Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Shi Xie Bai Bai Jiu Tang

Unripe Bitter Orange, Chinese Garlic and White Wine Decoction

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Painful Obstruction of the chest

Key Symptoms: Pain in the chest that radiates to the upper back, wheezing, cough with copious sputum, shortness of breath

Tongue: Thick greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged, wiry or tight

Gua Lou 12g
Xie Bai 9-12g
Bai Jiu 30-60ml

Preparation: Decoction. Often prepared with equal amounts of wine and water. Where wine in contraindicated it may be reduced or omitted entirely.

Actions: Unblocks the Yang, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Phlegm

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