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Qing Xin Li Ge Tang

(Clear the Heart and Enable the Diaphragm Decoction)

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Source: Indispensable Tools for Pattern Treatment (1602)
Author: Wan Ken-Tang

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Heat clumping in the interior flaring up towards the throat

Key Symptoms: Red swollen and painful throat with difficulty swallowing, pustules on the tonsils.
Secondary Symptoms: High fever, thirst with desire to drink cold liquids, bad breath, irritability, phlegm in the throat, constipation

Tongue: Red with yellow coating
Pulse: Rapid, flooding

Fang Feng 4.5g
Jing Jie 4.5g
Bo He 4.5g
Jie Geng 4.5g
Huang Qin 4.5g
Huang Lian 4.5g
Zhi Zi 2.5g
Lian Qiao 2.5g
Xuan Shen 2.5g
Da Huang 2.5g
Po Xiao 2.5g
Niu Bang Zi 2.5g (dry fried and ground to powder)
Gan Cao 2.5g

In the UK Po Xiao must be substituted with Yu Li Ren.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, unblocks the stool, benefits the throat

Contraindications: Long term use, pregnancy or while nursing. Caution in young children, the debilitates, elderly or those with loose stools

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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.