Herb Formulas Notebook


Ge Hua Jie Cheng San

(Kudzu Flower Powder to Relieve Hangovers)

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Source: Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (13th Century)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan



Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Accumulation of Damp-Heat in the Yangming due to alcohol consumption and Spleen deficiency

Key Symptoms: Vomiting, dizziness, headache, focal distention in the chest and diaphragm, reduced appetite, fatigue, inhibited urination
Secondary Symptoms: Irritability, trembling of the hands and feet, diarrhoea

Tongue: Greasy coating
Pulse: Possibly slippery
Abdomen: Discomfort in epigastrium, splashing sounds in upper abdomen



Ingredients
Bai Dou Kou 15g
Sha Ren 15g
Ge Hua 15g
Gan Jiang 6g
Shen Qu 6g (dry fried)
Ze Xie 6g
Bai Zhu 6g
Chen Pi 4.5g
Ren Shen 4.5g
Zhu Ling 4.5g
Fu Ling 4.5g
Mu Xiang 3g
Qing Pi 1g



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Separates and reduces alcohol dampness, warms the middle, strengthens the Spleen

Contraindications: Yin deficiency Heat, thirst indicating damage to fluids



Notes:
Due to its warming nature it should be modified for patients with Heat excess, e.g. adding Huang Lian and Huang Qin



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