Herb Formulas Notebook

Liu Yi San

Six to One Powder

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Source: Formulas from the Discussion Illuminating the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions (1172)
Author: Liu Wan-Su

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Summerheat, or Damp-Heat invading the Bladder, or Damp-Heat skin disorders

Key Symptoms: Fever, sweating, thirst, irritability, urinary difficulty, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Secondary Symptoms: Also treats a range of painful urinary dribbling disorders and papules, sores and prickly heat

Tongue: Thin, yellow and greasy coat
Pulse: Soggy and rapid

Hua Shi
Zhi Gan Cao

In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted. For Damp-Heat in the Bladder or skin use Chi Fu Ling and Ze Xie. For Summerheat use Xiang Ru and Bai Bian Dou.

Preparation: Six parts Hua Shi to one part Gan Cao are ground into a powder and taken in 9-18g doses with warm water or prepared as a decoction by placing the ingredients in a cheese cloth bag.

Actions: Clears Summerheat, resolves Dampness, augments the Qi

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.