Herb Formulas Notebook


Dao Shui Wan

(Guide Out Water Pill)

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Source: Formulas from the Discussion Illuminating the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions (1172)
Author: Liu Wan-Su



Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Oedema accompanied by Damp-Heat, or Phlegm-Dampness in the channels

Key Symptoms: Floating oedema with constipation and reduced urination, or backache and pains throughout the body

Pulse: Rapid



Ingredients
Qian Niu Zi 120g
Hua Shi 120g
Da Huang 60g
Huang Qin 60g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted with Ze Xie and Chi Fu Ling.



Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and made into pills with water. Taken in 6-12g doses.

Actions: Drains Heat and drives out Water.



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