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Supplemental Herb Songs

by Jason Bussell

Short songs to help you learn and remember Chinese Medical Formulas for the NCCAOM herb board exams and in practice. Scroll down to album notes for lyrics. All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Jason Bussell
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29. Bai He Gu Jin Wan
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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In studying for the NCCAOM board exam in Chinese Herbology, I discovered "Tunes on Tangs and Songs on Sans" by Joe Curcio. This double-album had 58 songs that covered many herbal formulas and I found it very helpful in my studying. Unfortunately, there were many formulas that were not covered, so I wrote and recorded these 38 songs to supplement Joe's material. Whoever can benefit from my material should also buy Joe's, which is also available at the same sites. I suggest you keep them in your car and sing them whenever you can.

My songs follow the format that Joe created. For each song, the music repeats three times. The first two have lyrics. First you listen, then you sing along, then you sing solo. My songs and Joe's helped me answer well over 50% of the herb board questions.

Lyrics- Copy and paste these into a word document, print them, and keep them with you while learning the songs.


Chuan xiong cha tiao san (ligistrum powder to be taken with tea)

Chuan xiong cha tiao san's for headaches, from exterior wind
BO HE releases exterior and clears heat from the eyes.
BAI ZHI clears the front of the head and QIANG HUO gets the back
CHUAN XIONG relieves the top and sides.
JING JIE and FANG FENG release wind. XI XIN helps cold and pain behind the eyes.
GAN CAO'S to harmonize



Xiao qing long tang (minor blue-green dragon decoction)

Xiao qing long tang has GUI ZHI and MA HUANG
They release exterior, make you sweat and relieve the wheezing, for wind cold with phlegm.
XI XIN and GAN JIANG warm inside and clear the phlegm
BAN XIA harmonizes the stomach and transforms phlegm
QU WEI ZI astringes lung qi, BAI SHAO nourishes blood and nutritive qi
GAN harmonizes. Don't use long term or for conditions with heat.38



Jiu wei Qiang huo tang (9 herb decoction with notopterygium)

Jiu wei qiang huo tang disperses exterior damp-cold with internal heat
Has QIANG HUO, CANG ZHU, and GANG FENG and to release the wind cold damp and bi.
Has XI XIN, BAI ZHI and CHUAN XIONG to release the wind-cold and the aches
Add SHENG DI HUANG and HUANG QIN, to protect the yin, and clear the heat
Of course you add GAN CAO, of course you add GAN CAO.


Xiang su san (Cyperus and perilla leaf powder)

The san of Xiang Su, has ZI SU YE and XIANG FU
ZHI GAN CAO and CHEN PI, for external wind cold with stagnated qi



Er Xian Tang , Er Miao San, Er Zhi Tang (2 immortal, 2 marvel, 2 ultimate)

2 immortal tang, has YIN YANG HUO and XIAN MAO and more
It's for menopause with yin-yang xu
2 marvel has CANG ZHU and HUANG BAI
It's for damp heat in the lower jiao
2 ultimate has NU ZHEN ZI and HAN LIAN CAO
It's for liver and kidney yin xu



Xiang Ru San (elsholtzia powder)

XIANG RU San, Estholtzia's the summertime ma huang (and it drains damp)
BAI BAIN DOU does this to and helps the spleen
HOU PO drains the damp and moves the qi.
(hou po relieves fullness)



Ma Huang, Xi Xin, Fu Zi tang (ephedra, asarum, and aconite decoction), Jia Jian Wei Rui Tang (modified polygonatum odoratum decoction)

MA HUANG, XI XIN, FU ZI tang, for exterior wind-cold with deficient yang
Has the 2 kings and that's all it does
But for wind-heat with yin xu, this is what you do
Just call on Jia Jian Wei Rui Tang
WEI RUI goes to stomach and lung
It tonifies yin without cloying
And clears heat along with bei wei
Releases wind with DAN DOU CHI and CONG BAI
And BO HE and JIE GENG (which helps lung phlegm)
DA ZAO and ZHI GAN CAO
Moisten and harmonize now
*Wei rui aka yu zhu



