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Herb Formulas Notebook

Qin Lian Si Wu Tang

(Four Substance Decoction with Scutellaria and Coptis)

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Source: Wondrous Lantern for Peering into the Origin and Development of Miscellaneous Diseases (1773)
Author: Shen Jin-Ao

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Concurrent Blood deficiency and excessive Heat

Key Symptoms: Short menstrual cycle with purple blood and a heavy flow, or red sticky vaginal discharge with tidal fever
Secondary Symptoms: A greenish hue to the complexion, dizziness, blurred vision, palpitations, insomnia, irritability

Huang Qin 3-6g
Huang Lian 3-6g
Mai Men Dong 9-12g
Chuan Xiong 3-6g
Dang Gui 9-12g
Bai Shao 9-12g
Sheng Di Huang 9-12g

Preparation: Decoction. Dosage is not specified in the source text.

Actions: Tonifies the Blood, drains Heat

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