Herb Formulas Notebook

Su Ye Huang Lian Tang

(Perilla Leaf and Coptis Decoction)

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Source: Warp and Weft of Warm Diseases (1852)
Author: Wang Shi-Xiong / Meng-Ying

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Disharmony between Liver and Stomach

Key Symptoms: Morning sickness, vomiting of acid or bitter fluids during early pregnancy
Secondary Symptoms: Fullness sensation in the chest, flank pain, frequent sighing and belching, distending sensation of the head with dizziness, irritability, thirst, a bitter taste in the mouth

Tongue: Light red with yellow coat
Pulse: Wiry, slippery

Zi Su Ye 9g
Huang Lian 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Soothes the Liver, harmonises the Stomach, descends rebellious Qi, stops vomiting

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