Herb Formulas Notebook

Chang Shan Yin

Dichroa Drink

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Source: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People of the Taiping Era (1107)
Author: Imperial Medical Bureau

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Malaria (Nue) that does not respond to other treatments

Key Symptoms: Alternating chills and fever, headache, sweating, abdominal pain and distention, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea

Zhi Mu 100g
Chang Shan 100g
Cao Guo 100g
Zhi Gan Cao 100g
Gao Liang Jiang 60g
Wu Mei 50g

Preparation: Ground into powder and prepared as a draft by decocting 9g in 1 cup of water with 5 slices of Sheng Jiang and 1 piece of Da Zao until 1/3 has evaporated.

Actions: Checks malaria and treats Phlegm by warming the the Yang and draining Heat, generates fluids

Contraindications: Chang Shan is toxic in doses of 15-75g so care should be taken not to exceed the safe dose.

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