Herb Formulas Notebook

Lian Qiao Bai Du Pian

Forsythia Fruit Tablet for Removing Toxin

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Source: Unknown, probably a modern patent

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Toxic Wind-Heat

Key Symptoms: Localized itching, redness, swelling, heat, inflammation or suppuration of the skin
Secondary Symptoms: fever, headache, thirst, sore throat, dry mouth, constipation

Tongue: Pink Red body or red tip, yellow coating
Pulse: Rapid and may be floating

Lian Qiao 12g
Jin Yin Hua 12g
Da Huang 12g
Zhi Zi 9g
Huang Qin 9g
Chi Shao 9g
Bai Xian Pi 9g
Fang Feng 9g
Chan Tui 6g

In the UK Chan Tui must be substituted. The standard substitution is Bo He but given the formulas indication Jing Jie might a better choice for its combination with Fang Feng to relieve itching.

Preparation: Often sold as a patent in tablet form but may be prepared as a decoction using the dosages above.

Actions: Clears Heat, relieves toxicity, alleviates pain, cools the Blood, stops itching

Contraindications: Pregnancy and Wind-Cold disorders

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.