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Antidotal Decoction of Coptis

  1. Huanglian Jiedu Tang
  2. 黃連解毒湯

The Prescription of 黄连解毒汤


The book Wai Tai Mi Yao



Huang Lian: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, dispelling pathogenic fire from the heart and the middle-Jiao.

Huang Qin: Purging fire in the upper-Jiao.

Huang Bo: Removing fire in the lower-Jiao.

Zhi Zi: Clearing away fire in the tri-Jiao, leading fire to go downward.

The Effect of 黄连解毒汤


Purging pathogenic fire to detoxicate.


Syndrome due to intense heat in the tri-Jiao which hasn't impaired body fluids, marked by high fever, dysphoria, dry mouth and throat, delirium, insomnia, or spitting blood, skin eruption, skin and external diseases of surgery, reddish tongue with yellowish coating, and rapid forceful pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute purulent infections such as phlegmon, hematosepsis, pyemia, dysentery, pneumonia and hematopathy.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.