Herb Formulas Notebook


Fang Ji Fu Ling Tang

(Stephania and Poria Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing



Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Skin Oedema (Pi Shui) from inability of the Spleen Yang to control Dampness

Key Symptoms: Oedema that does not disappear from pressure under the finger and is more pronounced in the extremities, a sensation of heaviness in the body, fibrillations of the skin and muscles in the extremities

Tongue: White slippery coating
Pulse: Superficial



Ingredients
Han Fang Ji 9g
Huang Qi 6g
Gui Zhi 6g
Fu Ling 18g
Zhi Gan Cao 6g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Han Fang Ji must be substituted with Yi Yi Ren and Hai Tong Pi.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi, unblocks the Yang, promotes urination, reduces oedema


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