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Zi Yin Jiang Huo Tang

Decoction to Enrich Yin and Direct Fire Downward

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Fire from Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Cough that may or may not be productive, wheezing, night sweats, dry mouth, fever, coughing of blood, wasting and thirsting (Xiao Ke), steaming bones
Secondary Symptoms: Sore throat, throat sores, raspy voice and dry throat

Dang Gui 4g (wine washed)
Bai Shao 7g (wine washed)
Shu Di Huang 3g (ginger juice fried)
Sheng Di Huang 2.5g
Tian Men Dong 3g
Mai Men Dong 3g
Chen Pi 2.5g
Bai Zhu 3g
Zhi Mu 2.5g
Huang Bai 2.5g
Zhi Gan Cao 1.5g
Sheng Jiang 3sl
Da Zao 1pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Enrich the Yin, nourish the Blood, direct Fire downward

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