Herb Formulas Notebook

Si Sheng Wan

Four Fresh Pill

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Source: Yang Family Formulas (1178)
Author: Yang Tan

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Upper Jiao Heat in the Blood

Key Symptoms: Coughing, spitting or vomiting of blood or nosebleed, particularly of bright red blood
Secondary Symptoms: Dry mouth and throat

Tongue: Red or deep red
Pulse: Wiry and rapid, or forceful wiry and rapid

Ce Bai Ye 12g
Sheng Di Huang 15-24g
He Ye 9-12g
Ai Ye 6-9g

Since fresh ingredients may be hard to find in the UK, dried or stir baked ingredients may be used instead.

Preparation: Originally equal amounts of fresh, raw ingredients were ground into paste and formed into pills. May also be prepared as a decoction or crushed to extract the fresh juice.

Actions: Cools the Blood, stops bleeding

Contraindications: Prolonged use may increase chances of Blood Stasis

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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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.