Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing Shang Fang Feng Tang

Clear the Upper [Burner] Decoction with Saposhnikovia

Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Fire in the Upper Jiao

Key Symptoms: Headache, sores, pimples or boils on the face or neck, infantile fetal heat, red swollen eyes, red face and neck, drinker's nose, eczema of the face and neck

Fang Feng 3g
Lian Qiao 2.2g
Jie Geng 2.2g
Bai Zhi 2.2g
Huang Qin 2g
Chuan Xiong 2g
Jing Jie 1.5g
Zhi Zi 1.5g
Huang Lian 1.5g
Bo He 1.5g
Zhi Ke 0.6g
Gan Cao 0.6g

Preparation: Herbs are ground into a coarse powder and decocted. Modern practitioners generally increase the dosage of all ingredients. The source text also advises adding Zhu Li to increase the effectiveness. Since this is not usually available in the west Tian Zhu Huang may substituted.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves Toxicity, dispels Dampness and Wind

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.

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