Other Name: Saussurea and Coptis Pills
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Huang lian, Mu xiang
Ingredients: Coptis chinensis rhizome, Aucklandia lappa root
Other Ingredients: Talcum, China wax
TCM Functions: Clears Heat, Transforms Dampness, Moves Qi
Standard Dosage: 8 pills, 3 x per day
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before or one hour after eating. In the initial phases, dosage may be increased to 8-12 pills 3 times per day, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes effect. May be used medium-term for a few weeks to a few months. If administered alone for acute symptoms, it is usually taken for a period of weeks. It also may be administered along with an appropriate constitutional formula for a few months, to address chronic build-up of damp heat. This is a cold and bitter formula, and can easily damage the Spleen and Stomach Qi.Contraindications (all):
Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Contraindicated for conditions due to deficiency.