Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity Sub Category

Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity is a subcategory of the Clear Heat functional grouping.

The Clear Heat functional grouping contains the following sub categories:

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The Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity Category Contains (8) TCM formulas In Our Database

Gan Mao Ling

Miraculous Cold Pills


  • Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages.
  • Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan

Coptis Clearance Pill


  • Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums.
  • Can be a supportive formula for liver fire conditions resulting in headache, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo.
  • A range of yang ming heat issues - constipation, halitosis, gingivitis.

Ma Ying Long

Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment


  • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to remove decayed tissue and stimulate new growth.  Available as a cream and suppositories and may be combined with other oral formulas depending on the needs of the patient.

Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan

Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin


  • Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of the head - strong fever and chills, burning pain of head and face, red and/or swollen eyes, sore throat, aversion to cold, dryness, thirst.  Hemorrhagic fever, Respiratory Tract Infection, Acute tonsillitis, otitis media, lymphadenitis, Common Cold, Flu.  More common seasonally in the winter or spring.
  • Disperse wind-heat - cellulitis in the head and face, herpes, boils.
  • Has a range of antibiotic and antiviral effects.

San Huang Xie Xin Wan

Drain The Epigastrium Decoction


  • Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever.
  • A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - gastroenteritis, hepatitis, dysentary, hemorrhoids, etc.
  • Certain psychological conditions with damp-heat background - schizophrenia, anxiety, as well as obstructive conditions such as sleep apnea.
  • Due to the "clear heat in the blood" aspect, possible usages for digestive bleeding, vascular headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, epistaxis, dental abscesses, mouth sores, etc.
  • Has a broad anti-inflammatory effect, accordingly with the right underlying patterns may be used for atherosclerosis, upper respiratory infections and issues such as diabetic nephropathy.

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan

Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life


  • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever). 
  • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
  • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
  • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.

Xie Xin Wan

Drain the Epigastrium Formula


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.

Yi Zi Wan

Decoction B


  • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.
  • With the right underlying factors may also be useful for vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain, possibly with dark clots.

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