Herb Formulas Notebook

Yin Qiao San

Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder

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

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind-Heat invasion

Key Symptoms: Fever, slight chills, aversion to heat, headache, thirst, cough, sore throat

Tongue: Red tip with thin white or yellow coat
Pulse: Floating, rapid

Jin Yin Hua 9-15g
Lian Qiao 9-15g
Jie Geng 3-6g
Niu Bang Zi 9-12g
Bo He 3-6g (add in last 5 minutes)
Dan Dou Chi 3-6g
Jing Jie Sui 6-9g
Dan Zhu Ye 3-6g
Xuan Lu Gen 15-30g
Gan Cao 3-6g

Preparation: Decoction. Do not cook for more than 20 minutes

Actions: Disperses Wind-Heat, clears Heat, resolves Toxicity

Contraindications: Damp-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.