Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Shi Dao Zhi Wan

Unripe Bitter Orange Pill to Guide Out Stagnation

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Source: Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes (1247)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Damp-Heat Food Stagnation obstructing the Stomach and Intestines

Key Symptoms: Pain and distention in the epigastrium and abdomen, dysenteric diarrhoea or constipation, scanty dark urine

Tongue: Greasy yellow coating
Pulse: Submerged, forceful
Abdomen: Distention of the epigastrium or abdomen, pain that increases with pressure

Zhi Shi 15g (dry fried)
Da Huang 9g
Shen Qu 12-15g (dry fried)
Fu Ling 9g
Huang Qin 9g
Huang Lian 9g
Bai Zhu 9g
Ze Xie 6-15g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Reduces and guides out stagnation and accumulation, Drains Heat, Dispels Dampness

Contraindications: Deficiency conditions

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