Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Biao Zheng Hong Hua You

(Axe Brand Original Red Flower Oil)

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Source: Product information sheet
Author: Leung Kai Fook Medical Co. Ltd

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Wind-Cold-Damp or Phlegm obstruction of the Channels stagnating Qi and Blood

Key Symptoms: Muscular pain and cramp, pains in the neck and shoulders, sprains and bruises
Secondary Symptoms: Mild scalding, insect bites

Dong Qing You 65.7% (Wintergreen Oil/Methyl Salicylate)
Song Jie You 22% (Turpentine Oil)
Gui You 5% (Cinnamon Oil)
Gui Ye You 4% (Cinnamon Leaf Oil)
Xiang Mao You 2% (Citronella/Lemongrass Oil)
Xue Jie 0.3% (Sanguis Draconis)
La Jiao You 1% (Capsicum Oleoresin)

There are many Red Flower Oils available on the market, many like this one contain no Hong Hua (Red Flower/Safflower). This one is notable for its use of chili oil to make a more warming blend than others.

Preparation: Commercial product. For the western practitioner similar proportions could be mixed or an oil extraction with similar proportions and ingredients could be used.

Actions: Expels Wind-Cold-Dampness from Channels and Collaterals, moves Qi, relaxes the muscles, disperses Phlegm, opens the orifices, warm the Channels and alleviates pain

Contraindications: Do not apply directly to eyes, wounds or mucous membranes. Not to be used by children under 2 years old, during pregnancy or by people with allergy to Methyl Salicylate or Hot conditions such as fever or chickenpox.

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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.