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Huang Lian Tang

Coptis Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Cold invasion stagnating in the Middle Jiao impeding the ascending and descending functions of Spleen and Stomach Qi

Key Symptoms: Stifling sensation and irritability in the chest, nausea with an urge to vomit, abdominal pain
Secondary Symptoms: Fever and slight chills, borborygmus with diarrhoea

Tongue: White greasy coat
Pulse: Wiry

Huang Lian 9g
Gan Jiang 9g
Gui Zhi 9g
Ren Shen 6g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 9g
Da Zao 4pcs

Preparation: Decoction. Originally decocted in 10 cups of water until 6 remain, the dregs removed and taken in 5 doses of 1 cup each, 3 during the day and 2 at night.

Actions: Regulates Cold and Heat, harmonises the Stomach, directs rebellious Qi downward

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