Herb Formulas Notebook

Yue Bi Tang

Maidservant from Yue's Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Taiyang Wind-Damp invasion

Key Symptoms: Aversion to Drafts, generalised oedema that begins in the face, slight fever, slight but continuous sweating

Pulse: Floating

Ma Huang 6-12g
Shi Gao 9-18g
Gan Cao 3g
Sheng Jiang 3sl
Da Zao 5-10pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Induces sweating, disseminates Lung Qi, moves water

For severe conditions with the same presentation plus sore and heavy limbs, reduced urination, fever and chills and a floating and slippery or submerged pulse the amount of Shi Gao can be doubled and 4-8g of Bai Zhu added.

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