Herb Formulas Notebook

Run Chang Wan

(Moisten the Intenstines Pill)

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Source: Shen's Book for Revering Life (1773)

Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Dessicated Intestines

Key Symptoms: Constipation with dry stools, lusterless skin, dry nails, dry mouth
Secondary Symptoms: Dizziness, forgetfulness, palpitations, shortness of breath

Tongue: Dry, thin, little coating
Pulse: Thin, rough
Abdomen: Dry skin, palpable hard stool in bowels, weak abdominal muscles

Huo Ma Ren 15g
Tao Ren 9g
Dang Gui 9g
Sheng Di Huang 30g
Zhi Ke 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Moistens the intestines, unblocks the bowels

Contraindications: Cases that require purging

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