Fang Feng Tong Sheng San (Ledebouriella Powder that Sagely Unblocks)

Fang Feng Tong Sheng San, ledebouriella powder that sagely unblocks - the colon
Has lots of those ingredients that go in
For internal & external heat and you know
Don't use for preggo
Add JING JIE, BO HE and DA HUANG near the end
And dissolve MANG XIAO into the strained decoction



Ge Gen, Huang Lian, Huang Qin tang (Kudzu, Coptis and Scutilaria Decoction) Shi Gao Tang (Gypsum Decoction)

GE GEN, HUANG LIAN, HUANG QIN tang, has GAN CAO
Treats diarrhea with heat in stomach and lung
And Shi Gao tang is for external cold with internal heat
For high fever and chills without sweating it can't be beat



Qing Ying Tang, Xi Jiao Di Huang tang (Clear the Ying decoction, Rhino horn and Rhemannia decoction)

Qing Ying Tang clears heat in the ying level with tidal fever and irritability, insomnia and delirium
Xi jiao di huang tang has XI JIAO, and CHI SHAO and SHENG DI HUANG.
They all clear heat but CHI SHAO and MU DAN PI move the blood too.
Yeah, that's what they do.



Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tan (Bamboo Leaf and Gypsum Decoction)

Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang has DAN ZHU YE and SHI GAO
They clear heat from the qi and relieve irritability
REN SHEN tonifies the qi and MAI MEN DONG the yin
BAN XIA keeps the stomach qi in. (no vomiting)
GENG MI and ZHI GAN CAO harmonize the middle jiao and tonify the qi
For late stage febrile disease with injury to fluid and qi.



Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin (Universal Benefit Decoction to Eliminate Toxins), Qing Wen Bai Du Yin (Clear Epidemics and Overcome Toxins Decoction), Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin (Sublime Formula for Sustaining Life)

Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin, universal benefit decoction to eliminate toxins
Acute massive febrile disease of the head, with heat signs and swelling, that's what I said
But Qing Wen Bai Du Yin, Clear epidemics and overcome toxins
Severe heat in the qi and the xue, that's what I say
And the Sublime Formula for Sustaining Life: Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin,
For the first stages of skin disorder due to fire toxins.



Xei Bai San (Drain the white powder)

Xie Bai San, drain the white powder
Clears the heat in the lung, stops the cough and wheeze has
SANG BAI PI & DI GU PI
ZHI GAN CAO and GENG MI. Treats child lung through mother spleen
And Wei Jing Tang, Reed root decoction
Has LU GEN and DONG GUA REN, YI YI REN, and TAO REN
For abscesses, heat phlegm, and blood in the lung
(wei jing aka lu gen)



Xie Huang San (Drain the yellow powder) Qing Wei San (Clear the Stomach Powder)

Xie huang san is for heat in the spleen showing up on the mouth.
For ulcers and halitosis SHI GAO and ZHI ZI can help out
FANG FENG disperses, HUO XIANG YE revives spleen, aromatically
GAN CAO harmonizes you know what I mean
Qing wei san does the same clears heat in the stomach and mouth
Toothache radiating to the head is what it's all about, that and blood
HUANG LIANG, SHENG MA the toxic heat, DANG GUI moves the blood
MU DAN PI, SHENG DI HUANG nourish yin and cool blood



Yu Nu Jian, (Jade Woman Decoction)

Jade woman has SHI GAO and ZHI MU
Stomach fire and kidney yin xu too
SHU DI HUANG nourishes yin with MAI MEN DONG
HUAI NIU XI helps out kidney, and liver and heat
It's for headache and painful gums.



Dou Chi San (Guide out the red powder)

Guide the red, Dou Chi San
Drains heart heat through the SI and has SHENG DI HUANG
MU TONG clears damp heat,
DAN ZHU YE clears heat too and both make you pee
GAN CAO SHAO harmonizes it's for strangury
But you can't use it 'cause MU TONG has aristotolichic acid



Liu Yi San (6 to 1 powder) Zuo Jing wan (Left Metal Pill)

Liu Yi San, 6 to 1 has HUA SHI and ZHI GAN CAO
The ratio's in the name, summer heat with damp now, makes you pee.
And the Left Metal pill has HUANG LIAN and WU ZHU YU, in a ration of 6 to 1 too.
Liver fire invading the stomach and hernia too.



