Excerpted from Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.
- Clears heat and generates fluids: for heat patterns with such symptoms as high fever, irritability, and thirst. Especially useful when the heat is accompanied by upward-surging of rebellious qi.*
- Clears heat and promotes urination: for dark, scanty urine or blood in the urine, especially when accompanied by irritability and thirst.*
- Encourages rashes to surface: for febrile diseases with rashes that are incompletely expressed.*