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Fu Long Gan

English Name: soot and ash from a fire pit

Pharmaceutical Name: Terra Flava Usta

Medica Category: Stop-Bleeding Herbs

Properties: Fu Long Gan enters the Spleen and Stomach channels; it is acrid in nature and warm in temperature.

What is Fu Long Gan?:

The Chinese Herb Fu Long Gan is ashes form a wood fire that has completely burned up (e.g. campfire ashes the morning after). The ashes can be wrapped in a cheesecloth for pre-decoction, or a suspension of Fu Long Gan can be used in place of water to cook herbs. The powder form of this substance can be used topically.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Fu Long Gan:

Fu Long Gan

English Name: soot and ash from a fire pit

Pharmaceutical Name: Terra Flava Usta

Medica Category: Stop-Bleeding Herbs

Properties: Fu Long Gan enters the Spleen and Stomach channels; it is acrid in nature and warm in temperature.

What is Fu Long Gan?:

The Chinese Herb Fu Long Gan is ashes form a wood fire that has completely burned up (e.g. campfire ashes the morning after). The ashes can be wrapped in a cheesecloth for pre-decoction, or a suspension of Fu Long Gan can be used in place of water to cook herbs. The powder form of this substance can be used topically.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Fu Long Gan:

Fu Long Gan warms the middle to treat bleeding disorders caused by deficiency and cold of the Spleen that is impairing its ability to hold blood in the vessels. Other “secondary” signs of cold/deficiency in the Spleen include sallow complexion, cold extremities, and a pale tongue. Clinical presentations for which this herb is useful include: epistaxis, hematemesis, bloody dysentery, bloody leukorrhea, and profuse menstrual bleeding.

Fu Long Gan warms the middle and redirects rebellious qi downwards to address nausea and vomiting.

Fu Long Gan warms the middle and strengthens the Spleen to address chronic diarrhea (caused by Spleen deficiency).

Fu Long Gan is used topically (with other heat-toxin clearing herbs) to treat sores, swellings, erysipelas, and other skin disorders characterized by dampness. that is impairing its ability to hold blood in the vessels. Other “secondary” signs of cold/deficiency in the Spleen include sallow complexion, cold extremities, and a pale tongue. Clinical presentations for which this herb is useful include: epistaxis, hematemesis, bloody dysentery, bloody leukorrhea, and profuse menstrual bleeding.

Fu Long Gan warms the middle and redirects rebellious qi downwards to address nausea and vomiting.

Fu Long Gan warms the middle and strengthens the Spleen to address chronic diarrhea (caused by Spleen deficiency).

Fu Long Gan is used topically (with other heat-toxin clearing herbs) to treat sores, swellings, erysipelas, and other skin disorders characterized by dampness.

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