INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Taraxaci
Common English: Dandelion
Taraxacum
Mongolian Dandelion
Herbs That Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clear Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Cold
Liver
Stomach
9-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Reduces abscesses and dissipates nodules

Internal abscesses and external sores particularly if they are firm and hard, especially breast and intestinal abscess (internally and topically)

Clears the Liver and clears the eyes

Eye redness and swelling (alone as a steam)

Liver Heat

Clears Heat, resolves Dampness and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

Damp-Heat painful urinary dysfunction

Damp-Heat jaundice

Relieves Fire toxicity

Fire toxicity

Promotes lactation

Insufficient lactation due to Heat

Clears Heat in the Blood

Congested Fire of the Spleen and Stomach

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Overdose can cause mild diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin sore or carbuncles where there is no redness or pain.
  • May cause allergic reactions such as pruritis, sensations of Heat, urticaria, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting.
  • Contraindicated in Middle Jiao Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for Cold Blood.
  • There may be heartburn on oral administration.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Concurrent use with quinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin may influence the bioavailability and disposition of the quinolone antibiotics.

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu
Myrrh
Mo
Yao

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride
Qing Pi
Caulis Lonicerae
Ren Dong Teng

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

 

Breast abscess, carbuncles, and furuncles.

Early-Stage breast abscesses with redness, pain and swelling. All hot, painful, hard, and deep-rooted boils.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Hb. Houttuyniae
Yu Xing Cao
Sm. Benincasae
Dong Gua Ren

Strengthens the effect of the previous combination.

Heat Excess in the Stomach or Intestines.

Redness and swelling of the eyes due to Liver Fire.

Lung abscess with purulent sputum.

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
(Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii)
(Zhe Bei Mu)

Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Rx. Isatidis
Ban Lan Gen
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye

Subcutaneous Phlegm nodules.

Painful urinary dysfunction. Upper respiratory infection.

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Hb. Patriniae
Bai Jiang Cao
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Isatidis/Baphicacanthis
Ban Lan Gen

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

 

Intestinal abscess.

Throat Bi. Jaundice.

Spica Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Hb. Patriniae
Bai Jiang Cao

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua

Swollen, sore throat, red, swollen eyes and deep-rooted sores.

Early-stage breast abscesses. (internally and topically)

Hepatitis and cholecystitis.

Disperses Stagnation due to Heat Toxin with abdominal pain and distention, abdominal masses and jaundice.

Gynecological disorders involving vaginal discharge, pain and abdominal distention due to Heat Stasis.

Sores, lesions and ulcerations of the skin.

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride
Qing Pi
Nidus Vespae
Lu Feng Fang

Hb. Houttuyniae
Yu Xing Cao
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Breast lumps and abscesses.

Lung abscesses.

Damp-Heat jaundice.

  1. This her may be used singly or with other herbs in decoction.
  2. Local dandelion can be used and should be at least two years old.
  3. This herb excels at draining, directing downward and dispersing Qi Stagnation and clumping.
  4. It is traditionally used for breast abscesses and other sores – both internally and topically.
  5. For women's breast abscess and edema, boil into a juice to both drink and apply. It shows immediate results.
  6. It is really wonderful for eye diseases. It is quite effective in treating dysphagia.
  7. This herb has shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  8. It is a key herb for eliminating pathogenic Heat and cooling the Blood.
  9. It is said to cure female breast abscess and breast cancer.
  10. Fresh Taraxacum Xian Pu Gong Ying has a stronger cooling and detoxification function than the dried herb. It has a wider scope of action and is most effective when drunk and applied topically.
  11. Smaller doses are more stimulating and restoring, while larger doses are more Heat-clearing and draining.
  12. Both Pu Gong Ying and Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding cool Heat, resolve toxicity, reduce swelling and disperse clumping. Pu Gong Ying is better at dredging constraint and dispersing clumping (focusing on the Liver channel), while Zi Hua Di Ding is better at cooling the Blood and resolving toxicity (focusing on the Heart and Liver channels).
  13. Both Pu Gong Ying and Hb. Patriniae Bai Jiang Cao cool Heat, resolve toxicity and reduce swollen abscess, better at dredging constraint and dispersing clumping (focusing on the Liver and Stomach channels), while Bai Jiang Cao is better at eliminating Stasis and expelling pus.
  14. Both Pu Gong Ying and Rz. Paridis Chong Lou resolve toxicity, reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Pu gong Ying also promotes urination, unblocks painful urinary dysfunction and treats jaundice, while Chong Lou calms fright while cooling the Liver. It also resolves snakebite toxins and treats many types of cancers.
  15. Both Pu Gong Ying and Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua are effective in reducing swellings and ulcerations. Pu Gong Ying only enters the Liver and Stomach while Jin Yin Hua enters every channel but cannot exert its full effect without being combined with Pu Gong Ying.