Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing Xin Liang Ge San

(Clear the Heart and Cool the Diaphragm Powder)

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Source: Warp and Weft of Warm Diseases (1852)
Author: Wang Shi-Xiong / Meng-Ying

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Heat-Toxin accumulating in the Qi level of the Upper Jiao

Key Symptoms: Unremitting fever, thirst, irritability with red, swollen and macerated throat

Tongue: Red body with a yellow coating

Lian Qiao 120g
Huang Qin 30g
Bo He 30g
Zhi Zi 30g
Shi Gao 60g
Jie Geng 30g
Gan Cao 30g

In the UK Shi Gao must be substituted. Zhi Mu should suffice in this instance.

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and taken in 9g doses.

Actions: Cools the diaphragm, drains Heat

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