Herb Formulas Notebook

Tou Gu Cao Shui Xi Ji

Speranskia Wash Preparation

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Source: A Collection of Zhang Zhi Li's Skin Disease Cases
Author: In Xu's Dermatology in TCM (2005)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Damp-Heat producing excessively greasy skin

Key Symptoms: Greasy, oily and scaly skin
Secondary Symptoms: Slight itching. Xu uses mainly for seborrheic conditions.

Tou Gu Cao 30g
Ce Bai Ye 30g
Zao Jiao 15g
Ming Fan 15g
Peng Sha 30g
Sodium Bicarbonate 30g

A simpler version, containing only Tou Gu Cao and Zao Jiao is often used for greasy skin in cases of acne.

Preparation: Decoct the first four ingredients in 2L of water for 20 minutes, remove the residue and add the last two ingredients. Use warm to the wash the hair.

Actions: Clears Damp-Heat from the skin

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