Clear Heat - TCM Formula Functional Grouping

Clear Heat - General Concepts:

Heat can be found at the qi level, blood level (xue), nutritive level (ying) and within particular organ systems. Proper diagnosis is very important when working to clear heat as improper use of cooling herbs/formulas can weaken the yang and cause any variety of health problems. The formulas within this section are often used for relatively short periods of time with somewhat acute conditions.

Clear Heat Subcategories:

There are (12) TCM formulas grouped as Clear Heat:

TCM FormulaSub CategoryClinical Functions


Clear Damp-Heat

Yin Chen Hao WanClear Damp-Heat
    • Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat.  Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more.
    • Western conditions could be cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, alcohol toxicity and more.
    • May involve other psychiatric conditions as well such as manic depression, anger outbursts, etc.


Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Gan Mao LingClear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

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Huang Lian Shang Qing WanClear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

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Xie Xin WanClear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

    Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.

    Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.



Clear Heat From Deficiency

Qing Hao Bie Jia WanClear Heat From Deficiency

    Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

    Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

Wu Ji Bai Feng WanClear Heat From Deficiency

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Clear Heat From The Nutritive Level and Cool The Blood

Fu Fang Qing Dai WanClear Heat From The Nutritive Level and Cool The Blood

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Fu Fang Zhen Zhu An Chuang PianClear Heat From The Nutritive Level and Cool The Blood

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Clear Heat From The Organs

Bao Ji WanClear Heat From The Organs

    Empirical formula for food poisioning.  Also useful for overeating, excessive drinking - over indulgence in general.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

Chu Kou Wei WanClear Heat From The Organs

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Long Dan Xie Gan WanClear Heat From The Organs

    Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes, diminished hearing and/or swollen sensation in ears/head.  May have urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia.  Women may have leukorrhea with a strong odor.

    The Pulse will be wiry, rapid and forceful and the Tongue will be red with a yellow tongue coating.

Xiang Lian WanClear Heat From The Organs

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