Heat Ointment clears heat and resolves toxins, disperses swelling and stops
pain. This traditional Chinese ointment is called Si Huang Gao (Four Yellows
Ointment) in Chinese. This is because all four of the Chinese names of its
ingredients contain the word huang or yellow. These four ingredients, Huang Lian,
Huang Qin, Huang Bai, and Da Huang are all bitter and cold in flavor and nature
and clear heat and drain fire in function. Si Huang Gao is an old and famous
Chinese herbal topical application for the treatment of hot toxic skin lesions.
Its functions as a formula are that it clears heat and resolves toxins,
disperses swelling and stops pain. It can be used for any replete hot toxic skin
lesion, such as erysipelas, boils, furuncles, and other localized infections.
Instructions: Apply to non-weeping, red, raised, hot-to-the-touch skin
lesions several times per day, covering if necessary with a dressing.
Ingredients: Vegetable Oil Blend, Beeswax, Rhizoma Coptidis Chinensis, Radix
Scutellariae Baicalensis, Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei, Cortex Phellodendri
Contraindications: Do not use for wet, weeping skin lesions, such as poison ivy
and impetigo. In that case, oil-based external applications are generally
contraindicated since they trap and increase damp turbid evils.