Names Of Huang Lian Jie Du Wan

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Huang Lian Jie Du Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Coptis Decoction To Relieve Toxicity
  • Pinyin Name: Huang Lian Jie Du Wan
  • Alternate Names: Huang Lian Jie Du Tang, Huang Lian Jie Du Teapills, Coptis Pill to Eliminate Toxins, Coptis Decoction to Resolve Toxicity, Antiphlogistic Decoction of Coptis, Coptis and Scute Combination
  • Chinese Character: 黃連解毒湯
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How Is Huang Lian Jie Du Wan Categorized?

There Are 19 Formulas In Our Clear Heat Category

How Is Huang Lian Jie Du Wan Used Clinically?

Huang Lian Jie Du Wan Usages and Indications

  • Clears fire toxins (damp heat, toxic heat, fire) from all three jiaos - formula has an antibiotic function which has a broad range of uses in conditions arising from damp heat in the body.  Acute bacterial infections, dystentary, fever (of unknown origin), acute bronchitis, acute conjunctivitis, UTI.
  • Hypertension when it arises from fire/toxic heat.
  • A range of skin issues - boils, acne, mastitis, pyogenic skin infections, gingivitis.
  • Disorders of the middle jiao - hepatitis (particularly acute infectious), jaundice, H-pylori, gastritis.
  • Arrest bleeding in reckless bleeding from heat.
  • Gu syndrome conditions with the right underyling factors - IBS, Lyme, other inflammatory conditions.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Generally only used for acute situations, rarely taken for longer than 15-20 days.  For longer use watch for signs of damage to the spleen system in TCM terms.
    • Avoid in patients with Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.  G6PD is an inherited condition usually occurring in males, more commonly in those of African and Mediterranean descent. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.  When symptoms are triggered, they include fever, dark urine, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, and pale skin.  Most people recover in a few days without treatment, but avoiding relapses is important. 
    All Cautions

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Coptis Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
  • Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp-heat in the stomach or intestine, diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to stomach heat.
  • Clears heart fire - irritability, insomnia.
  • Clears heat and stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in the urine, stool, vomiting due to hot blood.
  • Topically for red, painful eyes and ulcerations of the tongue and mouth.

Zhi Zi


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Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syndrome due to damp-heat in the lower warmer, damp-heat and constrained liver and gallbladder causing jaundice, damp-heat in the gall bladder and triple heater channels of the face - eyes, nose, sores in the mouth and face.
  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in vomit, stool, urine; (needs to partially charred).
  • Topically for blood stasis due to trauma, reduces swelling.

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Huang Qin


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Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings.
  • Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-heat in the stomach or intestines, diarrhea, dysentery; damp warm-febrile disease with fever, stifling sensation in the chest, thirst with no desire to drink; damp-heat in the lower jiao - lin syndrome; damp-heat jaundice.
  • Clears heat, stops bleeding - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool.
  • Clears heat, calms the fetus - restless fetus due to heat.
  • Sedates liver yang rising - headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste, flushed face.

Huang Bai


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Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Drains damp heat from the lower jiao - thick-yellow leukorrhea, foul-smelling diarrhea, dysentery; damp-heat pouring downward or hot leg qi - red, swollen, painful knees, legs, and/or feet; damp-heat jaundice.
  • Drains kidney fire with signs of yin deficiency - steaming bone disorder, night sweats, afternoon fever and sweating, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea.
  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - sores and lesions of the skin.

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