Herb Formulas Notebook

Lian Li Tang

Regulating Decoction with Coptis

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Source: Symptom, Cause, Pulse and Treatment (Ming dynasty)

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Chronic Cold constraining fluids which turn into Damp-Heat

Key Symptoms: Abdominal fullness and distention, vomiting of sour fluids, thin or unformed stools, diarrhoea with watery stools, cold hands and feet, thirst, reduced urination, mouth ulcers
Secondary Symptoms: Emaciation, fatigue, loss of appetite, excess frothy saliva, cough with thin watery sputum, various types of bleeding

Tongue: Pale red with white coating that may be thick, greasy or wet
Pulse: Submerged and thin, frail, thin and forceless, slow and frail
Abdomen: Hard focal distention in the epigastrium, weak and cold abdomen

Huang Lian 3-6g
Gan Jiang 9g
Ren Shen 9g
Bai Zhu 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the middle Jiao, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, clears Heat and dries Dampness

Contraindications: Externally contracted disorders with fever, Yin deficiency, excess conditions

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