Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing Dai San

(Indigo Powder)

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Source: Shanghai Municipal Medicine Standards (1974)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Damp-Heat Skin Disorders

Key Symptoms: All types of skin disorders that present with weeping, erosion, heat, swelling, itching and pain.

Qing Dai 60g
Shi Gao 120g
Hua Shi 120g
Huang Bai 60g

Since this is applied externally no substitutions for Shi Gao and Hua Shi are necessary.

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and either sprinkled directly onto damp sores or can be mixed with a variety of mediums to create a paste, salve or plaster.

Actions: Gathers in Dampness, relieves itching, clears Heat, resolves Toxicity

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