Herb Formulas Notebook

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Severe early stage Summerheat in the Lung Taiyin with Cold fettering the Exterior

Key Symptoms: Fever and chills without sweating, headache, thirst, flushed face, stifling sensation in the chest, a heavy and aching body, dark and rough urination

Tongue: Red with a white, greasy coating
Pulse: Flooding on the right, small on the left

Xiang Ru 6g
Bian Dou Hua 9g
Bai Bian Dou 9g
Hou Po 6g
Jin Yin Hua 9g
Lian Qiao 6g

Preparation: Decoction. Source text advises decocting the herbs with 5 cups of water until 2 remain. Take 1 cup to induce sweating, take a second if this does not occur and repeat until sweating occurs. For best effect it should be taken cold.

Actions: Dispels Summerheat, releases the Exterior, clears Heat, transforms Dampness

Contraindications: Should only be used to induce sweating and stopped once it has occurred.

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