Bai Tou Weng Tang (Pulsitarilla decoction), Shao Yao Tang (peony decoction)

BAI TOU WENG tang has HUANG LIAN,
It's for damp heat dysentery
Has HUANG BAI and QIN PI
Drain the damp and clear the heat
For damp-heat toxins, use this tang
But don't use if the spleen has deficient yang
But Shao Yao tang also treats dysentery
But it's more for damp heat in the intestines stagnating blood and qi
SHAO YAO, DANG GUI, GAN CAO, AND MU XIONG
BING LANG, HUANG QIN, HUANG LIAN GUAN GUI, and DA HUANG



Qing Gu San (cool the bones powder)

Qing Gu San, cools steaming bones
from liver kidney yin xu
YIN CHAI HU and ZHI MU must go
HU HUANG LIAN and DI GU PI for deficient heat
QING HAO, QIN JIAO, ZHI BEI JIA. And GAN CAO makes it sweet.



Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin (Cinnamon and Poria sweet dew), Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang (clear summer-heat and augment the qi decoction)

In the summer time, if you're holding fluid in.
Do the sweet dew with the Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin
HUA SHI and GAN CAO clears damp summer heat (SHI GAO and CALCITUM help
FU LING, ZHU LING & ZE XIE make you pee.
Stoke the life gate fire with GUAN GUI
And to help transform add BAI ZHU for the spleen.

In the summer time if qi and fluid's running low
Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang is where to go
XI YANG SHEN, MAI MEN DONG, SHI HU, and ZHI MU all nourish yin
For summer heat XI GUA PI and LIAN GENG are thrown in
HUANG LIAN and DAN ZHU YE clear heat irritability
And help the middle jiao with GAN CAO and GENG MI
But don't use for dampness, or if the pathogen has left us.



Da Huang Mu Dan Tang (Rhubarb and Mouton Decoction)

Da Huang Mu Dan Tang is for symptoms like appendicitis
And early stage of intestinal abcess due to static heat and blood inside us.
DA HUANG purges heat, moves the blood
MANG XIAO drains the heat down and softens the stool
MU DAN PI cools the blood, moves the blood and helps resolve masses too.
TAO REN breaks up blood stasis and moistens the bowel
DONG GUA REN expels heat and pus from intestines.



Run Chang Wan (Moisten the intestines pill), Ji Chuan Jian (benefit the river), Ma Zi Ren Wan (hemp-seed pill)

If you're constipated, there's three things you can do
Use Run Chang Wan for yin and blood xu (lusterless nails)
Ji Chuan Jian is for jing and Kidney Yang xu
And Ma Zi Ren WAN is for depleted fluids, but you still gotta pee.



Da Huang Fu Zi Tang (Rhubarb and Aconite)

I lied when I said there's only 3 ways to treat constipation
Da Huang Fu Zi tang warms yang and guides out cold accumulation
FU ZI is the king and DA HUANG is cold, you cook it with the other herbs
Add XI XIN to make it warm and help it purge cold.



Zeng Ye Cheng Qi Tang (Increase fluids and order the qi decoction)

Zeng ye cheng qi tang's for me
Increase fluids and order the qi
XUAN SHEN, MAI MEN DONG, and SHENG DI
Nourish the yin and clear heat
DA HUANG and MANG XIAO move stool
For constipation due to yang ming organ disorder with yin xu.



Huang Long Tang (Yellow Dragon decoction)

Huang long yellow dragon purges heat and the bowels
Abdominal pain that's worse with touch, for green diarrhea that's foul
DA HUANG and MANG XIAO, ZHI SHI and HUO PO
REN SHEN and DANG GUI and JIE GENG, and three sweets you know
Heat accumulation, with deficient qi and blood
Add DA HUANG near the end of the decoction.



