Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Tou Weng Tang

Pulsatilla Decoction

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Heat toxin searing the Stomach and Intestines (Yangming)

Key Symptoms: Abdominal pain, tenesmus, burning sensation around the anus, thirst
Secondary Symptoms: Diarrhoea containing more blood than pus

Tongue: Red body with yellow coat
Pulse: Wiry and rapid, slippery, rapid and forceful
Abdomen: No rebound tenderness

Bai Tou Weng 12-15g
Huang Lian 4-9g
Huang Bai 9-12g
Qin Pi 9-12g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, cools the Blood, alleviates dysentery

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