Xie xin tang also known as san huang xie xin tang
huang lian 3 huang qin 3 da huang 6
For deficiency of heart qi, with spitting of blood, seeping of blood, xie xin tang governs.
This is a yin formula in that it clears heat that is causing bleeding. It is a yang ming and shao yang damp heat clearing formula. It clears damp heat in the upper and middle burners.
Huang qin, Scutallaria radix is bitter draining and cooling of heat in the san jiao, stomach domain, lungs, liver, gall bladder, and bladder.
Cold and bitter it is the great cleaner. It clears heat and dampness, in all three burners, and in yang ming, tai yin, shao yang, and jue yin.
In clearing heat it cools blood which when hot gives way to excessive bleeding or flaring of ministerial fire.
Huang qin and huang lian both cool bitter draining of damp and damp heat. Huang qin and huang lian are used together in vertical harmonizing formulas like ban xia xie xin tang.
Huang qin is a qi layer heat clearing herb which is the stomach and lung. It also clears internal heat in the shao yang and yang ming channels. Often used for its affinity with shao yang and jue yin channels where it clears excessive fire flaring upwards, and greatly cools blood to arrest bleeding.
Huang lian, Coptidis rhizome is bitter draining of heat in the ministerial and imperial fire. It is bitter draining of heat in the heart and san jiao. It is bitter draining of heat and dampness in the stomach domain.
Huang lian purges damp heat to clear ministerial fire excess that invades Metal. Ministerial fire is only hot when stagnant.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Cold bitter it clears yang ming congestion by disinhibiting bowel movement and clears the bowels of congested excessive heat.
Descends yang ming and assists huang lian and huang qin in clearing damp heat.
Da huang cold bitter draining of yang ming.