Herb Formulas Notebook

Yi Gan San Jia Chen Pi Ban Xia

Restrain the Liver Powder with Orange Peel and Pinellia

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Source: Unknown, common modification of Yi Gan San used in Japan.

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Shaoyang disharmony with Liver overcontrolling Spleen generating Wind and Phlegm

Key Symptoms: Tics, tremors, spasms, cramps and headaches
Secondary Symptoms: Anxiety, irritability, insomnia, reduced appetite, fever and chills, palpitations, abdominal distention

Ban Xia 4.5g
Chen Pi 3g
Bai Zhu 3g (dry fried)
Fu Ling 3g
Dang Gui 3g
Chuan Xiong 2.4g
Gou Teng 3g
Chai Hu 1.5g
Gan Cao 1.5g

Preparation: Ground into powder and taken as a draft.

Actions: Calms the Liver and regulates the Liver Blood and Qi, subdues Wind and dispels Phlegm

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