Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Hu Jia Cang Zhu Tang

White Tiger plus Atractylodes Decoction

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Source: Book to Safeguard Life Arranged According to Pattern (1108)

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Damp-Warm-Heat pathogen that has transformed into Heat

Key Symptoms: Fever, epigastric distention, profuse sweating, a generalised sensation of heaviness, cold feet
Secondary Symptoms: May also be used to treat joint pain with swollen joints that are red, inflamed, hot or hot to the touch

Tongue: Red and greasy
Pulse: Flooding, forceful or slippery, rapid

Shi Gao 30-90g
Zhi Mu 9-15g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Jing Mi 9-15g
Cang Zhu 4.5-9g

In the UK Shi Gao must be substituted but no other substances really suffice in this instance. In a Bi syndrome pattern it may best to combine with another Damp-Heat Bi formula such as Xuan Bi Tang or Dang Gui Nian Tong Tang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, dispels Dampness.

Contraindications: Cold disorders. Should be discontinued if signs of headache, stiffness in the neck, icy-cold limbs, subjective sensations of cold or impairment of mental faculties occur.

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.