Zi Hua Di Ding - Yedeon's Violet

TCM Materia Medica

Zi Hua Di Ding TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "zi hua di ding" which in english is Zi Hua Di Ding herb"yedeon's violet", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits acrid, 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: 9-15g

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

  • Clears heat and fire toxicity - hot swellings, red, swollen eyes, throat, and/or ears; mumps.
  • Clears hot sores - sores and abscesses of the head and/or back.

Zi Hua Di Ding may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: mumps

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, zi hua di ding is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewFu Fang Zhen Zhu An Chuang Wan (Margarite Acne Pills)

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, zi hua di ding 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. )".

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