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Zhi Zi #1178

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Pin Ying Name: Zhi Zi

Chinese Name: 梔子

English Name: Gardenia

Latin Name: Gardeniae, Fructus

Herbs that Clean Heat and Drain Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat in the Qi Stage
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Astringent
Cold
Heart
Lung
Stomach
Liver
Triple Burner GallBladder
Yin Wei
3-12g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, reduces Fire and eliminates irritability in the San Jiao

  • Excess Heat in the Heart, Stomach and Liver with high fever, irritability, restlessness, a stifling sensation in the chest, insomnia or delirious speech, eye problems, anger, jaundice

Clears Heat and resolves Dampness (Drains Damp-Heat)

  • Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with painful urinary dysfunction (Lin Syndrome)
  • Damp-Heat in the Liver/Gallbladder with jaundice
  • Damp-Heat in the San Jiao
  • Damp-Heat in the Gallbladder and San Jiao channels of the face affecting the nose and eyes or causing sores in the mouth or facial region

Cools the Blood and relieves toxicity (stops bleeding by astringing)

  • Heat in the Blood with epistaxis, hematemesis, hemafecia or hematuria (partially charred)

Reduces swelling and invigorates the Blood

  • Blood Stagnation due to trauma (topical)
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stool or loss of appetite due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with abdominal and epigastric pain that is not caused by Fire.
  • Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery.