Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Indication: Hot dysenteric disorder due to heat toxin searing the Stomach and Intestines
Symptoms: Abdominal pain, tenesmus, burning sensation of the anus, diarrhea containing more blood than pus, thirst with a strong desire for drink.
Tongue: red, yellow coat; Pulse: wiry, rapid
Almost entirely bitter and cold, this formula treats dysentery as it clears damp-heat and resolves fire-toxins from the Large Intestines. Also astringent, it can quell damp-heat related diarrhea.