INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Cortex Lycii
Common English: Wolfberry Root Cortex
Lyceum Bark
Barbary Wolfberry Root Bark
Chinese Wolfberry Root Bark
Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat from Deficiency
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bland
(Astringent)
Cold
Lung
Liver
Kidney
6-15g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Cools the Blood and drains Yin Deficiency Fire (steaming bones) - (drains Kidney Fire, eliminates lurking Heat, and clears Heat from the bones)

Yin Deficiency with Empty Fire Rising (Kidney Fire) with night sweats, steaming bone disorder with sweating, chronic low-grade fever, irritability and thirst

Toothache from Floating Fire in the Kidney channel

Clears and drains Heat in the Lung

Lung Heat cough or wheezing

Clears Heat, cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Various bleeding disorders characterized by Heat in the Blood
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Cold from Deficiency with loose stools.
  • Do not use for those with Exterior disorders.
  • Contraindicated for those with True Cold and False Heat.
  • Do not store in iron.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Use caution for those taking insulin, sulfonylureas and other antidiabetics such as tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol) and glyburide (DiaBeta/Micronase) as there may be a synergistic effect leading to hypoglycemia.

Rx. Stellariae
Yin Chai Hu

Rx. Stellariae
Yin Chai Hu

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Blood Deficiency, steaming bone disorder or other types of recurrent afternoon fever.

Increases the effectiveness of the previous combination.

Hematemesis, epistaxis, purpuric rashes, and menstrual disorders due to Blood Deficient steaming bone disorder.

Suppurative swellings.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
(Rz. Anemarrhenae)
(Zhi Mu)
(Gypsum Fibrosum)
(Shi Gao)

Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi

 

Alumen
Ming Fan

Wasting and thirsting disorder with copious urination.

Lung Heat coughing or wheezing.

External wash for genital itching.

Alumen
Ming Fan
Fr. Cnidii
She Chuang Zi
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis
Bo He

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Increases the effectiveness of the previous combination.

Blood Heat with Yin Deficiency.

Infantile malnutrition with Heat sensations.

Lung Heat bleeding with Yin Deficiency.

Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata
Zhi Gan Cao

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Lung Heat with dyspnea or hemoptysis.

Blood Deficiency, Steaming Bone Disorder, or other recurrent afternoon fevers.

Increases the effectiveness of the previous combination.

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Steaming bone disorder with and without sweating.

Steaming bone sensation with tidal fever and night sweats caused by Yin Deficiency and Heat.

Fever, irritability and steaming bone sensation due to Heat in the muscles and bones.

Rz. Phragmitis
Lu Gen
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
Fr. Jujube
Da Zao

Anemarrhenae, Phellodendron and Rehmanniae Pill
Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren

Wasting and thirsting with constant thirst and water ingestion.

Toothache.

Constipation.

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Hematemesis and epistaxis due to Heat in the Blood.

As a powder for hematuria.

Cough with Blood-streaked sputum.

  1. This herb is similar to North American wild cherry bark.
  2. It eliminates Heat from both Excess and Deficiency Heat in the Blood.
  3. This herb treats steaming bones with sweating, hemoptysis and epistaxis and clears Kidney Heat. It facilitates bowel movements and urination and treats bleeding due to Heat in the stool and urine. It stops cough due to Heat in the Lungs.
  4. Both Di Gu Pi and Hb. Artemisiae Annuae Qing Hao clear Heat, cool the Blood and treat steaming bone disorder. Di Gu Pi is sweet, bland and slightly cold and acts on the Lungs. Liver and Kidneys to treat and Kidneys to treat Yin Deficiency Heat with steaming bone disorder with sweating and wasting and thirsting disease. Qing Hao is bitter, cold, clears Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder and from the Yin and Blood levels. It vents latent lurking Heat and resolves Summerheat and malarial disorders. It treats steaming bone disorder with no sweat.
  5. Both Di Gu Pi and Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi clear Heat, but from different parts of the body. Di Gu Pi sedates Lung Fire and clears Heat in the Blood. Sang Bai Pi clears Lung Heat and sedates Fire from the Qi level. Their differences make them useful together to eliminate Heat from both the Qi and Blood levels.