Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Zi Jing Mi Tang

Aconite and Glutinous Rice Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Cold Qi in the abdomen

Key Symptoms: Borborygmus, sharp pain and rebellion with fullness in the chest, flanks and abdomen, nausea, vomiting
Secondary Symptoms: Cold extremities

Tongue: Pale with greasy white coating

Zhi Fu Zi 15g
Zhi Ban Xia 65g
Gan Cao 15g
Da Zao 30g
Jing Mi 80g

In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted. The standard replacement is Rou Gui and Gan Jiang but Hua Jiao and/or Gao Liang Jiang might be more suitable than Rou Gui in this instance.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Middle Jiao, stops pain and vomiting

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