Coptis Purge Fire is intended to treat intense, localized, excess inflammations in individuals with strong constitutions. The formula is a combination of three traditional formulas: Coptis and Scute Combination, Rehmannia and Akebia Combination, and Gentiana Combination (Long Dan Xie Gan Tang). These, along with forsythia (lian qiao), lophatherum (dan zhu ye), phellodendron (huang bai), anemarrhena (zhi mu), gardenia (zhi zi) and sophora (ku shen) have strong anti-bacterial and in some cases, anti-viral effects. Bupleurum (chai hu) invigorates liver qi and is used for prolonged infections. Tang kuei (dang gui) invigorates the blood and alleviates pain. Plantago seed (che qian zi) and alisma (ze xie) facilitate the body's removal of toxins. Inflammation of the excess type tends to produce relatively large amounts of fluids which may appear as discharge or pus. Coptis Purge Fire contains sophora (ku shen) and akebia (mu tong) which clear heat and dry dampness.
Coptis rhizome (huang lian), Lophatherum herb (dan zhu ye), Bupleurum root (chai hu), Rehmannia (raw) root (sheng di huang), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), White Peony root (bai shao), Akebia Trifoliata caulis (mu tong), Anemarrhena root (zhi mu), Phellodendron cortex (huang bai), Gentiana root (long dan cao), Alisma rhizome (ze xie), Plantago seed (che qian zi), Scute root (huang qin), Sophora root (ku shen), Forsythia fruit (lian qiao), Gardenia fruit (zhi zi), Licorice root (gan cao)
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