Nature: bitter, cold
Enters: Spleen, Stomach
Actions: Dries dampness; eases itching; clears heat; eliminates toxicity; expels wind.
• Damp-heat: carbuncles, eczema with copious yellow discharge or pus and itching. Also for wind-heat skin conditions.
• Damp-heat: jaundice or Bi syndrome (used in combination with other herbs).
MLT: For fungal diseases associated with itching, especially effective when combined with Ku shen.
Hsu: Antipyretic, antifungal.