Herb Formulas Notebook

Jin Hua Jie Du Tang

Honeysuckle Decocotion to Resolve Toxicity

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Source: Collected Experiences on Treating Sores (1806)

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Intense Fire-Toxin in the Blood due to Wind-Damp-Heat

Key Symptoms: Purulent skin lesions

Jin Yin Hua 15-30g
Zi Hua Di Ding 15-30g
Shui Niu Jiao 15-30g
Chi Fu Ling 9-12g
Lian Qiao 12-24g
Mu Dan Pi 9-12g
Huang Lian 6-9g
Xia Ku Cao 12-24g

In the UK Shui Niu Jiao (itself a substitute for Xi Jiao in the original formula) must also be substituted with Xuan Shen at 3:1 ratio to the dosage of Huang Lian (18-27g).

Preparation: Source text does not specify dosage.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves Toxicity, drains Fire, cools the Blood.

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