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Huang Lian Jie Du Tang #2212M

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Pin Ying Name: Huang Lian Jie Du Tang

English Name: Coptis To Relieve Toxicity Decoction

Chinese Name: 黃連解毒湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 6-12g

Clears Heat, drains Dampness, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.

With Huang Qin, drains pathogenic Heat from the Upper and Middle Jiaos for high fever, redness, swelling and pain of the head and face, dry mouth, parched throat, ulcerations of the mouth and tongue, epistaxis, rashes and irritability in warm-febrile disease and for explosive diarrhea and dysentery with burning pain in the anus or fitted, filthy stools and abdominal pain With Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, and dark urine due to Fire toxin in the three burners.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 6-10g

Clears Heat, resolves Fire toxins, invigorates the Blood, reduces swellings, promotes urination and reduces edema.

With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis to treat Damp-Heat and jaundice, sores due to Heat toxin and irregular vaginal bleeding due to Liver Fire.

Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai 6-19g

Drains Damp-Heat, especially from the Lower Jiao, drains Deficiency Fire, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.

With Zhi Zi Tan, for Lower Jiao Damp-Heat leading to hot, painful urinary dysfunction.

Charred Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi Tan 6-12g

Clears Heat, reduces Fire, drains Damp-Heat, cools Blood and relieves toxicity.

Formula Actions
  • Clears Heat
  • Drains Fire
  • Relieves toxicity from all three Jiaos
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Stops bleeding
  • Purges Damp-Heat
  • Purges the Gallbladder
  • Obstruction of the Three Jiaos by Fire Toxin which pervades both the Exterior and Interior
  • Gu Syndrome
  • Lung Heat
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Incoherent speech
  • Insomnia
  • Dark urine
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Maculae
  • Carbuncles
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Palpitations
  • Furuncles
  • Tinnitus
  • Purpura
  • Red face
  • Rashes
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysentery with fever
  • Jaundice
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematuria
  • Cloudy mind
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and forceful
  • Septicemia
  • Toxic bacillary dysentery
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Encephalitis
  • Purulent skin lesions
  • Emotional instability
  • Fevers
  • Hemoptysis
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematuria
  • Blood diseases
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Neurasthenia
  • Hysteria
  • Urticaria
  • Acute icteric jaundice
  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Hypertension
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Otitis media
  • Nephritis
  • Prophylactic treatment against post-surgical infection
  • Herpes zoster
  • Post-surgical cataract
  • Candidiasis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acute eczema
  • Chalazion
  • Hordeolum
  • Chronic dacrystitis
  • Jaundice
  • Gu syndrome
  • Behcet's disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Depression
  • Glossitis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Tinnitus
  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Purpura
  • Fatigue
  • Acute pyelonephritis
  • Herpes simplex
  • Bad breath
  • Thrush
  • Pruritis
  • Pyemia
  • Carbuncles
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Cerebral bleeding
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza
  • Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis
  • Pyogenic skin infection
  • Acute infectious hepatitis
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Acute enteritis
  • Menopausal syndrome
  • Neurosis
  • Stomatitis
  • Toothache
  • Nervous gastritis
  • Cellulitis
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Vaginitis
  • Erysipelas
  • Sequelae of stroke
  • Post-ischemic brain injury
  • Acne
  • Impetigo herpetiformis
  • Eczema of the anus
  • Giardiasis
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Prostatitis
  • Vestibulitis
  • Cataracts
  • Blepharitis
  • Eyelid edema
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Furuncles and boils
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-febrile disease
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Diarrhea
  • Prostatitis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Allergic purpura
  • Hematemesis
  • Drug-induced dermatitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Indigestion
  • Use only for Excess patients with strong constitutions.
  • Do not use long term (it can injure Yin).
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Yin Deficiency with a red tongue and no coat.