Huang Lian Jie Du Wan by Plum Flower drains fire, expels toxic heat, clears damp-heat and cools the blood.
Indications: High fever, sore throat, skin infections, antiviral-antibacterial combination
Other Name: Coptis Pill to Eliminate Toxin, Coptis Relieve Toxicity Formula
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Huang lian, Zhi zi, Huang qin, Huang bai
Ingredients: Coptis chinensis rhizome, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Phellodendron chinense bark. Other Ingredients: Talcum, Activated carbon, Botanical wax.
TCM Functions: Drains Fire, Clears Damp-Heat, Cools the Blood
Standard Dosage: 8 pills, 3 x per day
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before or one hour after eating. In acute cases, dosage may be increased to 8-12 pills every 2-4 hours, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes effect. May be used short-term for few days to a few weeks. Once acute heat symptoms are resolved, this formula should be discontinued and replaced with a milder formula. This is a very cold and bitter formula and can easily damage the Spleen and Stomach Qi.
Contraindications (all): Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients.