Herb Formulas Notebook

Wan Shi Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan

(Wan's Ox Gallstone Pill to Clear the Heart)

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Source: Essential Teachings about Pox and Rashes Passed Down in Medical Lineages (1568)

Category: Formulas that Open the Sensory Orifices

Pattern: Pathogenic Heat or Phlegm-Heat entering the Pericardium

Key Symptoms: Fever, irritability, restlessness, generalised sense of unease, delirious speech, impaired consciousness, childhood convulsions or closed-type Wind-Stroke

Tongue: Scarlet red
Pulse: Thin and rapid or wiry and rapid

Niu Huang 0.75g
Zhu Sha 4.5g
Huang Lian 15g
Huang Qin 9g
Zhi Zi 9g
Yu Jin 6g

Due to toxicity Zhu Sha should be substituted with Hu Po. In the UK Niu Huang must also be substituted with Huang Lian, Gou Teng and Tian Zhu Huang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves Toxicity, opens up the orifices, calms the Shen

Contraindications: Abandoned disorders, or any problem not due to clogging and overabundance. Long term use.

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