Phellodendron ( 黄柏 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Phellodendri

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Huang Bai

Common English Name

Phellodendron

Part of Plant Used

Bark

Nature

Cold

Taste

Bitter

Meridians Entered

Kidneys, Bladder

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat burning and fetid diarrhea with jaundice, fever, urinary-tract
infections, sores on the mouth and gums, hot flashes, spontaneous sweating, leukorrhea,abscesses, boils, and eczema (TCM: deficiency fire; damp heat in Lower Burner).

Phellodendron's antiseptic qualities make it useful as an anti-inflammatory treatment for most inflammatory conditions in body, from pelvic inflammatory disease to skin and mouth lesions.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Drains damp heat, particularly in the Lower Burner; quells Kidney fire; drains fire and detoxifies fire poison.

Common Formulas Used In

Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Hoelen and Polyporus; Tang Gui and Gardenia; Xanthium and Magnolia.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is deficient Spleen, diarrhea, or a weak stomach.



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