Herb Formulas Notebook

Liang Fu Wan

(Galangal and Cyperus Pill)

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Source: Small Collection of Fine Formulas (1842)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Liver Qi stagnation with Cold in the Stomach

Key Symptoms: Epigastric pain that responds favourably to warmth, stifling sensation in the chest, hypochondriac pain
Secondary Symptoms: painful menstruation

Tongue: White coating

Gao Liang Jiang 9g
Xiang Fu 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the middle Jiao, dispels Cold, promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain

Contraindications: Heat in the Liver and Stomach, or where there is bleeding. Also forbidden during pregnancy where its moving action on the Liver, Stomach and Extraordinary Vessels can induce miscarriage.

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