Zhi zi bai pi tang
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In cold damage with a yellow body, and fever, zhi zi bai pi tang governs.
It treats damp heat with more heat than damp.
Zhi zi, Gardeniae fructus is bitter draining of heat in the heart, liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is bitter draining of damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat. It is bitter draining of excess warm fluids.
Zhi zi clears damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat.
Zhi zi is bitter and cold and clears ministerial fire while it clears congested heat of the chest. Huang bai clears damp and heat with more effect on dampness than heat. Clears especially in the lower burner and clears damp heat affecting jue yin. Zhi gan cao protects against excessive drying.
Huang bai, Phellodendri cortex is bitter draining and cooling of heat and dampness in the kidneys, bladder, small and large intestine. It cools heat in the ministerial fire of the san jiao.
Clears damp and heat with more effect on dampness than heat. Clears especially in the lower burner and clears damp heat affecting jue yin.
Clears heat from the lower and middle burner and intensely dries dampness. Clears deficient heat of the liver and kidney and cools the lower burner. Cold and bitter, bitter adds to the consolidation of the kidney because bitter benefits the kidneys
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin. It calms wind in the jue yin.
We can add zhi zi to bai tou weng jia gan cao ejiao tang for more heat clearing of the lower burner causing bleeding.