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Introduction To Trichosanthes Root (huang qin)









Trichosanthes Root (huang qin)

 Radix Trichosanthis


Properties: Sweet and slightly bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature, it acts on the lung and stomach channels. The slightly cold property of the herb can clear heat, and the moist quality promotes the production of body fluid and clears away the heat  in lung and stomach, thus nourishing Yin and moisturizing dryness. It is used to treat the syndromes of impairment of the body fluid, vexation, thirst, dryness of lung and dry cough. It is also used to swellings, drain pus and treat skin and external diseases including carbuncles, furuncles and abscesses.

Effects: Clearing away heat, promoting the production of body fluid, subduing swellings and draining pus. 


1.  For treating the impairment of the production of body fluid, dry cough, short of sputum, red tongue, lack of tongue fur, hemoptysis, it is used in combination with ophiopogon root, rehmannia root to clear away heat in lung, moisturize dryness and quench cough.

2.  For treating the impairment of the production body fluid due to febrile diseases, vexation, thirst, red tongue and dry throat, it is used in combination with ophiopogon root, gypsum to nourish Yin, clear away heat and relieve restlessness and cough.. For deficiency of Yin, internal heat diabetes, use in combination with pueraria root, Chinese yam to nourish Yin, promote the production of body fluid and quench thirst, known as Yu Ye Tang (Decoction of Jade Liquor).

3. For treating various skin and external carbuncles and abscesses, pyogenic infections (whether diabrotic or not), it is used in combination with other drugs such as dahurian angelica root, honeysuckle flower, liquorice, liquorice, etc. for clearing away heat, detoxicating, subduing swellings.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g.

Precautions: It is incompatible with aconite root and should not be used for pregnant women.



For the convenience of customers, we offer the Trichosanthes Root (huang qin) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Trichosanthes Root (huang qin) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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