clears lu heat, used for shao yang syndrome, clears heat and stops bleeding (charred), calms fetus for restless fetus d/t heat, sedates ascending lv yang (particularly in upper jiao).
used for diarrhea or dysentery d/t damp heat, clears ht fire, drains st fire, clears heat and stops bleeding, clears heat topically (particularly in mj)
drains def kd fire particularly in lower jiao
long dan cao
drains damp heat from lv/gb channels (upper part: eyes, lower part: genital area), drains and apcifies excessive liver fire.
disperses wind, kills parasites and stops itching (primarily for lower part), clears heat and promotes urination.
2 herbs used for genital itching and jaundice
long dan cao and ku shen
genera c/c of clear damp heat herbs
sp/st def cold with diarrhea/yin fluids def
General taste of clear damp heat herbs
BITTER and COLD
clears heat, resolves toxicity and dries dampness (diarrhea, dysentery, vag. discharge), drains liv fire and benefits eyes (red eyes, swelling, pain), disperses wind damp (hot type bi), calms wheezing and stops cough