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Dian Dao San

(Upside-Down Powder)

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Source: Complete External Therapies of Chinese Drugs
Author: Xu Xiangcai

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Acne due to Wind-Heat, Blood Heat, Toxic Heat or Blood stasis

Key Symptoms: Fen Ci (White Horns), the Chinese term for acne as a description of the raised white heads.


Ingredients
Da Huang 7.5g
Liu Huang 7.5g

Subsitutions:
Although Liu Huang (Sulphur) is not allowed for internal consumption, mineral products can be used in external formulas.



Preparation: Grind into a fine powder and either apply directly onto the area, or mix with 100ml of lime water and use as a wash 3-4 times daily.

Actions: Clears Heat, cools Blood


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