Chinese Herb: Qin Pi (Korean Ash Branch Bark), Cortex Fraxini

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Chinese Herb: Qin Pi (Korean Ash Branch Bark), Cortex Fraxini

Herb 7 of 7 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Cold Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Channels:
GB, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Fraxini
Chinese:
秦皮
Tone Marks:
qín pí

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Eliminates Heat and Stops Diarrhea
    For Damp-Heat diarrhea or dysentery, especially if Blood is present.
  • Clears Heat in the Liver Channel and Clears the Eyes
    For cataracts, redness, swelling and pain due to Liver heat.
  • Clears Wind-Damp
    For painful obstruction from heat.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach. Traditionally reported to antagonize Fructus Evodiae Rutaecarpae (wu zhu yu).

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 4.5-15 grams.
  • Part used: bark.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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