Herba Epimedium

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HERBA EPIMEDIUM
ORIGIN - CHINA STORY PRESENT
WHERE FOUND NOW - ORNAMENTAL
GROWS IN MOUNTAIN AREAS AND IS USED AS AN ORNAMENTAL - IVY-LIKE
goatherder story
CHARACTERISTICS
CHANNELS
LV
KD
TASTE
PUNGENT
SWEET
TEMP
WARM
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
icariin
lioleic acid
palmitic acid
sterols
benzene
tannin
vitamin e
flavonoids
slightly toxic
pictures and description
modern usage
USE IN COMBINATION WITH
sang ji seng, xian mao, rou gui, bjt
xm, wu jiao pi, qin jiao, xi xian cao
shu di huang, bai shao yao, ju ua
Main Topic 11
ACTIONS
TONIFY LV AND KD PLUS FORTIFIES THE YANG
TONIFIES LV AND KD AND STRENGTHENS TENDONS AND BONES
DISPELS WIND DAMP-COLD and opens the channels
and relieves pain
sinks liver yang
references
. Institute of Orthopaedics,
mat met guide - textbook
oter textbook
http://epimediumpills.com/epimediumorhornygoatweed.php
http://www.teabenefits.com/herbal-tea-benefits/epimedium-tea-benefits.html
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0003/ai_2603000346/
http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/herbal/xianlingpi.html
http://www.herbalextractsplus.com/epimedium.cfm
http://www.mdidea.com/products/herbextract/icariin/
DOSAGE
preparation
decoction
10-15 grams
Subtopic 2
tincture
in wine 5-10 grams
30 grams for 1 time use
3-4 capsules for immediate use
INDICATIONS
kd yang deficiency
impotence infertility and lumbar weakness
lumbar knee and leg weakness/stiffness/cold/pain -
wind damp cold obstruction
cramps spasms and numbness of extremities plus joint and muscle aches and pains
Liver yang rsing from Liver blood deficiency
dizziness, pale complexion, hot flases, enuresis
perimenopausal syndrome
CAUTIONS CONTRAINDICATIONS
contraindicated in Yin deficiency with heat
mild cumulative toxicity which can damage the yin over time - longterm use not recommended
anyting else?
USAGE AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS
incombination with
Pharmacological effects
sexual function
cardiovascular
immune
respiratory
antiviral
neurasthenia
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