Herb Formulas Notebook

San Huang Shi Gao Tang

Three Yellow Gypsum Decoction

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Source: Indispensable Tools for Pattern Treatment (1602)
Author: Wang Ken-Tang

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Summerheat damage with Toxic Heat spreading throughout the San Jiao.

Key Symptoms: Severe fever

Huang Lian 6g
Huang Bai 3g
Huang Qin 4.5g
Shi Gao 9g
Zhi Zi 3g
Xuan Shen 3g
Zhi Mu 4.5g
Gan Cao 2.1g

In the UK Shi Gao must be replaced. In this instance it is probably best to increase the Xuan Shen and Zhi Mu or to include additional ingredients a formula that also clears Heat and protects Yin like Qing Ying Tang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears and drains Heat from all three Jiao.

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