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Qing Wen Bai Du Yin (Clear Epidemics and Overcome Toxins Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Shi Gao is usually cooked for 15-20 minutes before the remaining herbs are added. Shui Niu Jiao, powdered or shaved, should be substituted for Xi Jiao, as Xi Jiao is from an endangered species. If substituted, the dosage of Shui Niu Jiao should be 30-120 grams. Shui Niu Jiao is usually cooked for 20 minutes separately before it is added to the main decoction. In this case, it should be cooked with the Shi Gao.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Achievements Regarding Epidemic Rashes (Yi Zhen Yi De)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Liver, Large Intestine, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (14 Total):


Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Shi Gao (Gypsum) 石膏
Qty: 60-120 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin: Gypsum Fibrosum
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) 知母
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: LU, ST, KI
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves) 淡竹叶
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, SI, ST
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin: Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn) 犀角
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin: Cornu Rhinoceri
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root) 牡丹皮
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin: Cortex Radicis Moutan
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) 赤芍
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis)
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root) 玄参
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: KI, LU, ST
Prop: Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 3-9 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit) 栀子
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

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