Herb Formulas Notebook

Huai Hua San

(Saphora Japonica Powder)

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Source: Formulas of Universal Benefit from My Practice (1132)
Author: Xu Shu-Wei

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Wind-Heat or Damp-Heat in the Intestines and Stomach obstructing the Blood level

Key Symptoms: Bright red bleeding from the rectum during defecation that typically precedes, but may also follow, the passage of stool, blood in the stools, haemorrhoids with bright red or dark-red bleeding

Tongue: Red body
Pulse: Wiry and rapid, or soggy and rapid

Huai Hua 12g (dry fried)
Ce Bai Ye 12g (dry fried)
Jing Jie Sui 6g
Zhi Ke 6-9g (wheat fried)

Preparation: Originally equal amounts of each ingredient are ground into powder and taken in 6g doses mixed with boiled water or thin rice gruel before meals on an empty stomach. May also be prepared as a decoction with the quantities above.

Actions: Cools the Intestines, stops bleeding, disperses Wind, promotes the movement of Qi

Contraindications: Long term use or deficiency Cold of the middle Jiao

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