Pattern: Residual Damp-Heat in the head (sinuses, throat, adenoids and tonsils), Damp-Heat in Stomach channel.
Action: Clear Heat and resolve Dampness from the sinuses, throat, adenoids and tonsils.
Indications: Catarrh, nasal voice, swollen adenoids, swollen and inflamed pharynx, swollen tonsils, restlessness, markedly poor appetite, disturbed sleep.
Tongue: sticky coating.
Caution and contraindications: This remedy has a cooling effect and it may therefore potentially injure the Spleen. However, this is only likely to occur if the remedy is given for a long time.
Classical antecedent: Qing Yan Tang Clearing the Throat Decoction and Li Yan Cha Benefiting the Throat Tea.