Herb Formulas Notebook


Qing Dai San

(Indigo Powder)

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Source: Shanghai Municipal Medicine Standards (1974)



Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Damp-Heat Skin Disorders

Key Symptoms: All types of skin disorders that present with weeping, erosion, heat, swelling, itching and pain.



Ingredients
Qing Dai 60g
Shi Gao 120g
Hua Shi 120g
Huang Bai 60g

Subsitutions:
Since this is applied externally no substitutions for Shi Gao and Hua Shi are necessary.



Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and either sprinkled directly onto damp sores or can be mixed with a variety of mediums to create a paste, salve or plaster.

Actions: Gathers in Dampness, relieves itching, clears Heat, resolves Toxicity



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