Herb Formulas Notebook

Tao Hua Tang

(Peach Blossom Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Deficiency of the Spleen Yang and fluids with accumulation of Damp-Cold due to chronic dysentery

Key Symptoms: Chronic dysenteric disorders with dark blood and pus in the stool, abdominal pain that improves with local pressure and warmth

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Slow and frail, or faint and thin

Chi Shi Zhi 30g
Gan Jiang 9g
Jing Mi 30g

In the UK Chi Shi Zhi must be substituted with He Zi + Ji Guan Hua.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Middle Jiao, dispels Cold, binds up the bowels, stops dysenteric disorders

Contraindications: Damp-Heat

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