Herb Formulas Notebook

E Jiao Ji Zi Huang Tang

Ass-Hide Gelatin and Egg Yolk Decoction

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Source: Popular Guide to the Discussion of Cold Damage (Qing Dynasty)

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Stirring of Internal Wind due to Blood and Yin deficiency in a Warm Pathogen Disease (Wen Bing)

Key Symptoms: Rigid extremities, muscle spasms and twitches in the extremities, dry mouth, parched lips

Tongue: Deep red body with scanty coating
Pulse: Thin and rapid

E Jiao 6g
Ji Zi Huang 2pc
Sheng Di Huang 12g
Bai Shao 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 1.8g
Gou Teng 6g
Shi Jue Ming 15g
Mu Li 12g
Fu Shen 12g
Luo Shi Teng 9g

In the UK several ingredients must be substituted due to being animal products.
E Jiao == Mo Han Lian + Gou Qi Zi or Nu Zhen Zi
Shi Jue Ming == Xia Ku Cao or Jue Ming Zi
Mu Li == Xuan Shen + Bai Shao + Wu Wei Zi, or Tian Ma
Ji Zi Huang can be given as dietary advice or replaced with whatever Yin nourishing, Wind subduing herbs are not already included.

Preparation: Blend the egg yolk and gelatin in to the strained decoction and take warm.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, nourishes the Blood, softens the Liver and extinguishes Wind

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