HERB FORMULAS

English: Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Also Known As: Antiphlogistic Decoction of Coptis
Coptis and Scute Combination
Coptis Decoction to Resolve Toxicity
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 6-12g Clears Heat, drains Dampness, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Huang Qin, drains pathogenic Heat from the Upper and Middle Jiaos for high fever, redness, swelling and pain of the head and face, dry mouth, parched throat, ulcerations of the mouth and tongue, epistaxis, rashes and irritability in warm-febrile disease and for explosive diarrhea and dysentery with burning pain in the anus or fitted, filthy stools and abdominal pain
With Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, and dark urine due to Fire toxin in the three burners.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 6-10g Clears Heat, resolves Fire toxins, invigorates the Blood, reduces swellings, promotes urination and reduces edema.
With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis to treat Damp-Heat and jaundice, sores due to Heat toxin and irregular vaginal bleeding due to Liver Fire.
Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai 6-19g Drains Damp-Heat, especially from the Lower Jiao, drains Deficiency Fire, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Zhi Zi Tan, for Lower Jiao Damp-Heat leading to hot, painful urinary dysfunction.
Charred Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi Tan 6-12g Clears Heat, reduces Fire, drains Damp-Heat, cools Blood and relieves toxicity.
  • Clears Heat
  • Drains Fire
  • Relieves toxicity from all three Jiaos
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Stops bleeding
  • Purges Damp-Heat
  • Purges the Gallbladder
  • Obstruction of the Three Jiaos by Fire Toxin which pervades both the Exterior and Interior
  • Gu Syndrome
  • Lung Heat
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Incoherent speech
  • Insomnia
  • Dark urine
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Maculae
  • Carbuncles
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Palpitations
  • Furuncles
  • Tinnitus
  • Purpura
  • Red face
  • Rashes
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysentery with fever
  • Jaundice
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematuria
  • Cloudy mind
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and forceful
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use only for Excess patients with strong constitutions.
  • Do not use long term (it can injure Yin).
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Yin Deficiency with a red tongue and no coat.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • This formula has been shown to have a marked effect in preventing iatrogenic mucositis such as stomatitis and gastrointestinal mucosal injury when treating leukemia patients with cytotoxic drugs.
  • This formula may be effective in treating aspirin-and ethanol-induced gastric lesions.
For constipation: For jaundice due to obstruction from Heat:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao
For dysenteric disorders with blood and mucus in the stool and tenesmus:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang
For Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao, with urinary frequency, urgency and discomfort:
+ Sm. Arecae Bing Lang + Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
+ Cx. Fraxini Qin Pi + Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
For epistaxis, hematemesis, or erythema and purpura:
+ Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For skin ulcerations with swelling and pain
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ Drain the Pus Powder
Pai Nong San
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
For Yin Deficiency:
or
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For Blood Deficiency:
For insomnia:
+ Four Substance Decoction
Si Wu Tang
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For hot type diarrhea and dysentery:
For acne rosacea:
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + Flos Carthami Hong Hua
For oral inflammation and herpes sores and Upper Jiao Damp-Heat:
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For Lower Jiao Damp-Heat:
For heartburn:
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li + Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
For boils, ear infection or conjunctivitis:
+ Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He
For extreme thirst, flushing or rashes and a large pulse:
+ Rx. Schizonepetae Jing Jie + Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang Gen
For epistaxis:
+ Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye
For severe maculae:
For a red tongue with no coat:
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For a dry mouth and throat:
+Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For thirst and fever:
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
For cough with pus and Blood:
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
For toxic abscesses and sores:
or
+ Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
+ Platycodon Decoction
Jie Geng Tang
+ Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
For high fever and jaundice:
or
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxin
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
For Gu Syndrome:
For acute eczema due to Damp-Heat:
+ Fol. Perillae Zi Su Ye
+ Guide Out the Red Powder
Dao Chi San
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
+ Rx Sophorae Flavescentis
For herpes zoster (shingles):
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang

