Herb Formulas Notebook


Hu Po Duo Mei Wan

Succinum Pill for Promoting Sleep

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Source: Systematic Great Compendium of Medicine Past and Present (1556)
Author: Xu Chun-Fu



Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Liver Yang harassing the Heart

Key Symptoms: Forgetfulness, disorientation, insomnia, fright palpitations or panicky throbbing.



Ingredients
Hu Po
Ling Yang Jiao
Ren Shen
Fu Shen
Yuan Zhi
Gan Cao

Subsitutions:
Ling Yang Jiao is often substituted with Shan Yang Jiao. Both must be replaced in the UK with Gou Teng and Mu Dan Pi.



Preparation: Equal amounts are ground into powder and made into pills with honey (and originally with pigs blood and covered in gold leaf, both usually omitted nowadays). Taken with a decoction of Deng Xin Cao.

Actions: Calms the Heart, quiets the Spirit, clears Heat, extinguishes Fire.



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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.