Herb Formulas Notebook

Si Wei Xiang Ru Yin

Four Ingredient Mosla Powder

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Source: Book to Safeguard Life Arranged According to Pattern (1108)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Yin Summerheat, or Exterior Cold with Interior Dampness turning into Heat during the summer

Key Symptoms: Thirst, irritability, chills with skin that warm to the touch, absence of sweating, heaviness in the head, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, a stifling sensation in the chest, fatigued extremities

Tongue: White, greasy tongue coating, may have reddish body
Pulse: Floating

Xiang Ru 12g
Bai Bian Dou 6g (dry fried)
Hou Po 6g (Ginger fried)
Huang Lian 3g (Ginger juice fried)

Preparation: Grind into a coarse powder and take 9g as a draft. Traditionally taken with a small amount of wine is added to the draft and taken cold. May also be prepared as a decoction with the dosages above.

Actions: Releases the Exterior, scatters Cold, transforms Dampness, harmonises the Middle Jiao, clears Heat

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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.