Herb Formulas Notebook

Huo Po Xia Ling Tang

Patchouli/Agastache, Magnolia Bark, Pinellia and Poria Decoction

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Source: Bases of Medicine (1861)
Author: Shi Shou-Tang

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Early stage Damp-Warmth disorders with clear Exterior signs

Key Symptoms: Fever and chills, lassitude, stifling sensation in the chest, pasty sensation in the mouth

Tongue: Thin white coating
Pulse: Moderate and soggy

Huo Xiang 4.5-6g
Zhi Ban Xia 6-9g
Fu Ling 9-12g
Xing Ren 9-12g
Yi Yi Ren 12-18g
Bai Dou Kou 2.4g
Zhu Ling 4.5-6g
Dan Dou Chi 9g
Ze Xie 4.5-6g
Hou Po 2.4-3g
Tong Cao 9-15g (decocted first)

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Releases the Exterior and transforms Dampness

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