Da Chai Hu Tang (Major Bupleurem Decoction, Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang (Artemesia Annua and Scutellaria decoction to clear the Gall Bladder)

Shao Yang, shao yang stage
Da Chai Hu Tang is for the Shao Yang
With Yang Ming organ syndrome; continuous vomiting
CHAI HU, HUANG QIN, ZHI SHI and DA HUANG
BAN XIA, BAI SHAO, SHENG JIANG and DA ZAO
And Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang treats the shao yang, when the fever is stronger
GB and Stomach disharmony, phlegm and damp heat.
QING HAO, HUANG QIN, ZHU RU, CHEN PI and ZHI KE
BAN XIA, CHI FU LING, BI YU SAN in cheesecloth.



Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important formula for painful diarrhea)

Tong Xie Yao Fang, painful diarrhea due to liver overacting on spleen.
CHAO BAI ZHU and CHAO CHEN PI drain the damp and help the spleen.
CHAO BAI SHAO softens liver and relieves pain
FANG FENG acts as envoy to liver and spleen, stops the liver overacting.
Pain before the runs, but it's better when you're done.



Xing Su San (Apricot kernel and Perilla leaf powder), Sang Xing Tang (Mulberry and Apricot kernel decoction), Qing Zao Jin Fei Tang (Eliminate dryness and rescue the lungs decoction)

There's 3 formulas that gently disperse and moisten dryness and they treat the lung
Xing Su San is for cold type, chills and cough without sweating that's one.
Sang Xing Tang is for warm dryness; a dry hacking cough or maybe with blood.
Qing Zao Jin Fei Tang treats dry heat, headache, fever and rebel qi in lung.



Bai He Gu Jin Wan (Lilly bulb decoction to preserve metal)

Bai He Gu Jin Wan nourishes lung and kidney yin
Lubricates the lung, expels phlegm, and stops coughing with bloody sputum
BAI HE, both DI HUANG'S and MAI MEN DONG and XUAN SHEN all nourish yin
CHUAN BEI MU, JIE GENG, DANG GUI, BAI SHAO and GAN CAO again
BAI HE nourishes lung and clears heat
BEI MU and JIE GENG help phlegm
Don't use for patients with spleen qi xu
Or stagnation of food


Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang (nourish the Yin and clear the lungs decoction)

Yang yin qing fei tang treats lung and kidney yin xu with heat or fire-toxins
SHENG DI HUANG and XUAN SHEN nourish yin, clear def heat cool the blood and help the toxins
MAI MEN DONG helps the yin in the lung, BAI SHAO nourishes both yin and blood.
MU DAN PI resolves swelling and heat, BO HE helps throat and disperses lung qi
CHUAN BEI MU transforms phlegm-heat, moistens the lung, stops the cough
GAN CAO harmonizes. It's for diphtheria
A white, curd-like membrane on the throat.



Mai Men Dong Tang (ophiopogon decoction) Zeng Ye Tang (Increase the fluids decoction)

MAI MEN DONG nourishes lung and stomach yin
Mai Men Dong tang does the same, BAN XIA is thrown in
REN SHEN and DA ZAO, GENG MI and GAN CAO
Treats child lung through mother spleen now

Zeng Ye Yang has MAI MEN DONG, XUAN SHEN and SHENG DI
For dry intestines and depleted fluids from warm febrile disease
Often after febrile disease
Talking about zeng ye tang, increase fluids decoction.



Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang (Stephanie and Astragalus decoction)

FANG JI, HUANG QI Tang, the 2 kings won't steer you wrong
BAI ZHU, ZHI GAN CAO, SHENG JIANG, and DA ZAO
Strengthen spleen and wei qi, expels wind damp and makes you pee
Wind edema with exterior xu, sweating, aversion to wind and heaviness too



San Ren Tang (3 nut decoction)

XING REN, BAI DOU KOU and YI YI REN
The 3 nuts that make up 3 nut decoction
XING REN helps diffuse lung qi, and BAI DOU KOU dries up the spleen
And YI YI REN helps spleen and makes you pee now (hits all 3 jiao's)
BAN XIA and HOU PO relieve distention
They dry the damp and regulate the qi
HUA SHI and TONG CAO and DAN ZHU YE now
Drain damp heat by making you pee.
It regulates the qi, makes urination, clears the heat and leaches dampness too
Initial stage of damp heat Or damp, damp summerheat
with headache and mild chills and yellow skin
It looks like external cold, with the headache and chills,
but the pulse is thin, wiry and soggy.



Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan (sweet dew special pill to eliminate toxins, aka pu ji jie du dan, universal benefit special pill to relieve toxicity)

Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan, is for the early stage of damp warm febrile disease or epidemic
Resolve turbid damp and clear heat and toxicity from the Qi level, do you get it?
HUANG QIN, LIAN, QIAO, CHUAN BEI MU and SHE GAN
and BO HE clear heat from the upper jiao.
And it clears lower damp-heat by making you pee
with HUA SHI, MU TONG and YIN CHEN HAO.
But we’ve gotta unblock the spleen, and we do it aromatically
With HUO XIAN and SHI CHANG PU
Add BAI DOU KOU too, that’s what we do to, add BAI DOU KOU to.



Yin Chen Hao Tang (Artimisia Yin Chen Hao decoction)

YIN CHEN HAO tang has ZHI ZI and DA HUANG
And YIN CHEN HAO for damp-heat jaundice, also known as yang huang
If the stools are loose, cook DA HAUNG with the other herbs
Because if you cook to too short, it really makes it purge



Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin (Discorea Hupoglauca decoction to separate the clear)

Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin, Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin
Warms kidney yang and drains the damp
It separates the cloudy lin
BEI XIE treats cloudy pee, it drains damp and turbidity
Warm kidney yang with YI ZHI REN
It reduces frequency of urination
WU YAO moves the qi, transforms water and warm kidney
SHI CHANG PU warms middle jiao and help the cloudy lin now
But don't use on lin from damp heat.
But for kidney yang xu it can't be beat.



Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang (Notopterygium decoction to overcome dampness), Juan Bi Tang (remove painful obstruction from medical revelations)

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang is for superficial wind cold damp bi.
QIANG HUO and DU HUO help treat cold damp
You've got FANG FENG and GAO BEN and MAN JING ZI for wind damp
CHUAN XIONG moves blood and expels wind and pain, and of course ZHI GAN CAO once again
It's for things like headaches and body aches presenting with fever or chills
The pulse will be floating
But Juan Bi tang removes the painful obstruction from deep in the channels
It's for pain in joints that gets worse in the cold All the herbs treat pain, here we go
QIANG HUO, DU HUO, QIN JIAO, SANG ZHI, HAI FENG TENG, and DANG GUI, CHUAN XIONG, RU XIANG, MU XIANG, ROU GUI, and
ZHI GAN CAO



Dang Gui Si Ni Tang (Dang Gui decoction for frigid extremities)

Dang Gui Si Ni Tang warms and opens the channels, expels cold, and replenishes blood
DANG GUI nourishes and invigorates the blood
GUI ZHI’s warm and MU TONG’s cold and both warm the channels
BAI SHAO nourishes the blood, softens liver and sinews, and relieves pain
XI XIN also treats pain but disperses both internal and external cold.
DA ZAO and ZHI GAN CAO harmonize and help the middle jiao.
Frigid extremities due to cold in the channels.
With deficient Yang and Blood.


And as a bonus. here are some herbal mnemonics that I and others came up with. These will also help you.

Di Yu know that you’re bleeding? (Do you know that you’re bleeding)
Because Di Yu (Sanguisorbae Radix) cools the blood and stops bleeding.

Huai Hua Mi? Huia Mi? Huai am I bleeding out my ass? (why am I bleeding)
Because Huai Hua Mi (Sophorae Flos Immaturus) treats bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids and heat in the LI; (as well as coughing blood, nosebleeds and uterine bleeding).

