Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Zhu Fu Zi Tang

White Atractylodes and Aconite Acessory Root Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Wind-Cold-Damp Bi due to Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Pain throughout the body with inability to rotate the body
Secondary Symptoms: hard stools with normal urination and no thirst or nausea

Pulse: Floating, thin and moderate

Bai Zhu 12g
Zhi Fu Zi 12g
Sheng Jiang 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 6g
Da Zao 12pcs

In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted. For Bi disorders the best replacement is Gui Zhi and Xian Mao.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Channels, disperses Cold, builds up the Middle Jiao, promotes the resolution of Dampness

Contraindications: Hard stools caused by Heat or Yin deficiency

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