Huang Lian Jie Du Tang | 黃連解毒湯 | Choose Pills, Granules, or Whole Herbs
Coptis Formula To Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Uses
- Clears Heat
- Drains Fire
- Detoxifies all three Jiaos
- Purges Damp-Heat
- Purges the Gallbladder
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Ingredients
|Rz. Coptidis||Huang Lian||6-12g||
Clears Heat, drains Dampness and Fire. Cleans toxins.
|Rx. Scutellariae||Huang Qin||6-10g||
Clears Heat, Purges Fire toxins, Dries Damp
|Cx. Phellodendri||Huang Bai||6-19g||
Drains Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao
|Fr. Gardeniae||Zhi Zi||6-12g||
Clears Heat, reduces Fire, drains Damp-Heat, cools Blood
Dosage of Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
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.
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
With Zhi Zi Tan, for Lower Jiao Damp-Heat leading to hot, painful urinary dysfunction.
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Safety
Must be modified for Spleen Deficient patients
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.