Huang Bai - Clear Heat Dry Dampness
UB, KD, LI (3-12g)


Huang Bai - "Yellow White" setting sun

Yellow and White are colors of the setting sun (lower jiao) in the desert - where you'll need an oasis to escape the toxic fire.

Drinking alcohol (cc: SP deficient cold) is popular at sunset.

English Name: phellodendron bark, Chinese cork tree bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Phellodendri
Properties: bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
desert clear heat and dry damp
oasis KD Fire and deficient heat
toxic fire drains fire, relieves toxicity


      Huang Bai Actions and Indications
  • Clears Damp Heat (from Lower Jiao: diarrhea, jaundice; thick yellow vaginal discharge; dysuria; foul smelling diarrhea or dysenteric disorder; damp heat jaundic; damp-heat pouring downward, red, hot swollen knees, hot leg qi, edema of lower legs from damp-heat; gout in lower extremities)
  • Drain Fire, Relieves Toxicity (sores, carbuncles, furuncles, eczema, lesions, burns, fire toxin, used externally or topically)
  • Drains KD Fire (steaming bone disorder, KD yin deficiency with night sweats, nocturnal emissions, tidal fever, excessive sex drive, spermatorrhea
  • (cc: SP deficient cold)

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