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(1) WH or DH sores
(2) Vaginal fungal itch
B.197 C.188 Dr.37
bái xiān pí 白鮮皮

(1) Clears heat, resolves fire toxicity, expels wind, & dries dampness [WH or DH sores* w/ much pus or leaking yellow fluid, infected wounds, bites, chronic sinusitis, bi obstruction, helper for DH jaundice; Good at treating Bi in joints muscles flesh]
(2) Clears damp-heat & stops itching [Vaginal fungal itch*, severe skin itching, acne, rashes, fungus around scrotum or peritoneum, carbuncles ]

No noted CTX, does NOT stress ST SP

bái(white) xiān(fresh) pí(bark, skin)
Dictamni Cortex
dictamnus root bark
bitter, cold
SP ST
ClHt-DryDamp, ClHt-Toxic
(1) Mild hot flashes
(2) Abdominal distention
(3) Dysentary
B.228 C.251 Dr.24
hú huáng lián 胡黃連

(1) Clears heat from deficiency [Mild hot flashes*, night sweats]
(2) Clears heat & reduces childhood nutritional impairment [Abdominal distention*, afternoon fevers, dysenteric diarrhea]
(3) Drains damp-heat [Dysentary*, sores; Is its tradtional use]
(N) Inexpensive substitute for huáng lián

Caution: Cold from SP ST defic

hú(barbarian) huáng(yellow) lián(links, successive)
Picrorhizae Rhizoma
picrorhiza rhizome
bitter, cold
LV ST LI
ClHt-DryDamp, ClHt-Defic
(1) Thick yellow vaginal discharge
(2) Night sweats
(3) Damp skin lesions & sores
B.138 C.145 Dr.24
huáng bǎi 黃柏

(1) Drains damp-heat, particularly from LJ [Thick yellow vaginal discharge*, leukorrhea, UTIs, UB/KD infections, nonviral STDs, nephritis, pyelonephritis, orchitis, damp heat jaundice, hot leg qi]
(2) Drains KD fire w/ yin defic [Night sweats*, steaming bone dz, afternoon fevers & sweat, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea]
(3) Drains fire & resolves fire toxicity [Damp skin lesions & sores*, eczema, hot rashes, poison oak, chemical toxins; Best as topical applic]
(N) Helper [*Foul-smell diarrhea, dysenteric dz; Lowers HBP, has large amounts of Beriberi]

Caution: Cold from SP ST defic

huáng(yellow) bǎi(cedar cypress fir)
Phellodendri Cortex
phellodendron bark
bitter, cold
KD UB
ClHt-DryDamp
(1) Diarrhea
(2) High fever
(3) Blood in urine
(4) Red painful eyes
(+) Insomnia
B.134 C.141 Dr.23
huáng lián 黃連

(1) Clears heat & drains dampness (dh in ST intest) [Diarrhea*, dysenteric dz, vomiting, acid regurg d/t ST heat ]
(2) Drains fire & resolves fire toxicity [High fever*, disorientation, delirium, irritab, red eyes, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscess; All kinds of infect, STDs, UB KD, yeast, boils, acne, hot Bi in joints, int or ext]
(3) Clears heat & stops bleeding [Blood in urine*, in stool, in vomit, nosebleed; "reckless maurading" d/t hot blood]
(4) Clears heat topically [Red painful eyes*, ulcers of tongue & mouth; Damp-heat in wounds, conjunctivitis, anywhere]
(+) Clears HT heat [Insomnia*, irritability, restlessness]
(N) Misc [*Strong affinity for MJ, broad spectrum antibiotic, antifungal/amebic dysentery, TB, typhoid fever, scarlet fever; anti-inflammatory=ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease]

CTX: Arthritis except when major heat & inflam; Caution: Cold, yin or yang defic, defic SP ST

huáng(yellow) lián(links, successive)
Coptidis Rhizoma
coptis rhizome
bitter, cold
HT LI LV ST
ClHt-DryDamp
(1) UJ MJ LJ, Diarrhea
(2) High fever
(3) Vomit blood
(4) Fetus kicking & restless d/t heat
(5) Red eyes
B.131 C.137 Dr.23
huáng qín 黃芩

