Herb Formulas Notebook

Ma Huang Deng Shi Wei San

Ephedra Pill with Ten Ingredients

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Source: Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (752)
Author: Wang Tao

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Accumulation of Phlegm-Heat in the Interior with invasion of Wind-Cold in the Exterior

Key Symptoms: Cough that does not respond to treatment with more common formulas

Ma Huang 60g
Bai Qian 60g
Sang Bai Pi 120g
She Gan 120g
Bai Wei 90g
Bai Bu 150g
Sheng Di Huang 180g
Di Gu Pi 180g
Chen Pi 90g

In the UK Ma Huang is limited to a maximum dose of 0.6g per single dose and up to 1.8g daily. In the UK the extra may be substituted with other warm, exterior releasing releasing herbs like Zi Su Ye, Fang Feng and Jing Jie.

Preparation: Ground into powder and made into small pills. 10-15 are taken with a decoction of Sang Bai Pi,

Actions: Clears Heat and resolves constraint, transforms Phlegm and releases the Exterior

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