Herb Formulas Notebook

Yu Ye Tang

Jade Fluid Decoction

Source: Essays on Medicine Esteeming the Chinese and Respecting the Western (1918-1934)
Author: Zang Xi Chun / Shou Fu

Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Wasting and Thirsting (Xiao Ke) due to deficiency of Yuan Qi failing to transport fluids upwards

Key Symptoms: Excessive thirst that is not quenched by substantial intake of fluids, frequent copious or turbid urine, lassitude, shortness of breath

Pulse: Deficient, thin and weak

Shan Yao 30g
Huang Qi 15g
Zhi Mu 18g
Tian Hua Fen 9g
Ji Nei Jin 6g
Ge Gen 4.5g
Wu Wei Zi 9g

In the UK Ji Nei Jin must be substituted. The usual substitution is Shan Yao (already in the formula) and Mai Ya.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi, generates fluids, moistens dryness, alleviates thirst

Contraindications: Diabetes patterns characterised by Yangming excess Heat with internal clumping or insufficiency of Ming Men Fire

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