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Herbs That Clear Heat and Cool Blood (Cold Herbs)

Cools Blood: Dispels Febrile disease from blood, promoting coagulation.

Chinese Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Sheng Di Huang

(Fresh Rehmannia Root)

Major herb for Tonifying Yin
Clear Heat, cools blood
Nourish Yin, Promote body fluids
Does HT fire, bleeding from heat in blood.

Sweet
Bitter
Cold

HT
LVR
KD

Xu & damp sp
Fullness in chest
Diarrhea

Xuan Shen
(Scrophularia)

Clears heat, cools blood.
Drains fire & relives toxicity, nourishes Yin
Softens hard masses & dissipates swollen neck, nodules
Xs menstruation, endometriosis, bruises

Bitter
Sweet
Salty
cold

LU
ST
KD

 

SP/ST XU

(Incompatible with Li Lu)

Mu Dan Pi
(Moutan Bark)

Clear heat & cool blood
Invigorates blood, dispels blood stasis (LVR blood stag)
Clears ↑ LVR fire, drains pus/reduces swelling

Acrid
Bitter cool

HT
LVR
KD

XS menstruation
Pregnancy
Yin Xu

Chi Shao
(Red Peony)

Clear heat, cool blood, Invigorates blood (Trauma & injuries)
Removes blood stag, Reduce swellings
Clears LVR heat (red, swollen Pxful eyes
Gyne & skin conditions

Bitter
Sour
Slightly Cold

LVR
SP

Blood Xu

(Incompatible with Li Lu)

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