Notes on This Category

• Some herbs in this category only drain dampness, while others both drain dampness and clear heat.
• Some herbs in this category have the potential to damage Yin or Qi. Be cautious with Yin or Qi deficiency.
• Herbs in this category are frequently combined with:
A. Herbs that relieve exterior syndromes and promote sweating when there is edema and an exterior syndrome simultaneously.
B. Herbs that warm the kidneys and spleen when there is Yang deficiency of these organs.
C. Herbs that clear heat and reduce fire when there is both dampness and heat.
D. Herbs that stop bleeding when there is bleeding due to heat forcing blood out of the vessels.

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