Qin Pi - Bark of Korean Ash Branch

TCM Materia Medica

Qin Pi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "qin pi" which in english is "bark of korean ash branch", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and dry dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the gall bladder, large intestine, liver and stomach 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:

  • Dosage: 4.5-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Drains damp-heat - dysentery (bloody).
  • Drains liver fire - eyes with redness, swelling, pain, or the formation of superficial visual obstruction.
  • Clears wind-damp - painful hot obstruction.

As noted above, qin pi 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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