Herb Formulas Notebook

Hua Shi Dai Zhe Tang

Talcum and Hematite Decoction

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Heat in the San Jiao damaging the Stomach Qi causing upward rebellion.

Key Symptoms: Occasional retching or vomiting, dry throat, thirst, rough dark urination.

Pulse: Slightly rapid

Bai He 15-30g
Hua Shi 9g
Dai Zhe Shi 9-15g

In the UK the following substitutions are necessary:
Hua Shi == Chi Fu Ling + Ze Xie
Dai Zhe Shi == Xia Ku Cao + Zhu Ru

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Directs rebellious Qi downwards, enriches the fluids, clears Heat from the San Jiao.

Originally for damage caused by improper purging when Heat is mistaken for a Yangming disorder.

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