Nature: bitter, cold
Actions: Stops itching; clears heat; drains dampness, promotes urination.
• Damp-heat: skin disorders such as eczema, scabies and other dermatological problems where itching is a major symptom. Also for damp-heat in the external genitalia. Good with Huang bai. Can be used both internally and topically for skin problems.
• Damp-heat in the lower Jiao: painful urination, dark, burning, scanty urine.
• Not to be used in combination with Hai piao xiao.