Herb Formulas Notebook

San Ren Tang

(Three Seed Decoction)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Early stage Damp-Warmth (with Damp predominating) in Wei and Qi levels

Key Symptoms: Afternoon fever, fatigue, heavy sensation in the body, stifling sensation in the chest or upper abdomen
Secondary Symptoms: Chills or cool extremities, headache, pale yellow complexion, generalised pain, loss of appetite, absence of thirst

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Wiry, thin, soggy
Abdomen: Fullness in the diaphragmatic area

Xing Ren 15g
Bai Dou Kou 6g
Hou Po 6g
Zhi Ban Xia 15g
Yi Yi Ren 18g
Tong Cao 6g
Dan Zhu Ye 6g
Hua Shi 18g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Disseminates the Qi, facilitates the Qi dynamic, clears Damp-Warmth

Contraindications: Shoayang stage Cold Damage disorders, Yin deficiency, internal clumping in the intestines

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