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Huang Qin

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Name: Chinese Skullcap (黃芩)

Pinyin: Huang Qin

Pharm. Name: Radix Scutellariae

Properties:

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Characteristics

Organs

Astringent, Bitter

Clear heat and dry dampness, purge fire and relieve toxicity, cool blood and stop bleeding.

Lung, Stomach
GallBladder
Large Intestine
Heart
Small Intestine
Liver

 

Description:

This herb is bitter, cold and dry with strong actions for clearing hear and drying dampness, it can clear damp-heat of spleen and stomach, liver and gallbladder, large intestine and urinary bladder meridians, thus it is widely indicated for damp-heat syndrome. Besides the actions for clearing heat and relieving toxicity for treating warm disease and dysentery due to heat-toxin, it is often used for heat-toxin syndrome such as abscesses, sore throat. Therefore, it is commonly combined with toxicity-removing and abscess-relieving herbs and sore-throat-alleviating herbs. In addition, for its actions of clearing heat and preventing abortion, it can be used for insecurity of fetus or pregnancy bleeding caused by excess heat in pregnancy period going down to disturb blood sea to make the blood flowing out of the vessels or heat disturbing fetus.

 

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