dampness ann crop sd 1  
Cornus officinalis shan zhu yu   fruit stabilize and bind cont-15, 2-3 y.o. plant 1  
Corydalis yanhusuo yan hu suo   rhiz invigorate blood gdn-6 (?)   1  
Crataegus cuneata shan zha   fruit relieve food stagnation cont   1  
Crataegus pinnatifida shan zha   fruit relieve food stagnation cont.   1  
Crataegus pinnatifida v.major shan zha   fruit relieve food stagnation cont.   1  
Cucumis melo gua di   pedicle expel phlegm, inducing vomit ann crop   1  
Cucurbita moschata nan gua zi   seed expel parasites ann crop   1  
Curcuma longa yu jin turmeric tuber invigorate blood cont-2, GH   1  
Curcuma longa jiang huang turmeric rhiz invigorate blood        
Cyperus rotundus xiang fu   rhiz regulate qi ann crop (tubers) tubers 1  
Daucus carota he shi carrot seed fruit expel parasites bien crop sd 1  
Dianthus chinensis qu mai china pink   drain dampness ann/bien crop   1  
Dianthus superbus qu mai     drain dampness gdn-3   1  
Dictamnus dasycarpus bai xian pi gas plant   clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-2, est; 12-young   1  
Dioscorea bulbifera huang yao zi     cool, transform phlegm heat gdn-3,   1  
Dioscorea opposita shan yao     tonify qi gdn-3   1  
Dioscorea tokoro bei xie     drain dampness gdn-3, est bulbils 1  
Dipsacus asper xu duan     tonify yang bien crop sd 1  
Dolichos lablab bian dou hyacinth bean   clear and relieve summerheat ann crop   1  
Eclipta prostrata han lian cao false daisy   tonify yin ann crop, self-sows sd 1  
Elsholzia ciliata xiang ru Vietnamese balm   release exterior, warm self-sows, weedy sd 1  
Ephedra equisetina ma huang     release exterior, warm gh-1, cont-6   1  
Ephedra equisetina (root) ma huang gen     stabilize and bind   rt cut? 1  
Ephedra intermedia ma huang     release exterior, warm cont-3   1  
Ephedra intermedia (root) ma huang gen     stabilize and bind     1  
Ephedra sinica ma huang     release exterior, warm gh-1,est; cont-5 rt cut? 1  
Ephedra sinica (root) ma huang gen     stabilize and bind     1  
Equisetum hiemale mu zei horsetail   release exterior, cool est rc 1  
Eucommia ulmoides du zhong hardy rubber tree   tonify yang pot-12 pl 1  
Eupatorium chinensis tu niu xi     clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-3 ??   1  
Eupatorium fortunei pei lan     transform dampness new,5 pl, flow. sd 1  
Euphorbia helioscopia ze qi sun spurge   cool, transform phlegm heat self-sows in gdn   1  
Euphorbia pekinensis da ji     draining, harsh expellants gdn-2, est   1  
Foeniculum vulgare xiao hui xiang fennel   warm interior, expel cold gdn-3   1  
Forsythia suspensa lian qiao     clear heat, relieve toxicity est in gdn rt cut 1  
Fraxinus bungeana qin pi     clear heat, dry dampness cont-1   1  
Gentiana macrophylla qin jiao     dispel wind-dampness gdn-3   1  
Gentiana tibetica qin jiao     dispel wind-dampness gdn-2   1  
Gentiana triflora long dan cao     clear heat, dry dampness ??   1  
Ginkgo biloba bia guo     stabilize and bind gdn-8, cont -6 plant 1  
Glechoma longituba jin qian cao ground ivy   drain dampness est. in gdn, inv rt cur 1  
Glycine max dou juan soybean   clear and relieve summerheat ann crop   1  
Glycyrrhiza uralensis gan cao licorice   tonify qi gdn-5, pot -10   1  
Gyposophila oldhamiama yin chai hu     clear heat, cool blood gdn-1, est sd 1  
Heraclelum lanatum du huo cow parsnip   dispel wind-dampness ??   1  
Hordeum vulgare mai ya barle   relieve food stagnation ann. crop   1  
Houttuynia cordata yu xing cao     clear heat, relieve toxicity est in gdn, inv rt cut 1  
Inula britannica L. var chinensis xuan fu hua     warm, transform phlegm heat gdn-3, young   1  
Inula japonica xuan fu hua     warm, transform phlegm heat ??   1  
Isatis tinctoria da qing ye woad   clear heat, relieve toxicity bien crop, self-sows sd 1  
Isatis tinctoria ban lan gen     clear heat, relieve toxicity     1  
