Herb Formulas Notebook

Ru Xing Tang

(Mosla and Apricot Kernal Decoction)

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Source: Selected formulas for Warm-Heat Pathogens (c. 1900)
Author: He Lian-Chen

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Summerheat entering the nose, attacking the Wei Qi and accosting the Lungs

Key Symptoms: Distended feeling in the head, dirty complexion, fever without sweating, a burnt sensation in the body, dry mouth and teeth, incomplete and irregular bowel movements, yellow and reduced urination

Tongue: Thin dry white coating
Pulse: Rapid and floating on the right but deficient on stronger pressure

Xiang Ru 2.4g
Xing Ren 4.5g
Lian Qiao 4.5g
Dan Zhu Ye 30pc (fresh)
Si Gua Ye 9g
Xi Gua Shuang 30g
Jin Yin Hua 60g
Yi Yuan San 9g (Augment the Primal Powder, wrapped in fresh lotus leaf)

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears the Upper Jiao while facilitating and descending the Lung Qi to expel Summerheat

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