The TCM herb "pu gong ying" which in english is "dandelion", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sweet (gan) 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:
Pu Gong Ying may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: breast cancer, jaundice and/or urinary disorders (lin disease)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, pu gong ying is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Cystic acne, pimples. Skin irritation due to damp heat - eczema, boils, carbuncles, etc. With appropriate diagnosis can be used for acute dermatitis, poison ivy/oak.
As noted above, pu gong ying is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".