Herb Formulas Notebook

Bao Yuan Tang

(Preserve the Primal Decoction)

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Source: Collected Treatises of Jing-Yue (1624)
Author: Zhang Jie-Bin / Jing-Yue

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Deficiency consumption with insufficient Yuan Qi

Key Symptoms: Fatigue and lethargy, shortness of breath, aversion to cold, low-grade fever
Secondary Symptoms: Epigastric pain, vomiting and diarrhoea

Huang Qi 9g
Ren Shen 3g
Zhi Gan Cao 3g
Rou Gui 1.5-2.1g

Preparation: Decocted with a handful of glutinous rice.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi and warms the Yang

Originally used for smallpox with deficient Qi characterised by a pox-like rash with recessed heads.

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