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Fu Ling Gan Cao Tang

(Poria and Licorice Decoction)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Pathogenic water accumulation in the Middle Jiao due to deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach

Key Symptoms: Epigastric palpitations, cold extremities, no particular thirst

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Slippery

Fu Ling 6g
Gui Zhi 6g
Zhi Gan Cao 3g
Sheng Jiang 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Yang, transforms thin mucous, unblocks the Yang, disperses pathogenic water.

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