Huang Lian Jie Du Wan also known as Coptis & Scute Formula
Drains Fire and Damp-Heat, resolves Heat Toxin
Acute enteritis, bacillary dysentery, pelvic infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infection, purulent skin lesions, abscess.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Fever, Dry mouth and throat, General malaise, Irritability and restlessness, Vexation, Insomnia, Purulent skin lesions, Suppurative infections, Red tongue with a yellow coat, Rapid and/or forceful pulse.
ACTIONS OF THE MAIN HERBS
Coptis root is used orally in formulas to treat acute infectious diseases (e.g. dysentery, furunculosis, abscesses) as well as various stomach disorders including halitosis, gastric reflux and belching. It has been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-amoebic actions. Gardenia fruit is used orally in formulas to treat acute febrile illnesses, jaundice, epistaxis, hematuria and metrorrhagia. It has been shown to have hypotensive, hemostatic, hepatoprotective, cholagogue, antipyretic, mild sedative and mild laxative actions.
DOSAGE & COURSE OF TREATMENT
8 - 12 pills, 3 times daily, half to one hour away from food. In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 1 – 2 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50 - 100%. Course of treatment: 2 – 6 weeks Not suitable for long term use.
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS
Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin). Contraindicated during pregnancy. Caution for patients with poor digestion.
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