Herb Formulas Notebook

Si Yin Jian

Four Yin Decoction

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Source: Collected Treatises of Jing-Yue (1624)
Author: Zhang Jie-Bin / Jing-Yue

Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Yin deficiency consumption with blazing of Minsterial Fire parching the Yang fluids

Key Symptoms: Irritability and thirst, coughing, spitting up blood, spontaneous external bleeding, severe fever

Tongue: Red and dry
Pulse: Deep and rapid

Sheng Di Huang 6-9g
Mai Men Dong 6g
Bai Shao 6g
Bai He 6g
Sha Shen 6g
Fu Ling 4.5g
Gan Cao 3g

Preparation: Decoction. The source text advises to take apart from meals.

Actions: Nourishes the Yin, clears Heat, protects the Lungs, stops coughing

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