Can you add blood to remove dryness? Dang gui can do this.
Can you add qi to drain damp? Bai zhu can do his.
Can you add qi to remove phlegm? Rarely
Can you add blood to remove fire? Rarely
phlegm and fire will nearly always require releasing inflammation and destroying biofilms, removing mucus etc.
Fire plus damp = modern diet
Get the water out
keep the fire in check
very little need to nourish
β-amylase can completely hydrolyze starch into sugar
α-amylase can hydrolyze starch into short straight-chain polyglucose;
Contains less α and β-amylase. And its ability of digesting starch is poorer than that of malt.
Anti-bacteria such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus, Aerobacter aerogenes
Anti-fungal such as Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Conchosporium spp., Microsporous wool spores, Microsporum gypseum and Skin fungi such as red mulberry, canine nodules and flocculent epidermosis
antipyretic effects by down-regulating the mRNA of tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1 beta, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2
Regulates gastro-intestinal movement
Increases digestive secretion
increases gastric acid secretion
improves pepsin activity
enhances secretion of amylase in pancreas
improves serum amylase activity
Protects gut barrier by increasing intestinal mucus secretion reducing the number of enhanced mucosal mast cell
Reduces the activity of serum diamine oxidase and mucosal epithelial damage in intestine.
Regulating immunity by activating white blood cells and peritoneal macrophages, and proliferating lymphocytes
Inhibits gastro ulcer , increases Nitric oxide amount and SOD activity and reduces MDA amount
Regulates the gastric evacuation and movement of small intestine
Increases bile secretion
Liver protective by significantly reducing ALT, AST and MDA.
Antispasmodic in intestine
Anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the combination of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and activator protein 1 (AP-1), stimulating the activation of RAW 264.7 cell (mouse, macrophage) and inhibiting interleukin 1β （IL-1β） gene expression
Inhibits tumor growth