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ACTCM Herbs 1.5

Clear heat drain damp

ChineseLatinEnglishQualitiesChannels EnteredFunctionsDosageCautions/notes
Huang Qin Scutellariae Radix SCUTELLARIA Bitter Cold LU, ST, GB, LI 1) Clears heat and dries dampness: esp in upper jiao. 2) Clears heat and resolve toxicity. 3) Clears heat and stops bleeding. 4) Clears heat and calms fetus. 5) Sedates ascendant Liver Yang. 1-3 qian !May be hard on spleen/stomach – but Frost doesn’t see this too often.!
Huang Lian Coptidis Rhizoma COPTIS RHIZOME Bitter Cold HT, LI, LV, ST 1) Clears heat and drains dampness: esp middle jiao. 2) Drains fire and resolves fire toxicity. 3) Clears heat and stops bleeding. 4) Clears heat topically: 5) Add!! Clears Heart Fire: insomnia, irritability, restlessness 1-3 q ! cold from Sp/St xu !
Huang Bai Phellodendri Cortex PHELLODENDRON BARK Bitter Cold K, UB 1) Drains damp-heat, esp lower jiao. 2) Drains Kidney fire. 3) Drains fire and resolves fire toxicity. 1-5 qian ! Sp xu !
Long Dan Cao Gentianae Radix GENTIAN ROOT Bitter Cold LV, GB, ST 1) Drains damp-heat from the LV and GB channels: hepatitis, herpes, jaundice, VD. 2) Drains and pacifies excessive Liver fire: headaches, eye probs. 1-3 qian up to 5-10 qian for external ! cold from Sp/St xu !
Ku Shen Sophorae flavescentis Radix SOPHORA ROOT Bitter Cold UB, SI, HT, LV, LI, ST 1) Clears heat and dries dampness. 2) Disperses wind, kill parasites, and stops itching: used internally and topically. 3) Clears heat and promotes urination. 1-3 q ! Very bitter and gross taste. Not for weak ST! Best used externally
Qin Pi Fraxini Cortex KOREAN ASH BARK Bitter Cold GB, LV, LI, ST 1) Clears heat, resolves toxicity, and dries dampness. 2) Drains Liver fire and benefits the eyes. 3) Disperses wind-dampness. 4) Calms wheezing and stop coughs. 2-4 qian Mainly for Hot Damp Bi, dysentery.
Hu Huang Lian Picrorhizae Rhizoma Bitter Cold LV, ST, LI 1) Clears heat from deficiency: for yin deficienct heat. 2) Clears heat and reduces childhood nutritional impairment. 3) Drains damp-heat: dysentery or sore. 0.5 - 3 q Inexpensive substitute for Huang Lian. Not as strong or aggressive though – less strong antimicrobial.
Bai Xian Pi Dictamni Cortex Bitter Cold SP, ST 1) Clears heat, resolves fire toxicity, expels wind and dries dampness -- skin. 2) Clears damp-heat, stops itching.
Created by: LAC2b on 2009-03-11

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