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Huang Qin #1192M

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Pin Ying Name: Huang Qin

Chinese Name: 黃芩

English Name: Chinese Skullcap

Latin Name: Scutellariae, Radix

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Astringent
Cold
Lung
Stomach
GallBladder
Large Intestine
Heart
Small Intestine
Liver
3-18g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and dries Dampness

  • Damp-Heat in the Stomach or Intestines with diarrhea or dysenteric disorder
  • Damp-Warmth with fever, a stifling sensation in the chest and thirst with no desire to drink
  • Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with painful urinary dysfunction
  • Damp-Heat jaundice (auxiliary), infectious hepatitis

Drains Fire and detoxifies

  • Heat and Fire especially in the Upper Jiao (Lung) with high fever, irritability, thirst, cough and expectoration of thick, yellow sputum
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Hot sores and swellings (topical or internal)

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

  • Xue Stage Heat or Blood Heat causing bleeding with epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis and hemafecia

Clears Heat and calms the fetus

  • Fetal restlessness due to Heat

Calms ascending Liver Yang

  • Liver Yang Rising with headache, irritability, red eyes, flushed face and bitter taste
  • High Blood pressure
  • Gallbladder Heat
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Cold in the Middle Jiao.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat in the Lungs.
  • Use caution for those with restless fetus due to Cold.
  • Use caution for those with Blood Deficiency with abdominal pain.
  • Use caution for those with edema due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with loose stools due to Kidney Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with amenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency.