Herb Formulas Notebook

Chi Shi Zhi Yu Yu Liang Tang

(Halloysite and Limonitum Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Chronic diarrhoea causing a leaky, abandoned condition

Key Symptoms: Chronic diarrhoea or dysentery
Secondary Symptoms: Reduced or difficult urination

Chi Shi Zhi 12g
Yu Yu Liang 12g

In the UK both substances need to be substituted. Suggestions include:
Chi Shi Zhi == He Zi + Ji Guan Hua
Yu Yu Liang == Wu Wei Zi

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Binds the intestines and stops diarrhoea.

Contraindications: Blood stasis due to Cold characterised by discharge of blood and pus.

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