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Di Huang Yin Zi

(Rehmannia Drink)

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Source: Comprehensive Recording of Sagely Beneficence from the Zhenghe Era (1117)
Author: Song Imperial Court

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin and Yang

Pattern: Mute paraplegia due to deficiency of Kidney Yin and Yang producing Phlegm

Key Symptoms: Stiffness of the tongue with inability to speak, disability or paralysis of the lower extremities, dry mouth with an absence of thirst

Tongue: Greasy, yellow coat
Pulse: Submerged, slow, thin and frail

Shu Di Huang 30g
Chao Shan Zhu Yu 30g
Jiu Cong Rong 30g
Ba Ji Tian 30g
Bao Fu Zi 30g
Rou Gui 30g
Shi Hu 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Chao Wu Wei Zi 30g
Zhi Mai Men Dong 15g
Shi Chang Pu 15g
Yuan Zhi 15g

Preparation: Grind equal amounts into powder and prepare 9-15g as a decoction with 3 slices of Sheng Jiang and 2 pieces of Da Zao and boil until 2/3 of the water remains. Take warm before a meal. Can also be prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Enriches the Kidney Yin, tonifies the Kidney Yang, opens the orifices, transforms Phlegm

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