Herb Formulas Notebook

Huang Qin Tang

Scutellaria Decoction

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Heat constraint in Shaoyang that overcomes Yangming

Key Symptoms: Fever, bitter taste, dry throat, abdominal pain
Secondary Symptoms: Dysentery with pus, blood or sticky phlegm

Tongue: Red sides, yellow coat
Pulse: Flooding, or wiry, forceful and stirring in the middle position
Abdomen: Focal distention in the epigastrium, hypertonicity of rectus abdominis muscle

Huang Qin 9g
Shao Yao 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Da Zao 4pcs

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, alleviates dysentery, harmonises the middle burner, stops pain

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