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Huang Lian #1073M

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Pin Ying Name: Huang Lian

Chinese Name: 黃連

English Name: Coptis

Latin Name: Coptidis, Rhizoma

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Herbs that Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Astringent
Cold
Heart
Large Intestine
Liver
Stomach
GallBladder
Spleen
1.5-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and drains Dampness

  • Damp-Heat in the Stomach or Intestines with diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, enteritis and vaginal infection, cholera, acute gastroenteritis, typhoid fever staphylococcus
  • Stomach Heat with vomiting and/or acid regurgitation

Drains Fire and resolves Fire toxicity

  • Heat with Blazing Fire (Toxic Heat) with high fever. irritability, disorientation, delirium, a red tongue and a rapid, full pulse
  • Heat from Excess with toxicity painful, red eyes, otitis and a sore throat, ear, nose and throat infection
  • Boils, carbuncles and abscesses (Chuang Yung)

Clears Heat and stops bleeding

  • Blood Heat with epistaxis, hematemesis, hematuria, hemafecia and hemoptysis

Clears Heat topically

  • Infected wounds, red and painful eyes, ulcerations of the tongue and mouth (topical)

Clears Heart Fire (sedative)

  • Heart Fire
  • Lack of communication between the Heart and Kidneys

Drains Stomach Fire

  • Stomach Fire
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Yang Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi and Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with nausea or vomiting due to Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Insomnia and fright due to Blood Deficiency, yet appearing with restless Heat and thirst.
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea and abdominal pain.
  • Contraindicated for those with fever due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for children who have pox and sores with diarrhea due to Yang Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with postpartum insomnia.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency leading to Internal Heat and restless irritability.
  • Use with caution for those with diarrhea due to Spleen or Kidney Deficiency.
  • Long term use can cause injury to the Spleen and Stomach.
  • Do not use if tongue coat is not thick, yellow, greasy and fully covering the tongue.
  • Do not use this herb with pork.
  • Do not use this herb and drink cold water.