Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin

Five Ingredient Drink to Eliminate Toxin

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian / Liu-Ji

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Boils and carbuncles or deep rooted lesions from Fire Toxin

Key Symptoms: Boils and carbuncles with localised erythema, swelling, heat and pain
Secondary Symptoms: Fever, chills

Tongue: Red
Pulse: Rapid

Jin Yin Hua 15-20g
Pu Gong Ying 9-15g
Zi Hua Di Ding 9-15g
Ye Ju Hua 9-15g
Tian Kui Zi 9-15g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, resolves Toxicity, Cools the Blood, reduces swelling

Contraindications: Yin-type swellings. Caution in Spleen deficiency

Ploberger (2017), in Westliche und traditionell chinesische Heilkräuter, offers the following alternative using western herbs:

Herba Fumariae(Fumitory)5g(Emperor)
Herba Violae tricolores (Wild Pansy)8g(Minister)
Radix Taraxaci(Dandelion root)7g(Minister)
Flos Chrysanthemi(Chrysanthemum blossoms)2g(Minister)
Radix Bardanae(Burdock root)2g(Minister)
Fructus Cardui mariae(Milk Thistle)6g(Assistant)

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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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.