Herb Formulas Notebook

Bu Gan Tang

(Tonify the Liver Decoction)

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian / Liu-Ji

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Liver Blood and Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Headache, dizziness, tinnitus, dry eyes, photophobia, blurred vision, irritability, bad temper, numbness, muscle twitches
Secondary Symptoms: Absent, scanty or irregular menstruation, malar flush, insomnia with dream disturbance

Tongue: Red and dry
Pulse: Wiry, thin and rapid

Dang Gui 9-12g
Chuan Xiong 6-9g
Bai Shao 9-15g
Shu Di Huang 15-24g
Suan Zao Ren 6-9g
Mu Gua 6-9g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies and regulates the Blood, nourishes the Liver Yin

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