Herb Formulas Notebook

Jia Wei Xiao Xian Xiong Tang

Augmented Minor Decoction [for Pathogens] Stuck in the Chest

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Source: Bases of Medicine (1861)
Author: Shi Shou-Tang

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Clumping of Phlegm and Heat in the chest

Key Symptoms: Pronounced sense of fullness and distention in the chest, flanks and epigastrium that is painful when pressed
Secondary Symptoms: Expectoration of yellow and viscous sputum, chest pain on coughing, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste, constipation

Tongue: White, gray or yellow greasy coating
Pulse: Slippery and rapid, or slippery and floating
Abdomen: Fullness and distention in epigastric area with tenderness on pressure

Gua Lou Ren 15g
Huang Lian 3g
Zhi Ban Xia 6g
Zhi Shi 6g
Hou Po 3g
Fu Ling 12g
Chen Pi 6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm, regulates the Qi and promotes fluid metabolism

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