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Yu Jin

Yu Jin

Yu Jin

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 6-12 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste Acrid, bitter - Bensky
Properties Cold - Bensky
Contraindications Use with caution during pregnancy - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Pain from traumatic injury, chronic sores, chest pain, abdominal pain, flank pain, menstrual pain; Nosebleed, vomiting blood, blood in the urine; Anxiety, agitation, seizure, mental derangement; Jaundice, gallbladder disorders - Bensky
Actions Cools the blood, breaks up stasis, promotes the movement of qi, relieves constraint
Pattern Constrained Liver Qi; Traumatic injury; Heat in the blood; Hot phlegm obstructing the Heart - Bensky
Channels Entered Heart, Lung, Liver - Bensky

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Chinese name Yu Jin
English name Tumeric Tuber; Curcuma Tuber
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Invigorates the blood and stops pain while promoting the movement of qi and resolving constraint:  Used topically and internally for pain related to traumatic injury and to hasten the healing process of chronic sores as well as such symptoms as chest, abdominal, flank, or menstrual pain from constained Liver qi.  Particularly useful for constrained Liver qi patterns with heat signs.*
  • Clears heat and cools the blood:  for heat in the blood aspect causing chaotic movement of the blood leading to such problems as nosebleed, vomiting of blood, and blood in the urine.  Especially useful for nosebleed at the onset of menstruation or instead of menstruation, known as inverted menses (Dao jing).*
  • Clears the Heart and opens the orifices:  used when hot phlegm obstructs the Heart orifices with such symptoms as anxiety, agitation, seizure, or mental derangement.  Although it is re\ather effective in clearing the Heart, its ability to open the orificies is weak.*
  • Benefits the Gallbladder and reduces jaundice:  for gallbladder disorders and jaundice.*

Yu Jin - Curcuma spp.

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