Herb Formulas Notebook

Yin Qiao Bai Du San

Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences

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Source: Medical Formulas Collected and Analysed (1682)
Author: Wang Ang / Ren-An

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Sores and abscesses due to Wind-Cold-Damp invasion with deficiency of Zheng Qi

Key Symptoms: Early stage absecesses and sores which are red, swollen and painful accompanied by exterior signs such as fever, chills, absence of sweating, nasal congestion, cough or wheezing

Tongue: Greasy white or yellow coating
Pulse: Floating and soggy, maybe rapid

Jin Yin Hua 30g
Lian Qiao 30g
Ren Shen 30g
Qiang Huo 30g
Du Huo 30g
Chuan Xiong 30g
Chai Hu 30g
Jie Geng 30g
Zhi Ke 30g (wheat fried)
Qian Hu 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Gan Cao 15g

Preparation: Ground into powder and cooked in 6g doses with a small amount of Sheng Jiang and Bo He. Can also be prepared as a decoction with dosages reduced to 6g each and 3g Gan Cao.

Actions: Releases the Exterior, dispels Wind and Dampness, clears Heat, Resolves Toxicity, augments the Qi

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