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Da Huang (Jiu) #1013

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Pin Ying Name: Da Huang (Jiu)

Chinese Name: 大黃(酒制)

English Name: Chinese Rhubarb (Prepared)

Latin Name: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei

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Downward-Draining Herbs: Purgatives
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Cold
Heart
Large Intestine
Liver
Stomach
Pericardium Spleen
3-15g 15-20g (Severe cases)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Drains Heat and purges accumulations

  • Intestinal Heat Excess, with high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, a yellow tongue coat and a full pulse
  • Yang-Ming Fu Stage
  • Qi Level Heat in the Intestines

Drains Fire

  • Fire from Excess with intense fever, sore throat, and painful eyes and constipation
  • Fire toxin sores due to Xue Level Heat, especially with constipation

Clears Heat, transforms Dampness and promotes urination

  • Damp-Heat with edema, jaundice, painful urinary dysfunction and acute, hot dysenteric disorders

Drains Heat from the Blood

  • Bloody stool either from hemorrhoids or Heat in the Intestines
  • Chaotic movement of hot Blood with hemoptysis or epistaxis with constipation
  • It can be powdered and administered orally for bleeding in the upper digestive tract

Invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis

  • Blood Stasis with amenorrhea, fixed abdominal masses or fixed pain
  • Blood Stasis due to traumatic injury
  • Intestinal abscess

Clears Heat and reduces Fire toxicity

  • Topically or internally for burns or skin lesions (Chuang Yung) due to Heat

Clears Heat and eliminates Phlegm

  • Chronic Accumulation of Phlegm-Heat with cough, dyspnea, mania, disorientation and other symptoms of Phlegm Misting the Heart
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Qi or Blood Deficiency who do not have significant accumulation or Blood Stasis.
  • Contraindicated in those with weak Stomach Qi.
  • Contraindicated in those with External invasion.
  • Contraindicated in those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated in those with no Heat and Fire symptoms.
  • Contraindicated in those with Intestinal obstruction.
  • Contraindicated in those with nephritis and/or renal stones. Caution with nursing mothers.
  • Contraindicated in those with abdominal pain of unknown origin.
  • Contraindicated in those with hemorrhoids.
  • Contraindicated in those with hemorrhoids.
  • Extreme caution during pregnancy, menstruation or postpartum.
  • Caution with children under 12.
  • Caution in those with dehydration.
  • Caution in those with electrolyte imbalance.