Category: Clear Heat from DeficiencyTaste: Bitter, Salty Temperature: Cold Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Kidney
Cautions & Contraindications:
Actions & Indications:
- Clears heat and cools the blood: for heat entering the nutritive or blood levels, yin deficient fever, persistent summertime fever in children, postpartum fever, and lingering fever as the sequela of a warm heat pathogen disease that injures the blood or yin. Most commonly used for post partum fever and during the recovery stage from a febrile disease.
- Cools the blood and promotes urination: for hot or painful bloody urinary dribbling, especially before or after giving birth.
- Resolves toxicity and treats sores: for toxic sores, swollen and painful throat, and snakebite. For these purposes, it can be taken internally or applied topically. This action is not particularly strong.