Herb Formulas Notebook

Yi Gan San

(Restrain the Liver Decoction)

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Source: Synopsis for Protecting Infants (1555)

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Shaoyang disharmony with Liver overcontrolling Spleen and generating Wind

Key Symptoms: Spams, feverish and bruxism, palpitations with anxiety, fever and chills, spitting of sputum and saliva, abdominal distension, reduced appetite, restless sleep
Secondary Symptoms: Seizure disorders, hysteria, night terrors, temper tantrums, irritability, impatience, aggressiveness, insomnia

Bai Zhu 3g (dry fried)
Fu Ling 3g
Dang Gui 3g
Chuan Xiong 2.4g
Gou Teng 3g
Chai Hu 1.5g
Gan Cao 1.5g

Preparation: Ground into powder and taken as a draft.

Actions: Calms the Liver and regulates the Liver Blood and Qi.

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