Herb Formulas Notebook


San Huang Shi Gao Tang

(Three Yellow Gypsum Decoction)

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Source: Indispensable Tools for Pattern Treatment (1602)



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Summerheat damage with Toxic Heat spreading throughout the San Jiao.

Key Symptoms: Severe fever



Ingredients
Huang Lian 6g
Huang Bai 3g
Huang Qin 4.5g
Shi Gao 9g
Zhi Zi 3g
Xuan Shen 3g
Zhi Mu 4.5g
Gan Cao 2.1g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Shi Gao must be replaced. In this instance it is probably best to increase the Xuan Shen and Zhi Mu or to include additional ingredients a formula that also clears Heat and protects Yin like Qing Ying Tang.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears and drains Heat from all three Jiao.


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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.