Kochia scoparia di fu zi summer cypress   drain dampness ann crop sd 1  
Leonurus heterophyllus yi mu cao Chin. motherwort   invigorate blood ann., self-sows sd; HB,T 1  
Ligusticum chuanxiong chuan xiong     invigorate blood gdn-3, flow.   1  
Ligusticum jeholense gao ben     release exterior, warm gdn-3   1  
Ligustrum lucidum ` nu zhen zi shining privet   tonify yin gdn-1, pot-1   1  
Lilium longiflorum bai he     tonify yin gdn-5, pot-8   1  
Lilium pumilum bai he     tonify yin gdn-3, pot-3   1  
Lindera strychnifolia wu yao     regulate qi 1 - cont   1  
Lithospermum erythrorhizon zi cao     clear heat, cool blood gdn-3, est sd 1  
Lonicera japonica jin yin hua honeysuckle   clear heat, relieve toxicity local weed rt cut 1  
Lophatherum gracile dan zhu ye     clear heat, drain fire gdn-5, young   1  
Luffa acutangula si gua luo     invigorate blood ann. crop   1  
Luffa cylindrica si gua luo     invigorate blood ann. crop   1  
Lycium barbarum di gu pi matrimony vine   clear heat, cool blood     1  
Lycium barbarum gou qi zi     tonify blood     1  
Lycium chinense di gu pi     clear heat, cool blood     1  
Lycium chinense gou qi zi     tonify blood     1  
Lycopus lucidus ze lan     invigorate blood gdn-3, new, flow.   1  
Lygodium japonicum jin sha teng     clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-1, new   1  
Malva verticillata dong kui zi mallow   drain dampness ann crop, self-sows sd 1  
Melia toosendan ku lian gen pi     expel parasites cont-1   1  
Mentha arvensis bo he field mint   release exterior, cool est, inv rc 1  
Mentha haplocalyx bo he     release exterior, cool ??   1  
Morus alba sang shen mulberry   tonify blood gdn-2, lg; cont-3   1  
Morus alba sang zhi     dispel wind-dampness     1  
Morus alba (bark) sang bai pi     relieve coughing, wheezing     1  
Morus alba sang ye     release exterior, cool (leaf) gdn-2, pot-3   1  
Ophiopogon japonicus mai men dong     tonify yin est rc 1  
Oryza sativa gu ya rice   relieve food stagnation ann. crop   1  
Paeonia lactiflora bai shao gdn. peony   tonify blood gdn-10   1  
Paeonia obovata chi shao     invigorate blood gdn-1,frtg., cont-?   1  
Panax ginseng ren shen ginseng   tonify qi gdn-50   1  
Panax quinquefolius xi yang shen Amer. ginseng   tonify yin est sd; T,HB 1  
Papaver somniferum ying su ke opium poppy   stabilize and bind ann, self sows sd 1  
Patrinia scabiosaefolia bai jiang cao     clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-4,est sd 1  
Patrinia villosa bai jiang cao     clear heat, relieve toxicity ?? sd 1  
Perilla frutescens zi su ye shiso   release exterior, warm (leaf) ann, self-sows sd; HB 1  
Perilla frutescens su zi     relieve coughing, wheezing     1  
Perilla frutescens v. crispa zi su ye     release exterior, warm (leaf) ann, self-sows sd 1  
Periploca sepium wu jia pi silk vine   dispel wind-dampness cont-8, 2-3y.o. pl 1  
Pharbitis nil qian niu zi morning glory   draining, harsh expellants ann crop   1  
Phaseolus angularis chi xiao dou azuki bean   drain dampness ann crop   1  
Phaseolus radiatus lu dou mung bean   clear and relieve summerheat ann crop   1  
Phellodendron amurense huang bai cork tree   clear heat, dry dampness cont-10, 2-4 y.o. pl 1  
Phragmites communis lu gen common reed   clear heat, drain fire est & inv in gdn rt cut 1  
Phyllostachys nigra zhu li black bamboo   cool, transform phlegm heat young planting   1  
Phyllostachys nigra zhu ru     cool, transform phlegm heat     1  
Phytolacca acinosa shang lu asian pokeweed   draining, harsh expellants gdn-3,est sd 1  
Phytolacca esculenta shang lu     draining, harsh expellants ??   1  
Pinellia ternata ban xia     warm, transform phlegm heat ??   1  
Pinus massoniana song jie     dispel wind-dampness cont-3 1 y.o.   1  
Platyocodon grandiflorum jie geng balloon flower   warm, transform phlegm heat gdn-6,est, 20 sdlg sd, pl 1  
