Qing Dai


Qing Dai in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qing Dai according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: indigo, natural indigo
Pharmacuetical Name: Indigo Naturalis
Properties: salty, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, ST, LV

Flavors: salty

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, eliminates toxins, disperses wind, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears toxic heat; cools blood; disperses swelling (sore, swollen throat, mumps, bleeding, febrile convulsions in children, lung heat cough; carbuncles, skin eruptions due to blood heat; internal or topical use)
  • Drains LV fire; extinguish LV wind (acute childhood convulsions)

    Special Notes:
  • (note: made from processing da qing ye (soak until rotten, add lime then dry the foam from the top of the liquid)
  • Note: topical for throat, internal for bleeding, Lung heat, convulsions due to heat)
  • Qing Dai is the processed powder of Da Qing Ye. Qing Dai is very similar in functions to Da Qing Ye, but it has a stronger function to cool blood and clear LU heat.

  • (cc: sulpher allergy)