Herb Formulas Notebook

Jin Ling Zi San

(Melia Toosendan Powder)

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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 Regulate Qi

Pattern: Liver constraint with Heat, Yin Wei Mai Heat pain with Shaoyin and Ren Mai disharmony.

Key Symptoms: Intermittent epigastric and hypochondriac pain that is aggravated by the ingestion of hot food or beverages, chest pain, hernial pain, menstrual pain
Secondary Symptoms: Irritability, bitter taste in the mouth

Tongue: Red with a yellow coat
Pulse: Wiry or rapid
Abdomen: Hypochondrial tenderness, tense rectus abdominis muscle

Chuan Lian Zi 9g
Yan Hu Suo 9g

Preparation: Usually ground into a powder with 9g taken each time, chased with wine or hot water.

Actions: Spreads Liver Qi, drains Heat, invigorates the Blood, alleviates pain

Contraindications: Liver Qi constraint from Cold disorders, caution during pregnancy

Extraordinary Vessel attributions come from Li Shi-Zhen's (1577-8) Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi Jing Ba Mai Kao), trans. Chace & Shima (2009).

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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.