English: Clear the Heart and Enable the Diaphragm Decoction
Also Known As: Clear the Epigastrium and Benefit the Diaphragm Decoction
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 2-12g Clears Heat and eliminates irritability.
With Huang Lian, Da Huang and Lian Qiao, for irritability and restlessness with high fever due to Toxic Heat and carbuncles and furuncles with or without abscesses and ulcerations.
With Huang Lian, Huang Qin and Lian Qiao, for Boils and carbuncles.
With Lian Qiao, for Heat entering the Pericardium and Heat remaining in the Heart channel with sores in the mouth, or on the tongue, dark, scanty urine, or urinary discomfort.
With Da Huang, for constipation.
Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao 2-9g Purges accumulations, eliminates Stagnation, clears Heat and reduces swelling.
With Da Huang, for constipation due to Heat in the Stomach and Intestines.
With Da Huang and Gan Cao, for moderate constipation due to accumulation of Excess Heat.
With Da Huang, Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for Heat in the Lungs and Stomach.
Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie 3-9g Releases the exterior and expels Wind.
With Bo He, Jie Geng and Gan Cao, for acute cough due to Wind.
With Lian Qiao and Bo He, for Wind-Heat common cold.
With Bo He, releases the exterior to induce sweating, disperses Wind in the head and vents rashes and alleviates itching.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-12g Moistens the Lungs, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves toxicity and harmonizes.
With Jie Geng and Jing Jie, for acute cough due to Wind.
With Jie Geng, for pain, swelling, and hoarseness of the throat.
With Niu Bang Zi, strongly clears throat and Lungs to treat Wind-Heat attacks the Lungs or Fire toxin flaring upwards.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-9g Releases the exterior and expels Wind.
With Jing Jie, for Wind-Cold, Exterior patterns in any season, pruritic rash, initial-stage boils and to expel Wind and stop itching.
With Bo He, Huang Qin, Jing Jie and Lian Qiao, for Wind-Heat.
With Bo He, Lian Qiao, Huang Qin and Huang Lian, for acne due to Wind-Heat Attacking the upper body.
Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 2-15g Clears Heat and toxins and expels Wind-Heat.
With Niu Bang Zi and Bo He, for Wei Stage Heat.
Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi 2 -9g Disperses Wind-Heat, benefits the throat, relieves toxins and moistens the Intestines, for Wind-Heat constipation.
With Jie Geng and Bo He, for Wind-Heat sore throat.
With Da Huang, for severe sore throat due to Fire toxin.
With Lian Qiao, unblocks and drains Heat toxin, disperses clumps and swellings for sore, swollen throat, swellings like mumps, boils and other Heat toxin lesions and ulcerations and abscesses of the tongue and mouth.
With Bo He, for sores due to Wind-Heat, dry throat, cough with yellow sputum, incomplete expression of measles or pruritic rash.
With Xuan Shen and Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.
Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 1.5-9g 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.
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.
With Huang Qin and Da Huang, for hematemesis and rectal bleeding due to Blood Heat.
With Huang Qin, Da Huang and Lian Qiao, for abscesses, lesions, carbuncles, furuncles, burns, swelling and inflammation due to toxic Heat.
Hb. Menthae Bo He 1.5-6g Disperses Wind-Heat and cools and clears the head and eyes, benefits the throat and vents rashes.
With Jing JIe, for Wind-Heat.
With Jing Jie, Niu Bang Zi and Lian Qiao, promotes the eruption of measles.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 4.5-15g Clears Heat and drains Fire.
With Huang Lian and Fang Feng, for Intestinal Wind with hemafecia.
With Huang Lian and Zhi Zi, for acute febrile disease.
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.
Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 3-9g Spreads Lung Qi, resolves Phlegm and benefits the throat.
With Niu Bang Zi, for throat inflammation and productive cough due to Wind-Heat.
With Huang Qin and Gan Cao, for Hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang 2 -12g Drains Heat, purges accumulations and relieves toxicity.
With Huang Lian, for a feeling of fullness and distention due to Heat accumulation.
With Huang Lian, Huang Qin, Zhi Zi and Mang Xiao, for strong pathogenic Heat in the Upper and Middle Jiaos and Upward Flaring of Heat attacking the head.
Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 2-30g

Drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Niu Bang Zi, Jie Geng and Bo He, for pain and swelling of the throat and purpuric rashes due to Wind-Heat.
With Jie Geng and Gan Cao, for sore throat with Dryness and pain.
with Niu Bang Zi and Bo He, for Initial stages of Wind-Heat where there are slight signs of toxicity.

  • Purges Fire in the Lungs and Stomach
  • Dispels Heat
  • Resolves toxicity
  • Unblocks the stool
  • Lung Heat
  • Stomach Heat
  • High fever with slight chills
  • Maybe a slight aversion to Cold
  • Slight aversion to Wind
  • Painful red, swollen throat
  • Maybe small pustules on the tonsils
  • Phlegm in the throat
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Dry mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Chest congestion and distention
  • Dysuria with yellow urine
  • Sores on the tongue or mouth
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Thirst with a desire for cold liquids
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety.
  • Insistence on cold foods
  • Cough
  • Yellow, sticky mucus
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid or Flooding and rapid
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Epiglottitis
  • This formula is intended for short-term use only.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for nursing mothers.
  • Use caution for young children, the debilitated, the elderly and those with loose stools.
For pharyngitis due to Lung and Stomach Heat: For expectoration of thick, yellow Phlegm:
+ Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou + Rz. Belamcandae She Gan
+ Rz. Belamcandae She Gan + Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For an especially sensitive throat or for pustules on the throat membranes:
+ Per. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
+ Lasiosphere/Calvatia Ma Bo
For lack of constipation:
+ Rx. sophorae Tonkinensis Shan Dou Gen - Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For tonsillitis:
- Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
+ Rz. Paridis Chong Lou
With drooling and thirst:
+ Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying + Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For a preference for cold drinks:
+ Caul. bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao    
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu