C. Pleural plaques
Pleural plaques is a medical condition as a result of exposure to asbestos that lead to accumulated plagues within the pleural cavity(a). Many diseases such as pneumonia, breast cancer, and heart failure can affect the pleural space.,therefore, it is often a secondary effect of another disease process.
F.3. In traditional Chinese medicine perspective(47)
Bai He Gu Jin Pian, one of many Chinese herb formula used by TCM to nourish lung Yin energy, moisten the lungs, transform phlegm, and stop cough may have a potential in treating lung diseases, including
1. Bai He
Bai He, is also known as Bulbus Lilii. The Sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold herb has been used in TCM to treat Chronic cough, blood-streaked sputum, difficult to solve chronic low grade fever, insomnia with abundance of dreams, inability to concentrate, restlessness, irritability, etc., by enhancing the function of heart and lung function.
2. Di Huang
a. Sheng di huang
The bitter, sweet, bitter cold herb has been used in TCM as diuretic agent and to enhance heart function (small doses constrict the blood vessels and large doses dilate the blood vessel), decrease blood sugar, etc., as it clears Heat and cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, generates Fluids, cools the Upward-Blazing of Heart Fire, etc., by promoting the functions of heart, kidney, and liver channels.
b. Shu di huang
The bitter, sweet, bitter and warm herb has been used in as diuretic agent and to enhance heart function (small doses constrict the blood vessels and large doses dilate the blood vessel), decrease blood sugar, etc., as it clears Heat and cools the Blood (Sheng) as it nourishes Yin and Blood, tonifies the Essence, strengthens the Marrow, etc., by enhancing the functions of heart, kidney, and liver channels.
3. Mai Men Dong
Mai Dong or Mai Men Dong is also known as Ophiopogon tuber. The sweet and slightly bitter and cold herb has been used in TCM as anti-arrhythmia, Anti shock, anti bacterial agent and improve contraction of heart muscles, and improves toleration of lack of oxygen, protect heart muscle, enhance immune system, lower blood sugar, etc., as it moistens the Lung and Lung-Yin, benefits the Stomach, promotes generation of Body Fluids, clears the Heart, calms restlessness and anxiety, etc., by enhancing the functions of hear, lung and stomach channels.
4. Xuan Shen
Xuan Shen is also known as Figwort Root. The salty, sweet, bitter and cold herb has been used in TCM as anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, sedative, anti-pyretic agent and to lower blood pressure, blood sugar, etc., as it clears Heat, expels toxins, nourishes Yin, etc. by enhancing the functions of kidney, lung and stomach channels.
5. Bei Mu
Bei Mu is also known as Fritillary Bulb. The sweet, bitter and cold herb has been used in TCM as antibiotic and to raise blood pressure, stop cough, , increased blood sugar,etc. as it transforms Phlegm, calms cough; clears Heat, dissolves nodules, etc. by enhancing the functions of heart and lung channels.
6. Jie Geng
Jie geng is also known as Platycodon root. The bitter, acrid neutral herb has been used in TCM to get rid of phlegm, inhibit cough, treat bronchitis and sore throat, etc., by enhancing the function of lung channel.
7. Gan Cao
Gan Cao is also known as Licorice root. The sweet and neutral herb has been used in TCM as anti allergy, anti inflammation, anti ulcer, anti convulsion and to treat stomach weakness, tired and lack of strength, palpitation and short of breath, cough with abundance of phlegm, stomach and solar plexus pain, etc., as it tonifies the Spleen, benefits the Qi, moistens the Lungs, calms cough, deaf or acute pain, by enhancing all 12 channels.
8. Dang Gui
Dang Qui is also known as Angelica Root. The sweet, bitter, acrid and warm herb has been used in TCM to regulate the menses, lower lipids, reduce platelet coagulation and swelling, expel pus, relieve pain, etc/, as it tonifies and moves Blood, calms pain, moistens the Intestines, etc., by enhancing the function of heart, liver and spleen channels.
9. Bai Shao
Bai Shao also known as White Paeony Root, the bitter sour and cool herb has been used in TCM as anti-spastic, anticonvulsant, analgesic, sedative, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic agent and to owers blood pressure, dilates peripheral blood vessels etc., as it nourishes Blood and liver, preserves the Yin, clams pain;, etc., by promoting the function of liver and spleen channels.
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