Da Qing Ye- Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
HT, LU, ST (9-15g)


Da Qing Ye
- The Duck King Yeah
The duck king was a hot blooded bird who led his flock from the toxic desert to a new blotch of land that was far less toxic.

But later in life the duck king wasn't careful and developed a drinking problem (cc: SP/ST deficient cold)

English Name: isatis leaves, indigo woad leaves
Pharmacuetical Name: Falium Isatidis
Properties: bitter, very cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
hot blooded cools blood
blotch reduces skin blotches
toxic desert clears heat; relieves toxicity


      Da Qing Ye Actions and Indications
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity (wind heat in warm-febrile diseases or epidemic febrile outbreak; epidemic toxin or any severe febrile disease affects people regardless of constitution; fire toxin anywhere in the body especially throat and lung; heat toxicity invading qi and blood)
  • Cools blood; reduces blotches (skin eruptions due to heat in the blood; bleeding due to heat; psoriasis, eczema with hot skin lesions, damp-heat)
  • (cc: cold from SP/ST deficiency)
  • (cc: sulphur allergy)
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Da Qing Ye has a strong antibiotic and antifungal effect. It has been shown to inhibit cancer in mice, and it has a mild anti-inflammatory and ant-pyretic effect.
  • Patients who are allergic to sulfa drugs (sulfonulureas and sulfonamides) may be allergic to da qing ye.

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