Herb Formulas Notebook

Hou Po Qi Wu Tang

Seven Substance Magnolia Bark Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Release Exterior-Interior Excess

Pattern: Concurrent Taiyang and Yangming disorder

Key Symptoms: Sensation of fullness in the abdomen with no bowel movements accompanied by Exterior signs such as fever

Pulse: Floating, rapid

Hou Po 15-24g
Zhi Shi 9g
Da Huang 9g
Gui Zhi 6g
Gan Cao 6-9g
Sheng Jiang 8-10sl
Da Zao 4-12pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Releases the muscles and the exterior, promotes the movement of Qi, unblocks the bowels.

Combination of Gui Zhi Tang and Xiao Cheng Qi Tang.

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