Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Pi San

Five Peel Powder

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Source: Treasury Classic (4th century)
Author: Hua Tuo

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Spleen deficiency with Dampness and Qi stagnation

Key Symptoms: Generalised oedema with a sensation of heaviness, distention and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, laboured and heavy breathing, urinary difficulty

Tongue: White, greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged and moderate pulse
Abdomen: Full

Sang Bai Pi 15g
Sheng Jiang Pi 6g
Fu Ling Pi 15g
Chen Pi 9g
Da Fu Pi 15g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Resolves Dampness, reduced oedema, regulates the Qi, strengthens the Spleen

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