Herb Formulas Notebook

Lian Mei An Hui Tang

Picrorhiza and Mume Decoction to Calm Roundworms

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Source: Revised Popular Guide to the Discussion of Cold Damage (Qing dynasty)
Author: Yu Gen-Chu / He Bing-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Expel Parasites

Pattern: Accumulation of Roundworms with vigorous Heat in the Liver and Stomach

Key Symptoms: Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting of roundworms after eating, irritability and in severe cases, inversion (cold hands and feet)
Secondary Symptoms: Flushed face, dry mouth, fever

Tongue: Red
Pulse: Rapid

Hu Huang Lian 3g
Hua Jiao 1.5g
Lei Wan 9g
Wu Mei 6-9g (2pc)
Huang Bai 2.4g
Bing Lang 9-12g (2pc)

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted with Fei Zi and Shi Zhi. Lei Wan may also be hard to obtain.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat and calms Roundworms.

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