Tu Fu Ling - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LV, ST (15-60g)

Tu Fu Ling - Emperor "Too Fooling"
Emperor "Too Fooling" spent too much time fooling around on his love boat with toxic women. He eventually contracted syphillis and his doctor gave him mercury toxicity.

English Name: smilax, glabrous greenbrier rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae
Properties: sweet, bland, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
syphillis... mercury toxicity Treats syphillis; mercury toxicity
love boat... toxic leeches out damp; relieves toxicity


       Tu Fu Ling Actions and Indications
  • Relieves toxicity; leeches out damp (damp-heat skin lesions, psoriasis, joint pain, turbid painful urination; jaundice, damp-heat vaginal discharge, topically or internally administered)
  • Treats syphillis; mercury toxicity (directly treats syphillis and secondary problems of syphilis, counters mercury toxicity such as cramped limbs; modern use for mercury toxicity of amalgam dental fillings and leptospirosis)
    Special Notes:
  • It has been reported that drinking tea often while consuming tu fu ling may result in hair loss (type of tea not specified).

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