Huang Lian Jie Du Tang

Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
Brand: EFONG
Product Code: Huang Lian Jie Du - 60g
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This formula first appeared in the text Zhǒu Hòu Bèi Jí Fāng (Emergency Standby Remedies), by Gě Hóng (281–341 CE, Jìn dynasty). However, the name did not exist until it appeared in the text Wài Tái Mì Yào (Essential Secrets from Outside the Metropolis), written in 752 CE (Táng dynasty), by Wáng Táo. Also called Huang Lian Jie Du Wan / Pian.

While it is a strong formula that focuses on repletion heat, heat toxin, and damp-heat, it has a wide range of indications and it is also a perfect formula to use in small doses within a modular formula-combining approach. Huang Lian Jie Du Tang is a simple combination of the "three yellows" and Zhi Zi, which gives it a powerful and broad-ranging ability to clear heat and damp-heat in all three burners.


  • Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma)
  • Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix) 
  • Huang Bai (phellodendron, Phellodendri Chinensis Cortex) 
  • Zhi Zi (Gardeniae Fructus) 


Clears fire and resolves toxin.


  • This formula is commonly used for all types of Fire Toxin obstructing the three burners with high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat
  • With the appropriate presentation, this formula may be also used for biomedically-defined disorders as septicemia, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, encephalitis and purulent skin lesions.


This formula treats rampant fire toxin in all three burners. When there is intense fire toxin, there is heat in both the inner body and the outer body.

  • In the upper body, it harasses the spirit; this produces the vexation and the disordered speech.
  • Blood is driven by heat and it follows the fire upwards, counter flowing to produce vomiting of blood and nosebleed.
  • Heat damages the network vessels and causes blood to spill into the skin and flesh, producing macular eruption.
  • Exuberant heat damages liquid, producing dry mouth and throat.
  • Heat congests the flesh, causing swollen welling-abscesses and clove-sore toxin (deep-rooted boils).
  • The red tongue with yellow fur and the rapid, forceful pulse are signs of intense fire toxin.

All of the above signs are due to repletion heat and intense fire toxin, so the suitable treatment is to drain fire and resolve toxin.

In the formula, the greatly bitter and greatly cold medicinal huáng lián is the sovereign. It clears and drains heart fire while concurrently draining fire from the middle burner. Huáng qín is a minister; it drains fire from the upper burner. Huáng bǎi is classified as an assistant; it drains fire from the lower burner. Zhī zǐ is both an assistant and a courier; it clears and drains fire from all three burners and moves heat downward, conducting the heat evil out via the urine. The combined effect of these four medicinals is to directly eliminate fire evil from all three burners while resolving heat toxin.


Consult with qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor before use.


This formula is bitter and cold, so it should not be used in excessive quantities or for prolonged periods of time to avoid damage to the spleen and stomach. It is not suitable for cases without intense fire toxin, as well as cases with severe damage to fluids.


  • The information provided above is only for reference. We strongly recommend you to consult with qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor before use.
  • Ingredients listed here may not be exact as of listed on the label as it is common for manufactures to modify the classic formulas.
  • Format and packaging of the product may not be exact as shown as it is common for manufactures to modify them.

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