Qing Dai – Indigo – A preparation of Shi Gao and Da Qing Ye

Nature: salty, cold

Enters: Liver, Stomach, Lung

Actions: Cools the blood; relieves swelling; clears heat; eliminates toxicity.

Heat or heat and toxicity in the blood: epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis.
Heat and toxicity in the liver: infant convulsions, fever.
Heat in the Lungs: cough, sticky sputum, difficulty breathing.
Heat and toxicity: mumps, carbuncles, acne. Used both internally and topically.
Topical: inflammation of oral cavity and throat (often combined with Bing pian).
One component (Dian yu hong) is effective for treating leukemia, raises RBC count, decreases abnormal cells.

Dose: 1.5-3g directly in pills or powders (to 9g or more when cooked)

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