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Clear Heat, dry Dampness
15-CHDD-02

Huangqin / Huanglian / Huangbai / Longdancao

Rh Coptidis/Huanglian


CHINESE : HUANGLIAN
LATIN : Rh Coptidis
ENGLISH : Coptis
TRIVIAL : Yellow Links / Chinese Goldthread Rhizome

CATEGORY : Clear Heat, Dry Dampness
Properties : Bitter. Cold
Channels : Ht, LI, Li, St


ACTIONS
Main herb for Damp-Heat in the Intestines and St. Drains Fire, relieves toxicity, clears Fire Poison. Any kind of Heat, for Rh Coptidis/Huanglian is Bitter and Cold. Clears Heat, drains Dampness. Clears or reduces Ht-Fire. Clears Heat, stops bleeding. Drains St-Fire. Clears Heat topically.
Non-Physical: treats Ht Fire.


INDICATIONS
Diarrhea, dysentery, gastrointestinal infections in general. Ht: manic, jumpy, being startled, person cannot stop. Red, painful, swollen, hot (Fire poison) anywhere in the body. Fever, coma during fever, delirium, etc. St-Fire in full Fire stage: red tongue, vomiting foul stuff, nausea.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu, St-Cold due to xu, Sp- or Ki xu diarrhea. Long-term use can injure Sp and St.
Antagonizes: Fl Chrysanthomi Morifolii/Juhua, Scrophularia/Xuanshen, C Dictamni Radicis Dasycarpi/Baixianpi, Bombyx Batryticatus /Jiangcan.
Counteracts: Tussilagi/Kuandonghua, Rx Achyranthis Bidentatae/Niuxi.


TEXTUAL LINKED BY
Rx Ligustici Chuanxiong/Chuanxiong


FORMULAS
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
Huang Lian Tang

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