Herb Formulas Notebook

Jie Nue Qi Bao Yin

Seven Treasure Drink to Check Malarial Disorders

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Source: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People of the Taiping Era (1107)
Author: Imperial Medical Bureau

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Phlegm-Dampness Malarial Disorder (Nue)

Key Symptoms: Intense unremitting attacks of fever and chills, abdominal distention

Tongue: Greasy white coating
Pulse: Wiry, slippery, floating and large at the distal position

Chan Shan 3g
Hou Po 1.5g (ginger processed)
Qing Pi 1.5g
Chen Pi 1.5g
Zhi Gan Cao 1.5g
Bing Lang 1.5g
Cao Guo 1.5g

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted. The usual replacements are Zhi Shi and either Yu Li Ren or Fei Zi where parasites are suspected.

Preparation: Originally equal amounts were ground into powder and taken in 15g doses as a draft prepared in a bowl of water with a tablespoon of wine. The dregs are discarded and the draft is left standing for a day before taking warm. At present it is usually taken as a decoction with the dosages given and a small amount of wine, taken two hours before the onset of an attack (if regular).

Actions: Dried Dampness, expels Phlegm, regulates Qi, checks Malarial Disorders (Nue).

Contraindications: Chronic or deficient conditions. Chang Shan is toxic in doses of 15-75g so caution should be taken not to exceed the safe dose.

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