(1) Clears heat & dries dampness (damp heat) [UJ MJ LJ, Diarrhea*; UJ: Fever, stifling chest, thirst w/ inabil to drink; MJ: Diarrhea, dysentary ST Intest; LJ: Painful urinary dribbling, UTI (helper); Affinity UJ, anti-inflam to GI/Resp tracts, food poisoning, cholecystits, hepatitis, jaundice]
(2) Clears heat & resolves toxicity esp in UJ [High fever*, cough w/ thick yellow sputum, thirst, irritability, hot sores & swellings, bronchitis, sinus/ear/throat infection, acne ]
(3) Clears heat & stops bleeding [Vomit blood*, cough blood, nosebleed, bloody stool, d/t int exc heat causing chaotic blood]
(4) Clears heat & calms fetus [Fetus kicking & restless d/t heat]
(5) Sedates ascendant LV yang [Red eyes*, HA, irritability, flush face]
(N) Potent broad spectrum antibiotic, inhibits excessive peristalsis, antispasmodic, diuretic, lowers blood pressure

Caution: Cold from SP ST defic

huáng(yellow) qín(scutellaria)
Scutellariae Radix
scutellaria, baical skullcap root
bitter, cold
LU ST GB LI
ClHt-DryDamp
(1) Dysentery
(2) Skin lesions or infestations
(3) UTIs
B.144 C.150 Dr.25
kǔ shēn 苦參

(1) Clears heat & dries dampness (esp LJ damp heat) [Dysentery*, jaundice, problematic vaginal discharge, toxic sores]
(2) Disperses wind, kills parasites, & stops itching [Skin lesions or infestations* w/ chronic itching, seepage, bleeding, genital itching, vaginal discharge; Bacteria, fungi, yeast, parasites, jock itch, poison oak, flaky dandruff - wash-on ext applic]
(3) Clears heat & promotes urination [UTIs*, KD infect, hot edema, hot bi ]
(N) Great external antibiotic, anti-fungal

Caution: Cold from SP ST defic

kǔ(intensely bitter) shēn(root)
Sophorae flavescentis Radix
sophora root
bitter, cold
UB HT LV ST LI SI
ClHt-DryDamp
(1) Red swollen sore eyes & throat
(2) HA
B.141 C.148 Dr.22
lóng dǎn cǎo 龍膽草

(1) Drains damp-heat from LV & GB channels [Red swollen sore eyes & throat*, swollen painful ears, sudden deafness, jaundice, gential pain swelling, foul-smell vaginal discharge & itching; Syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, cholecystitis]
(2) Drains & pacifies excessive LV fire [HA*, migraines, red eyes, fever, spasms, convulsions, flank pain]
(N) Is primary herb for draining fire from LV & GB

Caution: Cold from SP ST defic; weakens blood over time

lóng(dragon) dǎn(gallbladder) cǎo(herb)
Gentianae Radix
Chinese gentian root
bitter, cold
GB LV ST
ClHt-DryDamp
(1) Diarrhea
(2) Red swollen painful eyes
(3) Hot bi swollen joints
(4) Cough
B.146 C.226 Dr.25
qín pí 秦皮

(1) Clears heat, resolves toxicity, & dries dampness [Diarrhea*, dysentery, vaginal discharge, UTIs; Not used clinically much anymore for this]
(2) Drains/calms LV fire & benefits eyes [Red swollen painful eyes*, superficial visual obstruction]
(3) Disperses wind-dampness [Hot bi swollen joints*, arthritis; Good anti-inflam]
(4) Calms wheezing & stops coughs [Cough*, wheezing, d/t LU heat]

No noted CTX

qín(China's first dynasty) pí(bark, skin)
Fraxini Cortex
Korean ash bark
bitter, cold, astring
GB LV LI ST
ClHt-DryDamp