Herb Formulas Notebook

Xing Ren Hua Shi Tang

(Apricot Kernal and Talcum Decoction)

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Smouldering Damp-Heat or Damp-Summerheat in all three Jiao

Key Symptoms: Tidal fever, sweating, thirst, a stifling sensation in the chest, nausea, severe diarrhoea, scanty urine

Tongue: Greyish white tongue coat

Xing Ren 9g
Hua Shi 9g
Huang Qin 6g
Huang Lian 3g
Chen Pi 4.5g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Hou Po 6g
Yu Jin 6g
Tong Cao 3g

In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted with Ze Xie and Chi Fu Ling.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clear Heat and Summerheat and resolves Dampness from Upper Jiao, Middle Jiao and Lower Jiao

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