Herb Formulas Notebook

Yi Gan Er Jing Ruan Gao

(A Dry Net Cream)

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Source: Ingredients label
Author: Jiangxi Yangzhen Biology and Technology Co. Ltd.

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Heat, Dampness or Damp-Heat in the skin

Key Symptoms: Acute or chronic dermatitis, eczema, tinea manus (Hong Kong foot, fungal), body tinea (sweat stain), psoriasis, peeling, blister, bad feet, the feet itch, pruritus vulvae, hemorrhoids, mosquito bites, acne, prickly heat, itchy skin

Ku Shen
She Chuang Zi
Di Fu Zi
Bai Xian Pi
Huang Bai
Zao Jiao Ci
Bai Bu
Fu Ling
Bo He
Zi Cao
Lang Du

Some other ingredients I have not been able to translate include:
Soil park skin (no idea what this could be)
Unicorn (Gou Teng has a similar latin name, Uncaria, and would make sense as a Heat clearing herb. Devils Claw is sometimes known as the Unicorn Plant too)
Lotus (He Ye or Lian Fang would make most sense as external applications for eczema or bleeding)
Seven swords (best guess is that Tian Qi has been mis-transcribed into Pinyin as Jian Qi and translated as "swords seven")
Iron holly ("Iron", 铁, can also be translated as indisputable or unalterable so might mean essential oil of holly, from which wintergreen is extracted giving the cool numbing feeling on the skin)

and "etc." which many fear may mean unlisted medications like steroids. This formula is reproduced here so practitioners can make something similar with products they can trace.

Preparation: Commercial product made into cream using petroleum jelly and purified water. The best method if recreating is either to decoct the dried herbs or infuse the concentrated powders into water and then make into a cream with wintergreen oil and an emulsifying wax, or to blend concentrated powders and wintergreen essential oil into a base cream.

Actions: Clears Heat, dries Dampness, resolves toxicity, alleviates itching

Contraindications: Caution with Blood Dryness or Deficiency as there are only clearing, draining, dispersing and parasite killing herbs listed in the ingredients.

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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.