Herb Formulas Notebook


Qin Jiao Bie Jia San

(Large Gentian and Soft-Shelled Turtle Powder)

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Source: Precious Mirror of Health (Yuan Dynasty)
Author: Luo Tian-Yi



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Wind Consumption (Feng Lao) due to improper treatment of external disorder in a patient with Yin deficiency sending the pathogen internally.

Key Symptoms: Night sweats, emaciation, red lips and cheeks, afternoon fevers, coughing with sticky yellow or blood stained sputum, five palm heat, steaming bone disorder, exhaustion

Tongue: Red with little coating
Pulse: Faint and rapid



Ingredients
Chai Hu 30g
Zhi Bie Jia 30g
Di Gu Pi 30g
Qin Jiao 15g
Dang Gui 15g
Zhi Mu 15g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Bie Jia must be substituted with Sheng Di Huang and Qing Hao.



Preparation: Ground into a coarse powder and taken in 15g doses with five leaves of Qing Hao and one piece of Wu Mei. It may also be prepared as a decoction with a reduction in dosage.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, nourishes the Blood, clears Heat, alleviates Steaming Bone Disorder

Contraindications: Wind obstructing the Exterior or severe Yin deficiency due to the acridity of the constituents.


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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.