Herb Formulas Notebook


Qing Gan Yin

(Clear the Liver Drink)

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Source: Selected and Compiled Clinical Experiences of Wei Chang-Chun (1974)
Author: Wei Chang-Chun



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Unvented Heat Toxins lurking in the Interior, especially in the Liver Blood

Key Symptoms: Fatigue, right sided flank pain or discomfort, irritability, poor temper, low grade fever
Secondary Symptoms: Abnormal liver function tests, this formula was originally devised for chronic and sub-acute hepatitis.



Ingredients
Jin Yin Hua 10g
Zi Hua Di Ding 15g
Pu Gong Ying 15g
Ye Ju Hua 15g
Xia Ku Cao 10g
Qing Hao 10g
Sang Zhi 12g
Bai Mao Gen 15g



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, cools the Blood, resolves Toxicity, vents Lurking Heat, thrusts out Dampness



Notes:
Although the main herbs of this formula are cold they are also flowers which the author argues are light making them able to expel Heat without damaging the Yin or affecting the Stomach.



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