Pu Gong Ying - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LV, ST (9-30g)


Pu Gong the warrior was stung by a toxic beetle in the jungle

When Pu Gong - a native from the toxic desert - got stung by a bee on his pu gong, he developed a clumpy abcess and couldn't pee until he drained damp heat jaundice to relieve PUD.

(cc: Sp deficiency) and (cc: overdose can cause diarrhea)

English Name: dandelion, Asian dandelion
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Taraxaci
Properties: bitter, sweet, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic desert clears heat; relieves toxicity
clumpy abcess reduces abcesses; dissipates clumps
drained damp heat jaundice to relieve PUD drains damp heat jaundice; relieves PUD


      Pu Gong Ying Actions and Indications
  • Clears toxic heat (toxic heat disorders; carbuncles, boils; Liver heat with red, swollen, painful eyes; poisonous snake bite)
  • Reduces abcesses; dissipates clumps (breast abcess, unblock channels to aid lactation if due to heat; Lung abcess; intestinal abcess; sore, swollen throat: use internally or topically)
  • Drains damp heat jaundice; relieves PUD (damp-heat jaundice; PUD)
  • (cc: SP deficiency)
  • (cc: overdose can cause diarrhea)
  • (note: use fresh grind and make paste to apply topically on breasts for early stage abcess)
    Special Notes:
  • Strong antibiotic effect with immune enhancing and hepatoprotective properties. May compete with Quinolone antibiotics.
  • For Damp-Heat Jaundice use pu gong yin with yin chen hao, zhi zi, and da huang: see Yin Chen Hao Tang

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