Chinese Herb Zhu Ling Identification

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Which formula tonifies the Spleen, stops diarrhea, and resolves dampness?

Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

What is the main action of Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan?

Disperses the formation of abnormal masses in the abdomen

Which herb is mainly used to treat edema and stomach fullness?

Zhu Ling

What is the color of Zhu Ling's skin that resembles pig feces?

Black

Which formula is specifically indicated for menopause, uterine fibroids, and orchitis?

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan

Which herb facilitates urination and cures strangury and malaria?

Zhu Ling

'Fu Shen' forms from Qi that is exuberant but not enough to flow outward. True or False?

False

'Shen Ling Bai Zhu San' contains which combination of herbs: Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Zhi Gan Cao, Shan Yao, and Bai Bian Dou? True or False?

False

What is the main action of herbs that drain dampness?

Regulate water and leach out dampness

Which symptom may indicate the invasion of dampness into muscles, sinews, and joints?

Dull ache of the muscles

What is the function of Fu Ling (Poria) among herbs that drain dampness?

Improves appetite and calms the mind

Which symptom is Fu Ling (Poria) NOT used to treat?

High fever

What is the significance of normalizing water circulation in the body?

Ensuring proper hydration levels

How does dampness affect qi circulation according to the text?

Obstructs it

Which condition is NOT associated with invasion of dampness into muscles and joints?

Migraine headaches

What is the reason behind the name 'Zhu Ling'?

It resembles the feces of a pig

Which organ does Polyporus primarily affect?

Kidney

What is the main action of Ze Xie according to the text?

Drives away stagnant water in the bladder

What warning is given about long-term use of Zhu Ling?

It may impair kidney function

For which condition would Polyporus be a suitable treatment according to the text?

Edema and vaginal discharge due to dampness

Which taste is associated with Polyporus?

Sweet

What does Ze Xie do in relation to the small intestine?

Clears heat from it

'Tangye Bencao' advises caution against excessive or prolonged use of Ze Xie due to its potential to affect which organ?

Kidneys

What are the potential health risks associated with consuming herbal products containing aristolochic acids?

Development of cancers in the upper urinary tract and bladder

What is the primary purpose of herbs like Tong Cao, Mu Tong, and Che Qian Zi?

To address urinary issues like strangury

Why are products containing aristolochic acids not approved by the FDA?

For their potential carcinogenic and nephrotoxic effects

Which condition are herbs like Tong Cao and Mu Tong commonly used for?

Strangury

What is the main effect of Che Qian Zi according to the text?

Eases release of urine and strengthens eyes

Why do some herbal products claim to contain aristolochic acids despite their health risks?

To boost sales as dietary supplements

What is the main property of Bi Xie according to the text?

Curing urinary incontinence

How does Dong Kui Zi primarily act according to the text?

Promotes lactation

Which condition is NOT cured by Bi Xie as mentioned in the text?

Healing damp-heat skin lesions

What is a common property of Dong Kui Guo?

Curing vaginal discharge due to deficiency or damp-heat

In traditional medicine, what is Dong Kui Zi primarily used for?

Promoting lactation

Which statement accurately describes Bi Xie according to the text?

Relieves difficulties in using the waist and legs

What is a unique property of Dong Kui Guo according to the text?

Cures impotency

What distinguishes the properties of Bi Xie and Dong Kui Zi?

Bi Xie treats unhealed malignant sores, while Dong Kui Zi promotes lactation.

What is the primary action of Alisma rhizome?

Promotes urination and resolves dampness

Which symptom is Wu Ling San NOT commonly used for according to the text?

Toothache

What is the main function of Yi Yi Ren (Coicis Semen Job’s tear) based on the text?

Used to cure vomiting of bloody pus and coughing due to lung atrophy

Which herb is NOT included in the formulation of Wu Ling San?

Ren Shen

What health concern should be noted regarding an overdose of Alisma rhizome according to the text?

Disturbance of electrolyte balance

What is the primary property of Wu Ling San based on its actions?

Regulating water circulation and dispelling dampness

Which symptom is NOT associated with the use of Alisma rhizome?

Toothache

What herbal formula would be suitable for treating spermatorrhea due to damp-heat according to the text?

Wu Ling San

What is the primary action of Akebia caulis according to the text?

Promotes urination for stranguria

Which organs are associated with the action of Akebia caulis as mentioned in the text?

Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine

What is the primary caution associated with using Akebia caulis?

Pregnancy

Which herb is not part of the Dao Chi San formula according to the text?

Qian Shi

What is a potential side effect of using Zhu Sha according to the text?

Carcinogenicity

Which herb is NOT mentioned as being addictive in the text?

Guang Fang Ji

What condition is NOT specifically associated with the use of Dao Chi San according to the text?

Anxiety

What is the primary use of Guang Fang Ji according to the text?

Eliminates joint pain/stiffness

What is the primary action of Mallow seed (fruit) according to the text?

Promotes urination for stranguria

Which organs are primarily targeted by Mallow seed (fruit) according to the text?

Bladder, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

What dosage range is recommended for Mallow seed (fruit) based on the text?

3-9g

What condition does Mallow seed (fruit) help relieve by moistening the Intestines?

Constipation due to insufficient fluids in the Intestines

Which condition is NOT listed as a caution for using Mallow seed (fruit) according to the text?

Hypertension

What are the primary channels entered by Fu Shen (Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Root)?

Heart, Spleen, Kidney

Which statement accurately describes the dosage of Fu Ling Pi (Poria cutis)?

15~30g

What is the main action of Fu Ling Pi (Poria cutis) according to the text?

Reduces edema

Which condition is Fu Shen (Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Root) NOT commonly used to treat?

Constipation

What is the primary action of Fu Ling (Poria) among herbs that drain dampness?

Strengthens the Spleen

What distinguishes the properties of Fu Shen (Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Root) from Fu Ling Pi (Poria cutis)?

Actions

Which caution should be considered when using Fu Shen (Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Root)?

Yin deficiency

Which statement accurately describes the properties of Fu Shen?

-Neutral, sweet, harmonizes the Shen

What is the primary reason why herbal products containing aristolochic acids have not been approved by the FDA?

They have been associated with cancers of the upper urinary tract and bladder.

Which herb is NOT mentioned as part of 'Herbs that Drain Dampness'?

Aristolochiae manshurensis Caulis

What is the main function of Plantaginis Semen Psyllium (Che Qian Zi) according to the text?

Ease the release of urine and end dribbling urination

What is the common property shared by Aristolochiae debilis Radix, Aristolochiae Fructus, and Asarum as mentioned in the text?

Carcinogenic effects

Which statement accurately describes the use of Tong Cao and Mu Tong according to the text?

They are used for disorders of qi and ve types of strangury.

What is the significance of herbs like Tong Cao, Mu Tong, and Che Qian Zi in traditional medicine?

They are commonly used for disorders related to dampness.

What is the most common health risk associated with consuming herbal products containing aristolochic acids?

Cancers of the upper urinary tract and bladder

Which herb among Aristolochiae debilis Radix, Aristolochiae Fructus, Asarum, and Aristolochiae manshurensis Caulis is most likely to cause nephrotoxicity?

Aristolochiae manshurensis Caulis

Test your knowledge on the Chinese medicinal herb Zhu Ling, known for growing on maple trees and resembling pig feces. Learn about its properties and potential side effects based on historical texts. This quiz will challenge your understanding of this unique herb.

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