Herb Formulas Notebook

Sheng Jiang Xie Xin Tang

Fresh Ginger Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium

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

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Clumping of water and Heat, or Stomach deficiency with Food Stagnation and suspended Thin Mucus

Key Symptoms: Firm epigastric focal distention, dry heaves with a foul odour, the sounds of fluids in the epigastrium, loud borborygmus and diarrhoea

Tongue: Thin, yellow and greasy coating. May have red tip.
Pulse: Wiry, rapid
Abdomen: Hardness and tension in the epigastrium, tension in rectus abdominis muscle, elastic tension and tenderness on pressure around Ren-12, splashing sounds in upper abdomen

Sheng Jiang 12g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Gan Jiang 3g
Huang Qin 9g
Huang Lian 3g
Ren Shen 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 9g
Da Zao 4pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Harmonises the Stomach, reduces focal distention, disperses clumping, expels water

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