Di Gu Pi - Clear Deficient Heat
LU, LV, KD (6-15g)

Di Gu Pi - Dygoopi the Dingo...
When Dygoopi the dingo almost starved in the desert last summer he developed a LU heat cough and got hot blooded.

English Name: lycium root bark, barbary wolfberry, root bark, Chinese wolfberry root bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Lycii
Properties: sweet, bland, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
starved in the desert clears deficient heat
summer... LU heat cough clears heat; stops cough
hot blooded (summer) clears heat; cools blood


      Di Gu Pi Actions and Indications
  • Clears deficient heat (steaming bone disorder with sweating, night sweats, chronic low grade fever, irritability, thirst; drains floating fire in the KD channel, treats toothache from deficiency fire)
  • Clears LU heat; stops cough (cough or wheeze, excessive constrained heat in LU)
  • Clears heat; cools blood (hematemesis, epistaxis, hematuria due to reckless movement of blood)
  • (cc: SP and ST cold from deficiency with loose stool)
  • (cc: exterior disorders)
    Special Notes:
  • Similar to Sang Bai Pi, but Sang Bai Pi clears heat from the qi level whereas Di Gu Pi clears heat from the blood level.
  • Pharmacologically, Di Gu Pi has been shown to act as an antibiotic, antihypertensive, antipyretic, and antidiabetic.

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