Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Paridis
Common English: Paris Rhizome
Herbs that Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity; Target Warm and Heat Disease
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Slightly Toxic
For cancers: 15-30g
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, reduces swelling and inflammation and stops pain

Toxic abscesses and sores (Chuang Yung), snakebite, bleeding due to trauma and pain from Stasis, swelling and inflammation, chest and throat swelling and pain

Extinguishes Liver Wind and settles tremors

Liver Wind such as childhood convulsions and seizures

  • Contraindicated for those with hard lumps characteristic of Yin natured sores.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution for weak patients.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
(Flos Chrysanthemi)
(Ye Ju Hua)

Hb. Hedyotis Diffusae
Bai Hua She She Cao
Rx. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian

Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis
Gou Teng
Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui

Toxic swellings such as breast abscesses or throat Bi.


Problems due to Liver Wind such as childhood convulsions, tremors or seizures.

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen

Ru Xiang
Mo Yao
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo



Traumatic injury.

  1. This herb can be used externally alone or made into a paste with vinegar for snakebite and traumatic injuries.
  2. Some sources say that this herb stops bleeding.
  3. This is a Jue Yin channel herb and can cool and resolve Heat from Liver/Gallbladder constraint, extinguish Wind, and descend Qi.
  4. It can also reduce swellings, dissolve Phlegm, promote water metabolism and expel Dampness.
  5. This herb removes and dissolves stagnation.
  6. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  7. One source says that this herb cure convulsions, epilepsy with shaking of the head, mania, carbuncles, vulvitis, infantile twitch of the hands and feet, scrofula, sore throat, snakebite, ascariasis, teniasis, oxyuriasis and edema.
  8. It is said that this herb reinforces Jing to supplement the Kidneys.
  9. Some researchers say that this herb's ability to resolve and expel toxicity is greater than Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying, Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding or Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua.
  10. Both Chong Lou and Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying 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.