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Source: Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (1119)

Indication: Heat in the Heart and Small Intestine channels

Symptoms: Irritability with a sensation of heat in the chest, thirst with a desire to drink cold beverages, a red face with possible sores around the mouth. Also used for dark, scanty, rough, and painful urination, or blood in the urine.

Tongue: red; Pulse: rapid

Cold and bitter, sweet and bland -- this formula both guides out fire excess without damaging the yin, and generates yin fluids without retaining pathogenic heat.