Dioscorea Hypoglauca Divide the Clear Drink PATTERN DISCRIMINATION Damp heat in the bladder (or lower burner in general) ACTIONS Clears heat and eliminates dampness, divides the clear from the turbid INDICATIONS Damp heat in the bladder resulting in urinary tract infection and benign prostatic hypertrophy. In the case of damp heat in the lower burner, it may also be used for vaginitis. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF DAMP HEAT IN THE BLADDER INCLUDE * Turbid urine * Urinary dribbling and dripping * Profuse vaginal discharge FORMULA EXPLANATION Within this formula, Bi Xie dipels dampness from the lower burner by promoting the division of the clear from the turbid. Huang Bao clears heat and eliminates dampness. Fu Ling and Bai Zhu fortify the spleen and eliminate dampness, the first by seeping and second by drying. Che Qian Zi also seeps dampness and promotes urination. Shi Chang Pu transforms phlegm, thus helping in the elimination of dampness. Some Chinese doctors see profuse vaginal discharge as a sign of phlegm. Dan Shen and Lian Zi Xin clear heat from the heart. In the original description of this formula, it is indicated from heat in the heart transferred to the small intestine and thence to the bladder. Dan Shen does also quicken the blood, and chronic, enduring diseases are often complicated by blood stasis.
Ingredients: Bi Xie (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae) 614.4 mg ; Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae) 409.5 mg ; Wu Yao (Radix Linderae) 409.5 mg ; Fu Ling (Poria) 409.5 mg ; Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii) 204.9 mg ; Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 202.2 mg