Herb Formulas Notebook


Fu Zi Xie Xin Tang

(Aconite Drain the Epigastrium Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Damp-Heat excess clumping in the Interior with Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Focal distention, vomiting and diarrhoea with sweating, aversion to cold, cold extremities

Tongue: Greasy, yellow tongue coating
Pulse: Submerged and thin



Ingredients
Zhi Fu Zi 3g
Da Huang 6g
Huang Lian 3g
Huang Qin 3g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted with Rou Gui and Gan Jiang. Other Yang tonics that stop diarrhoea and vomiting like Bu Gu Zhi, Yi Zhi Ren, Rou Dou Kou or Wu Zhu Yu might also be suitable.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Drains Fire, resolves toxicity, dries Dampness, warms Yang

Contraindications: Spleen deficiency Cold patterns


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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.