TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "huang bai" which in english is "amur cork tree bark, phellodendron", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and dry dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and urinary bladder channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Huang Bai may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: diarrhea, dysentary, jaundice, knee pain, leg pain, leukorrhea, night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis), skin problems (rash) and/or spermatorrhea
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, huang bai is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
As noted above, huang bai is within the herbs that clear heat and dry dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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