Herb Formulas Notebook


Ren Shen Wu Mei Tang

(Ginseng and Mume Decoction)

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong



Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Late stage Summerheat disorders damaging both the Qi and Yin due to excessive sweating

Key Symptoms: Spasms, excessive sweating, irritability and restlessness, wasting and thirsting

Tongue: Dry and cracked
Pulse: Submerged and thin



Ingredients
Ren Shen 4.5g
Wu Mei 0.9g (flesh only)
Mu Gua 2.4g
Shan Yao 9g
Lian Zi 3g

Subsitutions:
In modern practice Ren Shen is often substituted for Xi Yang Shen.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Transforms the Yin to stop spasms, drains pathogenic Heat



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