Warm herbs

Common herbs which are warm in nature



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Angelica Sinensis (dang gui)

Nature: Warm; bitter, sweet, slightly pungent; attributive to liver and spleen.

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Apricot Seed (hsing jen)

Nature: Warm; bitter; attributive to lungs and large intestine.

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Astragalus (huang qi)

Nature: Slightly warm; sweet and slightly sour; attributive to spleen and lungs.

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Atractylodes Rhizoma (pai chu)

Nature: Warm: sweet and bitter; attributive to spleen and stomach.

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Broomrape (rou cong rong)

Nature: Warm; sweet and salty; attributive to kidneys, large intestine.

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Cardamon (yi zhi ren)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to spleen and kidneys.

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Chinese Cornbind (ho shou wu)

Nature: Warm; bitter and sour; attributive to liver and kidneys.

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Citrus Peel (chen-pi)

Nature: Warm; bitter; attributive to spleen and lungs.

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Cordyceps (dong chiung xia cao)

Nature: Warm; sweet; attributive to kidneys and lungs.

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Dangshen (dang shen)

Nature: Warm, sweet, attributive to spleen and lungs.

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Deer Horn (lu rong)

Nature: Warm; sweet and salty; attributive to kidney and liver.

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Dogwood Tree (shan zhu yu)

Nature: Slightly warm, sour, attributive to kidneys and liver.

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Eucommia Cortex (du jung)

Nature: Warm; sweet; attributive to kidneys and liver.

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Fennel Seed (hui xiang)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach.

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Garlic (da suan)

Nature: Warm, pungent, attributive to stomach and large intestine.

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Gastrodia Elata (tien ma)

Nature: Warm, sweet, pungent, attributive to liver.

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Ginger (gan jiang)

Nature: Warm, pungent, attributive to stomach, spleen, heart, lungs and kidneys.

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Ginseng (ren shen)

Nature: Warm, sweet, slightly bitter, attributive to spleen and lungs.

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Hawthorn (shan zha)

Nature: Slightly warm; sweet and sour; attributive to spleen stomach and liver.

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Hemlock Parsley (chuan xiong)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to liver, gallbladder and pericardium.

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Horny Goat Weed (yin yang huo)

Nature: Warm; pungent and sweet; attributive to kidneys and liver.

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Joint Fir (ma huang)

Nature: Warm; pungent and slightly bitter; attributive to lungs and bladder.

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Longan (long yan rou)

Nature: Warm; sweet; attributive to heart and spleen.

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Magnolia Flower (hsin yi)

Nature: Warm; bitter; attributive to lungs and stomach.

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Magnolia Vine Fruit (wu wei zi)

Nature: Warm; sour, slightly bitter and salty; attributive to kidneys and lungs.

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Morinda Root (ba ji tien)

Nature: Warm; sweet and pungent; attributive to kidneys and liver.

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Mulberry (sang shen)

Nature: Warm; sweet and sour; attributive to heart, liver and kidney channels.

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Notoginseng (san qi)

Nature: Warm; sweet and slightly bitter, attributive to liver and stomach.

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Nutmeg (rou dou kou)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to stomach, spleen and small intestine.

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Pinellia Ternata (ban xia)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to spleen and stomach.

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