Properties: BITTER - COLD Dosage: 3 – 15g.
Sophora Root Meridian: BLADDER, HEART, LIVER, LARGE INTESTINE, SMALL INTESTINE
-clear heat, dry damp – dysentery, leucorrhea, jaundice, sores
-expels wind, kills parasites – itching, skin lesions
-clear heat, promote urination – lin syndrome, hot edema
Properties: BITTER - COLD Dosage: 3 – 9g.
Chinese Gentian Root Meridian: GALLBLADDER, LIVER, STOMACH
(Gentiana) -drain damp heat from liver and gallbladder – red-swollen-sore throat/eyes/ears, jaundice, painful-swollen genitals, leucorrhea
-clears ascending liver fire – headache, red eyes, fever, spasm, convulsions
Huang Bai Properties: BITTER - COLD Dosage: 3 – 12g.
Amur Cork Tree Bark Meridian: KIDNEY, BLADDER
(Phellodendron) -drain damp heat – lower jiao – thick-yellow leucorrhea, diarrhea, dysentery, red-swollen-painful knee joints, jaundice
-drains kidney fire – steaming bone, night sweat, afternoon fever
-drain fire, relieve toxicity – sores and lesions
Properties: BITTER - COLD Dosage: 1.5 – 9g.
Coptis Rhizome Meridian: HEART, LARGE INTESTINE, LIVER, STOMACH
-drain fire, relieve toxicity – high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful-red eyes, sore throat, boils carbuncles, abscesses
-clear heat, drain damp – stomach – diarrhea, dysentery, acid reflux, halitosis, belching
-clear heart fire – irritability, insomnia
-topically – red-painful ulcerations
Properties:BITTER - COLD Dosage: 6 – 15g.
Baical Skullcap Root Meridian: GALLBLADDER, LARGE INTESTINE, LUNG, STOMACH
(Scutellaria) -clear heat, drain fire – upper burner, fever, irritability, thirst, cough
-clear heat, dry damp – stomach – diarrhea, dysentery, thirst with no desire to drink, lin syndrome, jaundice
-clear heat, stop bleeding – vomit/cough blood, nosebleed, blood in stool
-clear heat, calm fetus – restless fetus due to heat
-clear liver yang rising – headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste