Herb Formulas Notebook

Jia Wei Xiang Su San

Augmented Cyperus and Perilla Leaf Powder

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Source: Awakening of the Mind in Medical Studies (1732)
Author: Cheng Guo-Peng

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Taiyang Wind-Cold invasion in any season

Key Symptoms: Headache, nasal obstruction or runny nose, fever with chills or aversion to drafts, absence of sweating
Secondary Symptoms: Aches and pains in the body or extremities, stiff neck, focal distention, nausea

Tongue: Thin, white coating
Pulse: Floating

Zi Su Ye 4.5g
Xiang Fu 3.6g
Chen Pi 3.6g
Zhi Gan Cao 2.1g
Jing Jie 3g
Fang Feng 3g
Qin Jiao 3g
Man Jing Zi 3g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Sheng Jiang 3sl

Preparation: Decoction. Do not cook for more than 20 minutes.

Actions: Promotes sweating and releases the exterior

Contraindications: Deficiency patterns

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