Herb Formulas Notebook

Imada Zheng Hong Hua You

Imada Original Red Flower Oil

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Source: Product information sheet
Author: Imada Pharmaceutical Co.

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Wind-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 60% (Wintergreen/Methyl Salicylate)
Gui Ye You 15% (Cinnamon Leaf Oil)
Xue Jie 15% (Sanguis Draconis)
Hong Hua 10% (Flos Carthami)

There are many Red Flower Oils available on the market, many contain no Hong Hua (Red Flowers) such as the Axe Brand which is also included under Fu Biao Zheng Hong Hua Yao.

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-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.