Herb Formulas Notebook

Suo Quan Wan

(Restrict the Fountain Pill)

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Source: Formulas Kept by the Wei Family (1227)

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficient and Cold causing increased urination

Key Symptoms: Frequent, clear and prolonged or enuresis to the point of incontinence

Tongue: Pale with a white coating
Pulse: Submerged and frail

Yi Zhi Ren 9-12g (salt fried)
Wu Yao 9-12g
Shan Yao 9-15g (dry fried)

Preparation: Combine equal amounts of the first two herbs with a paste made from the third and form into pills. Take 6g twice a day, originally with salted wine or rice water, today usually with boiled water. May also be prepared as a decoction with the dosages given.

Actions: Warms the Kidneys, dispels Cold, shuts of urinary frequency, stops leakage

Contraindications: Spicy and other stimulating foods should not be eaten while taking this formula.

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