Herb Formulas Notebook

Chai Hu Qing Zao Tang

(Bupleurum Decoction to Clear Dryness)

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Source: Discussion of Warm Epidemics (1642)
Author: Wu You-Xing / You-Ke

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Shaoyang disorder with Heat injuring the fluids

Key Symptoms: Dry and sore throat, bitter taste in the mouth, dizziness, blurred vision, alternating chills and fever, nausea and vomiting, pain and distention in the flanks, irritability and restlessness
Secondary Symptoms: Fever of unknown origin, abdominal pain, feeling downcast, frequent sighing or difficulty taking breaths, reduced intake of food or drink, disinterest in food, dry retching, tinntus, thirst, focal distention in the epigastrium, heartburn, palpitations, coughing, urinary dysfunction, constipation

Chai Hu 6-12g
Huang Qin 4.5-9g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Tian Hua Fen 9-12g
Zhi Mu 9-12g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 2-4sl
Da Zao 4-6pcs

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Harmonises and releases the Shaoyang, clears Heat and generates fluids

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