For a red face, marked irritability, and insomnia:
+ Frigid Extremities Powder
Si Ni San
For nasal vestibulitis:
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
For nasal vestibulitis with constipation:
+ Fol. Mori Sang Ye
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
For chalazion with Fire symptoms:
For hordeolum:
+ Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder
Yin Qian San
- Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 15g Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
For hordeolum with constipation:
+ 15g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding - Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 15g Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
+ 15g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
+ 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For hordeolum with thirst:
- Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 15g Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying + 6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 15g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
For hordeolum with a dark purple eyelid:
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 15g Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
+ 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 15g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
+ 10g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen + 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For un-ruptured hordeolum:
- Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 15g Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying + 6g Olibanum Ru Xiang
+ 15g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding + 6g Myrrh Mo Yao
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For suppurative cataracts:
+ Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 10g Squama Manitis Chuan Shan Jia + Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 6g Spina Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Ci
For chronic dacrystitis:
For bacterial dysentery:
+ Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxin
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
- Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For abscesses and sores:
For eczema of the anus:
+ 15g Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
- Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 20g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling + 15g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling
For Lin Syndrome (dysuria):
+ 20g Fr. Kochiae Di Fu Zi
+ 10g Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
For recovery from cataract surgery:
+ 10g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ Kudzu Decoction
Ge Gen Tang
+ 15g Hb. Patriniae Bai Jiang Cao
+ 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For irritable bowel syndrome with hematochezia:
+ 12g Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie
+ Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
For hematuria:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 12g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For severe hematuria :
+ 12g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 12g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 9g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
+ 12g Nodus Nelumbo Rhizomatis Ou Jie + 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 15g Nodus Nelumbo Rhizomatis Ou Jie
+ 3g Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
or
+ 15g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For hematuria with thirst and dry lips:
+ 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 9g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen + 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + 9g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
For jaundice due to Toxic Heat: + 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ Artemisiae Yinchenhao Decoction
Yin Chen Hao Tang

+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 9g Rx. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxin
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 9g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For fever due to Toxic Heat (infection) with jaundice:
- Rx. Semiaquilegiae Tian Kui Zi
+ 9g Hb. Begoniae Hong Tian Kui + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
For fever due to Toxic Heat (infection) with dysentery: + Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao
+ Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang For fever due to Toxic Heat (infection) with urinary problems:
For Behcet's disease:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
+ Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi
For Behcet's disease with fever:
For Behcet's disease with edema in the lower limbs:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 25g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 12g Poria Fu Ling
+ 12g Polyporus Zhu Ling
For Behcet's disease with pustules, vesicles or folliculitis:
+ 12g Sm. Phaseoli Chi Xiao Dou
For Behcet's disease with eye sores:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 12g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 12g Sm. Cassiae Jue Ming Zi
+ 12g Sm. Celosiae Qing Xiang Zi
+ 12g Rx. Arnebiae/ Lithospermi Zi Cao
For Behcet's disease with external genital sores:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 12g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
For Behcet's disease with pus:
+ 9g Spina Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Zi
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 15g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling
+ 15g Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae Ban Zhi Lian
For Behcet's disease with a sore throat:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
For Behcet's disease with constipation:
+ Five Flavors Disperse Toxins Drink
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
+ 15g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ 9g Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ 9-12g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For severe Toxic Heat:
For severe Toxic Heat with thirst and Dryness:
+ 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 9g Rx, Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 9g Hb. Phylostachys Nigra Zhu Ye + 9g Fol. + 9g Hb. Phylostachys Nigra Zhu Ye
+ 9g Rx, Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For severe Toxic Heat entering the Qi and Xue Stages:
+ 9g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 9g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For insomnia:
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
- Charred Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi Tan + 9g Rx, Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 9g Fr. Gardenia Zhi Zi + 9g Hb. Phylostachys Nigra Zhu Ye
+ 9g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
+ 6g Plumula Nelumbinis Lian Zi Xin + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 3g3g Medulla Junci Deng Xin Cao
+ Clear the Constructive Decoction
Qing Ying Tang
For septicemia, pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis and sinusitis:
- Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 12g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For septicemia, pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis and sinusitis with severe Dryness and thirst:
+ 12g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye
+ 12g Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis Ou Jie + 12g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 12g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye
+ 3g Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
For septicemia, pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis and sinusitis with constipation:
+ 12g Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis Ou Jie
+ 12g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 3g Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
+ 12g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye + 12g Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu
+ 12g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ 12g Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis Ou Jie
For septicemia, pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis and sinusitis with a sore throat:
+ 3g Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai + 12g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 6-9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 12g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye
For drug-induced dermatitis:
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
+ 12g Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis Ou Jie
- Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + 3g Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 18g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 3g Lasiosphere/ Calvatia Ma Bo
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu For drug-induced dermatitis with coma and delirium:
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For drug-induced dermatitis with thirst: - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
- Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 0.9g Purple Snow Pill   (take twice)
Zi Xue Dan
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao For mouth ulcers:
+ 12g Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu + 12-24g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 12g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For mouth ulcers with a high fever: For mouth ulcers with delirium, disturbance of consciousness or febrile rashes:
+ 12-24g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 12-24g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15-30g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ 15-30g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye +15-30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
For mouth ulcers with severe Dryness and thirst: For mouth ulcers with constipation:
+ 12-24g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 12-24g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 6-9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 12-15g Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu    
+ 12-15g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen