Formulas that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Formula Ingredients Pattern Actions Indications
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity Huang Lian Heat toxin obstructing all 3 Jiaos Drains fire Relieves toxicity (Drains heat via urine) High fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, incoherent speech, insomnia, dark urine. T: red with yellow coat P: rapid, forceful -Nosebleed or vomiting blood due to excess heat. -Dysenteric disorder or jaundice due to damp-heat.
Huang Qin
Huang Bai Zhi Zi
Xie Xin Tang Drain the Epigastrium Decoction Da Huang Damp-heat excess with interior clumping Drains fire Relieves toxicity Dries Dampness (Drains heat via stool) Fever, irritability and restlessness, flushed face, red eyes, dark urine, constipation. T: greasy yellow coat P: slippery, rapid -Epigastric focal distention, jaundice, diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, vomiting blood, nosebleed, red swollen eyes and ears, tongue and mouth ulcers, abscess.
Huang Lian Huang Qin
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Universal Benefit Decoction to Eliminate Toxin Huang Qin Huang Lian Acute, massive febrile disorder of the head due to seasonal epidemic toxin associated with wind-heat and damp-phlegm Clears heat Eliminates fire toxin Disperses wind-heat Strong fever and chills, redness, swelling and burning pain of head and face, dysfunction of throat, dryness and thirst. T: red with powdery white or yellow coat P: floating, rapid, forceful
Niu Bang Zi Lian Qiao Bo He Jiang Can Xuan Shen Ma Bo Ban Lan Gen Jie Geng Gan Cao
Chen Pi
Chai Hu
Sheng Ma
Qing Wen Bai Du Yin Clear Epidemics and Overcome Toxin Decoction Shi Gao Zhi Mu Gan Cao Dan Zhu Ye (Bai Hu Tang) Severe fire in qi and blood levels Clears heat Relieves toxicity Cools blood Drains fire Intense fever, strong thirst, dry heaves, severe, stabbing headache, extreme irritability, dark scorched lips, delirious speech, rash, nosebleed. T: dark red P: rapid, submerged and thin, or floating and large
Xi Jiao Sheng Di Huang Mu Dan Pi Chi Shao Xuan Shen (Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang)
Huang Lian Huang Qin Zhi Zi Lian Qiao Jie Geng (Huang Lian Jie Du Tang)
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxin Jin Yin Hua Fire toxin due to externally contracted heat Clears heat Relieves toxicity Cools blood Reduces swelling All types of boils and carbuncles with localized erythema, swelling, heat, pain, fever and chills. T: red with yellow coat P: rapid -Especially for deep-rooted hard lesions -Acne
Pu Gong Ying Zi Hua Di Ding He Ju Hua Zi Bei Tain Kuei
Liu Shen Wan Six Miracle Pill Niu Huang Zhen Zhu Chan Su Xiong Huang Bing Pian She Xiang Phlegm and severe fire toxin rising to throat (“milk moth”) Relieves fire toxin Reduces swelling Alleviates pain Unilateral or bilateral pustular tonsillitis with severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing.