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Therapeutic Actions

  1. Treats Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers
  2. Treats hot-type Leukorrhea accompanied by thick, dark, and smelly discharge and abdominal pain
  3. Treats prostate inflammations accompanied by discharge and constant pain
  4. May be used to treat urinary tract infections

Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Clears toxins
Clears heat
Activates blood circulation


Internal: 3 to 5 tablets TID, between meals
For acute conditions, higher dosages may be indicated.
90 tablets, 650mg, 10 day supply
Contraindications: Must differentiate the above mentioned conditions with cold signs, as this formula is cooling and may cause a cold condition to worsen.


Isatis extract leaf & root (da qing ye & ban lan gen), Codonopsisroot (dang shen), Oyster shell (mu li), Bupleurum root (chai hu), Smilax rhizome (tu fu ling), Gardenia fruit (zhi zi), Moutan root bark (mu dan pi), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Akebia trifoliata caulis (mu tong), Red Peony root (chi shao), Alisma rhizome (ze xie), Cyperus rhizome (xiang fu)

Pinyin Reference: Modified Chien Chi Tai Wan


Isatis Cooling Formula is based on Chien Chi Tai Wan, Leukorrhea Checking Pills, for the treatment of leukorrhea however, it has been successfully used for the treatment of intestinal and gastric inflammation. This formula treats infection with isatis extract (ban lan gen and da qing ye), and the irritation from fluid discharge with oyster shell (mu li). Isatis Cooling Formula clears heat with moutan (mu dan pi), gardenia (zhi zi), smilax (tu fu ling), akebia (mu tong), alisma (ze xie), and bupleurum (chai hu). Tang kuei (dang gui) and red peony (chi shao) increase blood circulation. Fluid metabolism is regulated by codonopsis (dang shen) and alisma (ze xie). The
herb smilax (tu fu ling) is used for internal and external sores.

Clinical Notes

  1. May be useful in treating vaginal protozoal infestations
  2. Consider for prostate inflammations
  3. Report of good results for Crohn's disease, colitis, and gastric ulcers when there are clear signs of heat
  4. See Health Concerns Newsletters: Vol. 4 No. 5 Chinese Herbal Treatment of Chronic Digestive Disorders, Part One (Gaeddert); Vol. 5 No. 1 Chinese Herbal Treatment of Chronic Digestive Disorders, Part Two (Gaeddert); Vol. 10 No. 4 How Do You Treat Heartburn and GERD (Gaeddert)

Additional Information

  • For rectal bleeding use Formula H
  • For diarrhea and heat signs combine with Colostroplex
  • For diarrhea with cold signs consider Source Qi
  • For cold leukorrhea consider Postpartum
  • Compare with Akebia Moist Heat Formula for treating urinary tract infections
  • Compare with Clearing for chronic vaginitis and leukorrhea
  • May be useful with Essence Chamber for prostatitis
  • Add Flavonex to increase blood circulation
  • Use Quiet Digestion to increase digestive function

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