If you’d been Yu Jin a condom, you wouldn’t have hepatitis right now. (Using)

Yu Jin (Curcumae Radix) benefits the gall bladder and treats jaundice.

Belamcandea is Belam-candy. And Belam-candy is Sucrets and Halls (it treats sore throat and cough)

She Gan (Bemcandandae Rhizome) treats heat toxin causing sore throat and transforms phlegm to stop cough.

Ting Li Zi = Thin Lizzy. I went to the Thin Lizzy concert and now am coughing and wheezing from all the smoke, and I am bloated and have trouble peeing from all the beer I drank.

Ting Li Zi (Lepidii/ Descurainaie Semen) treats phlegm in the lungs and excess type cough, and treats fluid accumulation due to obstruction of lung and bladder qi.

Ma Huang Ma is for mother, cause you want your mother when you’ve got a cold. Huang is for yellow, like the copius urine it inspires to help get rid of edema
Ma huang (herba ephedra) treats early stage external wind-cold and helps breathing; and it promotes urination and treats edema.

The “D” in Di Gu Pi is for deficiency heat.
Di Gu Pi (Lucii Cortex) treats deficiency heat as well as excess heat, and drains both kidney fire and lung heat.

Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Pu Ji = pudgy. Use for pudgy face.

Pu Ji xiao du yin (Universal benefit decoction to eliminate toxins) treats acute massive febrile disease of the head, which presents with red and swollen face.


Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri) If a rhino is charging me, I go cold with fear and shake in my boots. I turn white, eliminating my skin blotches and stopping my bleeding.
Xi Jiao cools blood, stops bleeding, eliminates toxins and clears blotches on the skin, calms the shen and extinguishes liver wind and tremors.

Bai Hu Tang (White Tiger Decoction)- The tiger is white because she lives in the snow, so she is cold; and she is great. 4 greats in fact.
Bai hu tang treats qi level heat that presents with the 4 greats (fever, thirst, sweating, pulse)

Hu Qian Wan (Hidden Tiger Pill) The tiger hides in the bushes. He waited so long, his back and legs will became atrophied.
Because the Hidden Tiger Pill treats atrophy disorder from liver and kidney deficiency.

Qing Ying Tang (Clear Ying Level Decoction) - clears heat from the ying level. Duh.

Marguerite Valance offered this mnemonic for the formula Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang,
Pamela Anderson’s real name is Suzy Jiang Qi Tang, and like Pamela, the formula focuses on excess above and deficiency below (excess phlegm in lung with deficient kidneys failing to grasp the lung qi).


How ‘bout I buys you (bai zhu) a towel This towel dries dampness inside and out; and can be used as a blanket to calm the baby.
.Bai Zhu (Atractylodis macrocephalae rhizoma) strengthens spleen, dries dampness, stabilizes the exterior to stop sweating, and calms the fetus.

Imagine a man named Leon Chow. Now, Leon’s a cool guy (slightly cold), but this summer he’s out on the corner, where he is exposed to the wind-heat. He’s sick and he’s got toxic abscesses on his skin.
Lian Qiao (Forsythiae Fructus) clears heat and relieves toxicity, for external wind-heat with high fever and sore throat; and it reduces abscesses and nodules.

She’s young (she xiang), but she’s not too young to have a miscarriage. So don’t use it in pregnancy.
She Xiang (secretio moschus) is contraindicated for pregnancy. It strongly opens the orifices and moves the blood.

So he’s young (Su He Xiang), but he’s not too young to have a stroke.
Su He Xiang (Stryax Liquidis) opens orifices, penetrates turbidity and relieves pain. It’s for closed-type stroke)

After I washy my car in the summerheat, (hua shi) I have to dry it.
Hua Shi (talcum) clears summerheat, promotes urination and dries dampness (may be used topically)

All of the wu’s are warm or hot, all of the nu’s and niu’s are not.

