Herb 5 of 7 in
Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
BL, HT, LIV, LI, SI
Radix Sophorae Flavescentis
Chinese Herb Actions
Eliminates Heat and Dries Dampness
Used for jaundice, acute dysentery, leukorrhea, and sores.
- Stops Wind, Itching, and Kills Parasites
Used for damp skin toxins with chronic itching, genital itching and bacterial infections, trichomonas, ringworm, eczema, pus, and bleeding anywhere on the skin. Can be used both internally and topically.
- Promotes Urination
For acute urinary tract infections due to heat, for patterns such as Damp-Heat in the small intestine, and heat induced edema.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Do not use in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach. Traditionally this herb is noted to be incompatible with Semen Cuscutae Chinensis (tu si zi), Rhizoma et Radix Veratri (li lu), and Bulbus Fritillariae (bei mu).
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 3-15 grams, up to 30g when used as an external wash.
- Part used: root.
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
This herb is incompatible with:
Li Lu (Radix Et Rhizoma Veratri)