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Liu Yi San

(Six to One Powder)

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Source: Formulas from the Discussion Illuminating the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions (1172)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Summerheat, or Damp-Heat invading the Bladder, or Damp-Heat skin disorders

Key Symptoms: Fever, sweating, thirst, irritability, urinary difficulty, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Secondary Symptoms: Also treats a range of painful urinary dribbling disorders and papules, sores and prickly heat

Tongue: Thin, yellow and greasy coat
Pulse: Soggy and rapid

Hua Shi
Zhi Gan Cao

In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted with Chi Fu Ling and Ze Xie. Xiang Ru may also be added if Summerheat needs to be released.

Preparation: Six parts Hua Shi to one part Gan Cao are ground into a powder and taken in 9-18g doses with warm water or prepared as a decoction by placing the ingredients in a cheese cloth bag.

Actions: Clears Summerheat, resolves Dampness, augments the Qi

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