Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Ye Lu Gen Tang

(Five Leaf Reed Decoction)

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Source: Writing on Damp-Heat Pathogen Diseases (1852)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Mild Damp-Heat obstructing the clear Yang in the Upper Jiao and inhibiting the Lungs descending function

Key Symptoms: Fever, sweating, slight stifling sensation in the chest and upper abdomen, hunger without a desire to eat, a bland taste, slight thirst but without any actual desire to drink, soft stools, hot urine

Tongue: Mixed yellow and white coating
Pulse: Soggy on the right and slightly rapid on the left

Huo Xiang Ye 6g
Bo He 1.8g
Dong Gua Zi 15g
Pei Lan Ye 4.5g
Pi Pa Ye 15g
Lu Gen 30g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Disseminates Upper Jiao Yang Qi and scours out Summerheat

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