Liu Huang - Substances for External Application
KD, LI, PC (as needed external; 1-3g internal)


Liu Huang - The Yellow Luis
When Luis donned the yellow shirt he swore that nothing would stop him from winning the bicycle championship. Even when a toxic parasite got an itch to spit in his face he never stopped. Some accused him of sprinkling sulfur on a bowl of peaches to help tonify mingmen fire and unblock the bowels.

When his pregnant wife (cc: pregnancy) started having sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency with heat) he became a little antagonistic with his manager (note: antagonistic with Pu Xiao) but he never stopped training!
English Name: sulfur
Pharmacuetical Name: Sulfur
Properties: toxic, sour, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic parasite... itch relieves toxicity; kills parasites; stops itching
tonify mingmen fire... unblock the bowels tonifies mingmen fire; unblocks bowels


      Liu HuangActions and Indications
  • Relieves toxicity; Kills parasites; Stops itching (damp festering sores, herpetic lesions, yin ulcers and carbuncles; top choice for scabies; external use for scabies, ringworm, yin furuncles)
  • Tonifies Mingmen fire; unblocks channels (painful lower back and knees, weak and cold lower limbs, internal use to tonify yang fire, impotence, or asthma due to cold from KD deficiency; constipation in elderly due to deficient cold)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)
  • External Application: for powder or paste use dose appropriate for area
  • Internal Application: 1-3g in pill or powder
    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng - external application
  • zhi - cook with tofu until the tofu color turns green, remove tofu and dry the solution into a powder: for internal use
    Special Notes:
  • Arsenic is sometimes present in Liu Huang, processing Liu Huang with heat is considered standard process to reduce toxicity.
  • Antagonistic with pu xiao

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