Wu Gong (Scolopendra Subspinipes), Wu Jia Pi (Cortex Acanthapanacis Gracilistyli) Wu Ling Zhi (Excrementum trogopteri seu pteromi) Wu Mei (Fructus Pruni Mume) Wu Wei Zi (Fructus schisandrae Chinensis fruit) and Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae) are all warm. Wu Zhu Yu (Fructus Evodia) is hot

Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae) is cold. Niu Huang (Calculus Bovinis) is cool.
Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidntatae) Nu Zhen Zi (Fructus Ligistri Lucidi) Chuan Niu Xi (Fructus Cyathulae Officinalis) are all neutral.

Wormy the worm (Wu Mei). The dehydrated, coughing worm with diarrhea.
Wu Mei (Fructus Pruni Mume) is sour so it astringes lung qi and diarrhea, generates fluids and it expels worms. Charred, it can stop bleeding.

Dou Chi San (guide the red powder). The red is the heart fire and it gets guided out through the urethra.
Dou Chi San clears heart fire and promotes urination. The same as Mu Tong

Hu Qian Wan (Hidden Tiger Pill). The tiger was hiding in a cramped place, so his bones and sinews are weak.
Hu qian wan is used for patients (especially seniors) with undernourished tendons and muscles. It also tonifies yin and treats empty heat.


If you are going to toss your cookies, this herb will help you huo xiang (hold on) to them.
Because Huo Xiang (Pogostemonis/agastaches herba) alleviates nausea. It also is acrid and slightly warm, enters lung, spleen and stomach, releases the exterior, transforms dampness and harmonizes the middle.

The four valiant men have their arms branded with the royal seal, and now their wounds are oozing.
Because Four valiant decoction is for ulcerated sores on the limbs from fire-toxins, blood stasis, or improper use of Yang tonics. And by the way, the formula has five ingredients. Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao, Niu Bang Zi, She Gan, and Ma Bo.

Thanks to Andrea Friedman Ishikawa for her offerings (presented in italics)

Xia Ku Cao -- Jacque Cousteau sailing on the Caribbean waters Clearing heat and quelling the equatorial fires on his sailboat.
Also, Jacque Cousteau eats seaweed, which treats his goiter (and other nodules); and he helps with sea sickness which can present as dizziness and headache (ascendant Liver yang). Additionally, he can see under water because his eyes are benefited.
Because Xia Ku Cao (Prunellae Spica) cools liver fire, disperses clumps and benefits the eyes
Another way to remember the effect on nodules is that “The Prunella Spike punctures nodules”

Huo Ma Ren-- Oh My, Ren! could this really be marijuana? I hear this stuff can really loosen your stools, but gently.
Huo Ma Ren (Cannibis Semen) enriches yin, moistens intestines and unblocks dry constipation

Chan Tui-- If you're a French singer (chanteur/euse), chan tui can really help, when you have laryngitis from wind heat invasion. You'll soon be singing like a cicada.
Also, cicadas crawling on you can give you a rash and their wings can cause wind; take off their bodies and ingest them to clear up the rash and wind.
Chan Tui (Cicadae Periostracum) cools the lung and soothes the throat, vents rashes, extinguishes internal wind and disperses exterior wind-heat.


From Brandy Proppe
Bei the Wei, I have a gyno problem, a skin infection and I have to pee.


And finally, while you can burn these songs to a disk and share them with all your classmates for free, please remember the karmic implications. I spent hundreds of hours writing and recording these songs. And it cost me money to make them available to you.


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Alycia

Worth the money tenfold, I wish I had them while in acupuncture school
I absolutely love this CD. Jason's voice is really beautiful, and the melodies are catchy. I followed the directions to listen to each song in a category, then listen to each song one by one, and only move on to the next song once you memorize the current song completely. You can easily understand the pinyin. In conjunction with the website memorize Herbs dot com, I have successfully remembered so many of formulas so quickly that I surprised myself. I also purchased Tunes for Tangs by Joe Curcio, and together, these two musicians cover all of the herbal formulas required by the NCCAOM for the Oriental Medicine board exam. I read mixed reviews on other sites about learning through music, but for me, these CDs are worth their weight in gold.