Polygonatum sibiricum huang jing     tonify qi gdn-5   1  
Polygonatum odoratum yu zhu     tonify yin gdn-10   1  
Polygonum aviculare bian xu     drain dampness local weed   1  
Polygonum cuspidatum hu zhang     invigorate blood gdn-1 (local weed?)   1  
Polygonum multiflorum he shou wu fo ti   tonify blood est & inv-gdn; cont rc, pl; T 1  
Polygonum multiflorum (stem) ye jiao teng     nourish heart, calm spirit est & invas, gdn. rt cut 1  
Polygonum tinctorium da qing ye Japanese indigo   clear heat, relieve toxicity ann crop sd 1  
Poncirus trifoliata zhi shi trifoliate orange   regulate qi cont, 2-3 y.o. pl. 1  
Portulaca oleracea ma chi xian purslane   clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn weed sd 1  
Prunella vulgaris xia ku cao heal all   clear heat, drain fire gdn weed sd 1  
Prunus japonica yu li ren     draining, moist laxatives gdn-2, young   1  
Prunus persica tao ren peach   invigorate blood gdn-3, est.   1  
Pseudostellaria heterophylla tai zi shen     tonify qi gdn-10, young   1  
Pueraria lobata ge gen kudzu   release exterior, cool est, inv rc 1  
Pulsatilla chinensis bai tou weng     clear heat, relieve toxicity cont-5 sdlg   1  
Raphanus sativus lai fu zi radish seed relieve food stagnation ann. crop   1  
Rehmannia glutinosa sheng di huang     clear heat, cool blood gdn-6; cont-6 sdlg   1  
Rehmannia glutinosa (process) shu di huang     tonify blood     1  
Rheum tanguticum palmatum da huang medic. rhubarb   draining, purgatives gdn-2, est sd 1  
Rosa chinensis yue ji hua     invigorate blood gdn-2, est sd 1  
Rosa laevigata jin ying zi     stabilize and bind cont-2   1  
Rosa rugosa mei gui hua     regulate qi est rt cut, sd 1  
Salvia miltiorrhiza dan shen     invigorate blood gdn-4, flow   1  
Salvia przewalskii dan shen     invigorate blood gdn-12, est sd 1  
Sanguisorba officinalis di yu burnet   stop bleeding gdn -4 sd 1  
Saposhnikova divaricata fang feng     release exterior, warm gdn-3, 1 fl.   1  
Saussurea lappa mu xiang costus   regulate qi 1-2 gdn ??   1  
Schizonepeta tenuifolia jing jie     release exterior, warm self sows sd; HB 1  
Scrophularia ningpoensis xuan shen     clear heat, cool blood gdn-3, est sd 1  
Scutellaria baicalensis huang qin scute   clear heat, dry dampness gdn-3 est sd 1  
Scutellaria barbata ban zhi lian     clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-10 sd 1  
Semiaquilegia adoxoides zi bei tian kui     clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn-3??   1  
Siegesbeckia orientalis xi xian cao     dispel wind-dampness ann,est,weedy sd; HB 1  
Smilax glabra tu fu ling     clear heat, relieve toxicity cont-3   1  
Sonchus arvensis bai jiang cao     clear heat, relieve toxicity local weed sd 1  
Sophora flavescens ku shen     clear heat, dry dampness gdn-1?, cont-2 sd 1  
Stemona japonica bai bu     relieve coughing, wheezing gdn-2   1  
Tetrapanax papyriferus tong cao     drain dampness cont-3, 3-5 y.o.   1  
Thlaspi arvense bai jiang cao pennycress   clear heat, relieve toxicity gdn weed   1  
Trichosanthes kirilowii gua lou     cool, transform phlegm heat gdn-5,flow, no fruit rt cut 1  
Trichosanthes kirilowii tian hua fen     cool, transform phlegm heat     1  
Tussilago farfara kuan dong hua coltsfoot   relieve coughing, wheezing est in gdn & area fresh sd 1  
Typhonium giganteum bai fu zi     warm, transform phlegm heat cont-10 bulb/pl 1  
Vaccaria segetalis wang bu liu xing     invigorate blood ann crop sd 1  
Xanthium sibiricum cang er zi cocklebur   dispel wind-dampness ann crop   1  
Zea mays yu mi xu corn   drain dampness ann crop   1  
Zingiber officinale (dried) gan liang ginger   warm interior, expel cold cont-10, GH   1  
Zingiber officinalis sheng jiang     release exterior, warm grown as ann, gh   1  
Zizyphus jujuba da zao     tonify qi gdn-1, cont-1, 3 y.o.   1  
Zizyphus spinosa suan zao ren     nourish heart, calm spirit gdn-2, 3 y.o.   1