Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan - Coptis Clearance Pill

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Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "huang lian shang qing wan" which in english is "coptis clearance pill", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and relieve toxicity" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Huang Lien Shang Ching Pien, Coptis Pill To Clear Heat From The Upper Body.

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

  • Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums.
  • Can be a supportive formula for liver fire conditions resulting in headache, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo.
  • A range of yang ming heat issues - constipation, halitosis, gingivitis.

Our shop contains huang lian shang qing wan from the following manufacturer:

View Huang Lian Shang Qing Pian - ActiveHerb

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat. Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewGe Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria)

Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck. Nourishes fluids, alleviat…

ViewHuang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses. Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp…

ViewHuang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria)

Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings. Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-…

ViewJiang Huang (Tumeric Rhizome)

Invigorate blood, unblock menses - chest and abdominal pain, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, pain and swelling due to trauma. Promote the movement of Qi, alleviate pain - epigastric and/or abdominal pain.…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewJu Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower)

Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fever. Clears liver and the eyes (sweet, cold) - wind-heat in the liver channel manifesting with red, painful, dry eyes or excessive tearing, o…

ViewLian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)

Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps. Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

ViewTian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root)

Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens lung dryness. Drains heat, generates fluid (fluids injured) - thirst, irritability, wasting and thirsting disorder, cough, thick sputum. Reli…

ViewXuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue. Nourishes Yin. Particularly for the sequel of warm febrile disease with constipation, irritability. Drains Fire, Relieves Toxi…

ViewZhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence large intestine damp heat, liver fire, lung wind invasion - wind heat and/or phlegm fire.

Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: constipation, dizziness (vertigo), gingivitis, halitosis (bad breath), pneumonia, sore throat, tinnitus and/or urinary tract infection (uti)

As noted above, huang lian shang qing wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and relieve toxicity", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills)

Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages. Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

ViewMa Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to …

ViewPu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin)

Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of the head - strong fever and chills, burning pain of head and face, red and/or swollen eyes, sore throat, aversion to cold, dryness, thirst.  …

ViewSan Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction)

Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever. A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - ga…

ViewXian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life)

Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever).  Breast abscesses, mastitis…

ViewXie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula)

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle …

ViewYi Zi Wan (Decoction B)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching. With the right underlying factors…

All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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