Category: Clear Heat and Dry DampTaste: bitter Temperature: cold
Channels Entered: kidney, bladder
Cautions and Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency in the Spleen and Stomach.
Actions and Indications:
- Drains damp heat, particularly from the lower burner: thick, yellow vaginal discharge, foul-smelling diarrhea, or dysenteric disorder. Also for damp-heat pouring downward or hot leg qi with such symptoms as red, swollen, and painful knees, legs, or feet. Also for damp heat jaundice.
- Drains kidney fire: for ascending kidney fire with signs of yin deficiency such as steaming bone disorder, night sweats, afternoon fevers and sweating, sometimes accompanied by nocturnal emissions and spermatorrhea.
- Drains fire and resolves toxicity: for fire toxin-generated sores and damp lesions of the skin.