Herb Formulas Notebook

Ding Xiang Jiao Ai Tang

(Clove, Ass-Hide Gelatin and Mugwort Decoction)

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Source: Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (1336)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Persistent uterine bleeding due to Blood deficiency and Cold in the abdomen

Key Symptoms: Persistent uterine bleeding with ice-cold sensation in the lower abdomen
Secondary Symptoms: Profuse thin vaginal discharge, occasional bleeding of bright red blood

Pulse: May be slightly flooding in the proximal position

Shu Di Huang 0.9g
Bai Shao 0.9g
Chuan Xiong 1.2g
Ding Xiang 1.2g
Ai Ye 3g
Dang Gui 3.6g
E Jiao 1.8g (dissolve into strained decoction)

In the UK E Jiao must be substituted with other Yin tonics, usually with Han Lian Cao and Gou Qi Zi.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Nourishes the Blood, warms the womb, stops bleeding

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