Herb Formulas Notebook

Yin Chen Wu Ling San

Virgate Wormwood Five Ingredient Powder with Poria

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Damp-Heat Jaundice (Damp predominating)

Key Symptoms: Pale yellow body and eyes, no high fever, heaviness of head, tastelessness with no thirst, loss of appetite, aversion to greasy food, nausea and desire to vomit, fullness in the chest and the stomach, distention in abdomen, loose stool, urinary difficulty

Yin Chen Hao 16g
Ze Xie 2.5g
Fu Ling 1.5g
Zhu Ling 1.5g
Bai Zhu 1.5g
Gui Zhi 1g

Preparation: This is two parts Yin Chen Hao ground into powder and mixed with Wu Ling San in a 2:1 ratio. The dosages presented here are calculated if using these ratios as a decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves Dampness, reduces jaundice, promotes urination, strengthens the Spleen, unblocks the Qi dynamic

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