Herbs That Clear Heat And Dry Dampness

TCM Materia Medica

Herbs That Clear Heat And Dry Dampness - Herbal Functional Grouping (9 herbs)

Herbs That Clear Heat And Dry Dampness General Introduction
  • For damp-heat patterns with dysenteric disorders, urinary difficulty or pain, jaundice, furuncles, eczema.
  • Bitter and cold - clear heat and drain dampness; Avoid in cases of stomach and/or spleen deficiency.
  • Often combined with herbs that drain fire and those that clear heat and relieve toxicity.
Herbs That Clear Heat And Dry Dampness Section Summary / Study Notes
  • Huang Qin, Huang Lian, Huang Bai - similar.
    • Huang Qin - most effective in treating upper jiao, but also is used to calm restless fetus and liver yang rising.
    • Huang Lian - for middle jiao issues.
    • Huang Bai - for lower jiao issues.
  • Hu Huang Lian:
    • Inexpensive substitute for Huang Lian.
    • Commonly used for fever due to yin deficiency and for childhood nutritional impairment.
    • Clears damp-heat.
    • Drains fire and is used for steaming bone disorder due to lingering heat.

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