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Bing Peng San

(Borneol and Borax Powder)

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Source: Orthodox Lineage of External Medicine (1617)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Sore throat or mouth disorders from long term Phlegm-Fire cough

Key Symptoms: Sore swollen throat, swelling or pain in the gums, mouth sores, external ear infections


Ingredients
Bing Pian 1.5g
Xuan Ming Fen 15g
Zhu Sha 1.8g
Peng Sha 15g

Subsitutions:
Zhu Sha is normally omitted from this formula due to its toxicity.
Several other ingredients in this formula might be hard to use in the UK due to being mineral products. Although these may come under cosmetic regulation which covers topical application to mucus membranes (EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, art.2), small amounts are likely to be swallowed potentially making it a medicine under the Medicines Act (1968) for which herbal practitioners are only allowed to work with plants.



Preparation: Ground into fine powder with Bing Pian added near the end and stored inan airtight container. Traditionally blown into the throat or ear or applied directly to the mouth. Currently often applied using spray bottles or a moist cotton ball for mouth sores. 0.03-0.1g are applied 4-6 times daily.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, dispels putrescence, reduces swelling, relieves pain

Contraindications: Only the natural form of Bing Pian should be used as small amount may be ingested if used in the mouth and throat. Some action should be taken to ensure there is no contamination with bacteria if it is to be applied to mucus membranes.


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