Herb Formulas Notebook

Lian Zhu Yin

(String of Pearls Drink)

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Source: Formulary and Mnemonics from 'No Mistake' Pharmacy (1956)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood deficiency complicated by presence of Water Toxin in the body

Key Symptoms: Palpitations and dizziness, especially on standing up.
Secondary Symptoms: Oedema (usually mild and constitutional), tinntius, dyspnoea, hot flushes, sweating, headache, irregular uterine bleeding and postpartum disorders, haemorrhoids, jaundice

Fu Ling 5g
Gui Zhi 4g
Dang Gui 3g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Bai Shao 3g
Shu Di Huang 3g
Bai Zhu 3g
Gan Cao 2g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies and regulates the Blood, promotes water metabolism, leaches out Dampness

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