Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Zi Xie Xin Tang

(Aconite Drain the Epigastrium Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Damp-Heat excess clumping in the Interior with Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Focal distention, vomiting and diarrhoea with sweating, aversion to cold, cold extremities

Tongue: Greasy, yellow tongue coating
Pulse: Submerged and thin

Zhi Fu Zi 3g
Da Huang 6g
Huang Lian 3g
Huang Qin 3g

In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted with Rou Gui and Gan Jiang. Other Yang tonics that stop diarrhoea and vomiting like Bu Gu Zhi, Yi Zhi Ren, Rou Dou Kou or Wu Zhu Yu might also be suitable.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Drains Fire, resolves toxicity, dries Dampness, warms Yang

Contraindications: Spleen deficiency Cold patterns

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