Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Ye Tang

(Arborvitae Twig Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Failure of the Spleen to control Blood due to Deficiency Cold in the Middle Jiao

Key Symptoms: Unremitting vomiting or spitting up of blood or nosebleeds accompanied by a wan complexion

Tongue: Pale with thin coating
Pulse: Deficient, rapid and forceless

Ce Bai Ye 9g
Gan Jiang 9g
Ai Ye 9-12g

The original formula advises using strained horse faeces which is no longer used.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Yang and stops Bleeding

Contraindications: Yin deficency

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