Clear Damp-Heat - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Clear Damp-Heat Sub Category

Clear Damp-Heat is a subcategory of the Expel Dampness functional grouping.

The Expel Dampness functional grouping contains the following sub categories:

All Functions

The Clear Damp-Heat Category Contains (12) TCM formulas In Our Database

Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang

Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge


  • Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain, and/or abdominal pain.  Leukorrhea may be yellow, white or red.
  • Gonorrhea, syphilis.

Ba Zheng Wan

Eight Herb Powder for Rectification


  • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
  • Prostatitis when from damp heat.

Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan

Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills


For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the lower.  The spleen system is effectively the western version of the digestive system.  The spleen is responsible for extracting the energy from the food and properly breaking the food down.  When the spleen is weak the overall energy tends to drop, the appetite may be poor, and the mood may also be on the down side.  Furthermore, the weakness of the spleen results in the accumulation of byproducts (damp) which tend to accumulate in the lower.

Symptoms may include diarrhea, constipation, excessive gas, and abdominal distension.  This formula is used to treat belching, acid reflux, poor appetite, abdominal distension, flatulence, constipation, and abdominal cramping and discomfort.

Tongue: puffy, sticky or greasy coat

Pulse: slippery, weak

Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan

Contribute To Youthfulness Pills


  • For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening metabolism, transforming dampness, tonifying spleen qi, and mildly moving blood stasis in Chinese Medicine terms.

Li Dan Wan

Benefit The Gallbladder Pills


  • A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms.  Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive issues from poor gallbladder function – nausea, vomiting, jaundice. 
  • Hepatitis, particularly acute viral, along with other supportive formulas when arising from damp heat.

Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan

Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills


  • Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels.
  • Acid reflux/heartburn, nausea with possible vomitting after meals.

San Jin Wan

Triple Gold Pills


  • Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation.
  • Dark or scanty urine.
  • Urinary stones.
  • Urinary tract infection.

Si Miao Wan

Four Marvels Powder


  • Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond.
  • Gout.
  • Weakness and/or atrophy in the lower body with swelling.
  • Leukorrhea and other heat related discharge.

Wu Lin San Wan

Gardenia & Hoelen Formula


  • Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat.
  • Possibly blood in the urine -bright red blood not occult.

Xiang Lian Wan

Aucklandia and Coptis Pills


  • Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat.
  • Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation.
  • Vomitting, hiccups, excessive belching, acid reflux due to rebellious stomach qi and heat.
  • The modifications in Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan add more movement and stronger heat clearing from the base.

Yin Chen Hao Wan

Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction


  • 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.

Yu Dai Wan

Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill


  • Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling.
  • Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency. 
  • Yeast infection.

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