Herb Formulas Notebook


Zeng Ye Cheng Qi Tang

(Increase Fluids and Order the Qi Decoction)

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong



Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Yangming Heat with severe depletion of body fluids

Key Symptoms: Dry stools that do not respond to purgatives, distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
Secondary Symptoms: Dry mouth and lips

Tongue: Dry with a thin, yellow or burnt coating
Pulse: Rapid, thin
Abdomen: Distended and full



Ingredients
Xuan Shen 30g
Mai Men Dong 24g
Sheng Di Huang 24g
Da Huang 9g (add near end)
Mang Xiao 4.5g (dissolve into strained decoction)

Subsitutions:
In the UK Mang Xiao must be replaced with Yu Li Ren.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, generates fluids, drains Heat, unblocks the bowels

Contraindications: Only for deficiency of Yin with accumulation of dry stools



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