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Qing Dai #1701

Pin Ying Name: Qing Dai

Chinese Name: 青黛

English Name: Indigo

Latin Name: Indigo Maturalis

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clean Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Cold
Liver
Lung
Stomach
1.5-3g (Use in Pill or Powdered form and add to strained Decoction)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, resolves Fire toxicity, cools the Blood and reduces maculae

  • Maculae due to Blood Heat (Xue Stage Heat)
  • Can be used alone for bleeding due to Blood Heat, especially epistaxis

Clears Heat, resolves Fire toxicity, cools the Blood, disperses Stagnation and reduces swelling

  • Throat inflammation, dysphagia, sores of the mouth or mumps due to blazing Heat (internal or topical)

Drains Liver Fire, dispels Summerheat and extinguishes Wind to stop tremors

  • Convulsions, red eyes, sore throat and other manifestations of Heat, especially Summerheat, affecting the Liver

Clears Liver Fire, drains Lung Heat and cools the Blood

  • Cough due to Lung Heat
  • Cough and chest pain due to Liver Fire attacking the Lungs
Contraindications
  • Do not use if the Heat is due to Yin Deficiency Fire
  • Use caution for those with Deficiency Cold of the Stomach.
  • Overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and hematochezia.
  • In rare cases this herb may affect the Liver function, decrease platelet count and cause bone marrow suppression.