Herb Formulas Notebook

Shen Xiao Dang Gui Gao

(Wonderously Effective Tangkuei Ointment)

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Source: Categorised Essentials of Repairing the Body (1548)
Author: Xue Ji

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Any pattern of Blood Stasis due to injury.

Key Symptoms: Wounds, regardless of whether they have ulcerated or not, or if the flesh has disintegrated or not.

Dang Gui 37.5g
Sheng Di Huang 37.5g
Ma You 225g
Feng La 37.5g (white is preferred)

Preparation: Place the herbs and the sesame oil in a copper wok and boil until the herbs turn black. Filter to remove the dregs and slowly add the wax until it dissolves. Wait for it to cool, stirring evenly until it becomes an ointment.

Actions: Nourishes and invigorates the Blood, engenders the growth of new flesh.

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