Herb Formulas Notebook

Ren Shen Bai Du San

(Ginseng Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences)

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Source: Craft of Medicines and Patterns for Children (1119)
Author: Qian Yi

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind-Cold-Damp invasion with deficiency of Zheng Qi

Key Symptoms: High fever accompanied by severe chills and shivering, absence of sweating, pain and stiffness in the head and neck, soreness and pain of the extremities, focal distention and fullness of the chest, nasal congestion with sonorous breathing, productive cough
Secondary Symptoms: Modern physician Yue Mei-Zhong has also expanded its usage for deep-seated sores and boils in cases with Qi deficiency.

Tongue: Greasy white coating
Pulse: Floating and soggy

Ren Shen 30g
Qiang Huo 30g
Du Huo 30g
Chuan Xiong 30g
Chai Hu 30g
Jie Geng 30g
Zhi Ke 30g (wheat fried)
Qian Hu 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Gan Cao 15g

Preparation: Ground into powder and cooked in 6g doses with a small amount of Sheng Jiang and Bo He. Can also be prepared as a decoction with dosages reduced to 6g each and 3g Gan Cao.

Actions: Releases the Exterior, dispels Wind and Dampness, augments the Qi

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