ChinaHerbs Purge Heat
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Purge Heat, from the Song Dynasty “Tai Ping Formulas of welfare dispensary”, is an important formulation for clearing away Liver Fire and Damp-Heat from Liver and Gallbladder. Liver and Gallbladder Damp–Heat refers to the syndrome mostly caused by Dampness and Heat Evil; overfeeding fat, or Spleen and Stomach dysfunction leading to Dampness collection. According to the Five Elements Theory, the Spleen belongs to the Earth, the Liver belongs to the Wood and congested Dampness of Spleen (Earth) insulting the Liver (Wood) is leading to Damp–Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder. Liver and Gallbladder Damp–Heat is manifested either as inflammation of Liver and Gallbladder such as headache, red eyes, pain or uncomfortable in the flank, bitter taste in the mouth, tinnitus, ear swelling; or as Liver Meridian-Heat such as swollen, itchy in the perineum, excessive sweat in the perineum, cloudy urination or yellow smelly morbid leucorrhoea in women.
Purge Heat can be also used to treat skin problem diseases like shingles, eczema and dermatitis, itchy skin rashes, psoriasis, acne and herpes simplex as well as vaginal itching and discharge and gynaecological problems like early and heavy menstruation and as a support treatment for HIV/AIDS.