Working on my calligraphy!
I was young leading at scouts tonight and the power went out because we turned the oven on. Spent half an hour looking for the fuse box!
I have a Chemistry test tomorrow that the teacher has told us is super hard so I've also been studying for that.
How has your day been? ~Fiona
Hello!!! I'm sorry for not posting in a while!! I've been super busy+sick but now that classes have started i hope to post more!! This are some spanish notes i took today!!!
I don’t think Sha Ren is commonly used but at least it’s an easy one to visually identify! Commonly called Grains-of-Paradise Fruit, Sha Ren is used for deficiency cold in the Stomach. It is hot, acrid, and aromatic, making it ideal to promote the movement of qi (acrid tastes move), transform dampness (aromatic tastes do this), and warm the middle jiao.
Deficiency cold in the Stomach means that your Stomach is too weak to properly warm the foods that you eat. Because the Stomach needs to be warm in order to do this, when it is weak and cold food will stagnate and you might get nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or diarrhea.
Sha Ren can also be used when qi obstruction in the middle jiao disrupts the fetus during pregnancy and causes morning sickness. So Sha Ren is safe for pregnant women (if their condition warrants use of this herb), but watch out if there is yin deficiency with heat signs because Sha Ren will be too warming and could make the condition worse. If you think herb might be useful for you, contact a TCM practitioner near you or DM me.
Again, like almost all of the herbs in this category, Sha Ren should be added near the end of the decocting period or else its effect will be lost. And if you want to check out a formula: Yang Chun Sha Ren is one of the more common ones where you will see Sha Ren used.
And that's the end of this category! Next week I will start talking about herbs that relieve food stagnation.