Herb Formulas Notebook


Qing Ge San

(Indigo and Clam Powder)

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Source: Great Compendium of External Medicine (1665)



Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Weeping Damp-Heat sores

Key Symptoms: Weeping sores with erosion, heat, swelling and itching.



Ingredients
Ge Qiao 30g (calcined and powdered)
Shi Gao 30g (calcined)
Qing Fen 15g
Huang Bai 15g
Qing Dai 9g

Subsitutions:
Qing Fen is no longer used due to toxicity.



Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and mixed with sesame and cool water to achieve the desired consistency.

Actions: Clears Heat, gathers in Dampness, dispels putrefaction, helps close sores.



Notes:
This is essentially the same as Qing Dai San but with Hua Shi changed for Ge Qiao that has greater astringent properties.


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