Herb Formulas Notebook

Geng Yi Wan

Pill Requiring a Change of Clothing

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Source: Extensive Notes on Medicine (1613)

Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Accumulation of Dryness and Heat in the Intestines with disturbance of the Spirit

Key Symptoms: Constipation
Secondary Symptoms: Restless, irritability, short temper and insomnia

Zhu Sha 15g
Lu Hui 21g

Due to the unacceptable toxicity of Zhu Sha it must be substituted. Typically this is done with Zhen Zhu Mu but being an animal product this is also unacceptable in the UK. Hu Po would be the next closest substance that is derived from plant sources.

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and formed into pills with a small amount of wine and taken in 3.6g doses.

Actions: Drains fire and unblocks the bowels.

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