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Relieves toxicity (Purges Fire), dries Dampness, kills parasites and alleviates itching External wash for Damp-Heat rashes (scabies, tinea)

Swollen, painful throat or eyes

Jaundice

Restrains and inhibits sores, generates flesh and transforms putrefication Topically for problems where toxins and pathogens have collected and clogged the channels, collaterals and muscles leading to blockage and Stagnation

Topically for toxic sores

Stops bleeding and alleviates diarrhea Chronic diarrhea, hemafecia, uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge

Topically for epistaxis, hemorrhoidal bleeding, bleeding gums and bleeding due to external trauma

Clears Heat and expels Phlegm Wind-Phlegm (Heat) disorders with irritability, delirium, and convulsions

Cough with sputum that is difficult to expectorate

Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Astringent
Cold
(Toxic)
Large Intestine
Liver
Lung
Spleen
(Stomach)
Decoctions: 1-3g
Pills and Powders: 0.6-1.5g