Herb Formulas Notebook

Shi Hu Ye Guang Wan

Dendrobium Pill for Night Vision

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Source: Experiental Formulas from the Auspicious Balmboo Hall (1326)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Visual disturbances due to Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency leading to Empty Fire and stirring of Internal Wind

Key Symptoms: Enlarged pupils, blurred vision, photophobia, excessing tearing, lightheadedness and vertigo.
Secondary Symptoms: At present it is used for various ophthalmological problems, especially cataracts and appropriate cases of hypertension.

Shi Hu 22.5g
Ren Shen 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Shu Di Huang 30g
Shan Yao 30g
Tian Men Dong 30g (dry fried)
Mai Men Dong 30g (dry fried)
Jue Ming Zi 22.5g (dry fried)
Xing Ren 22.5g (dry fried)
Wu Wei Zi 15g (dry fried)
Sha Yuan Zi 15g (dry fried)
Tu Si Zi 22.5g
Ju Hua 22.5g (white)
Gou Qi Zi 22.5g
Niu Xi 21g (wine washed)
Rou Cong Rong 15g (wine washed)
Chuan Xiong 15g
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
Zhi Ke 15g (bran fried)
Qing Xiang Zi 15g
Fang Feng 15g
Huang Lian 15g
Shui Niu Jiao 45g
Ling Yang Jiao 15g

In the UK some substitutions must be made:
Shui Niu Jiao (itself a substitute for Xi Jiao) == Xuan Shen + Huang Lian (3:1 ratio)
Ling Yang Jiao == Gou Teng + Mu Dan Pi

Preparation: Grind all the ingredients into a powder and form into 9g pills with honey. Take one pull in the morning and another in the evening with salted water.

Actions: Extinguishes Liver Wind, enriches the Yin and improves the vision

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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.