Herb Formulas Notebook


Yi Yi Fu Zi Bai Jian San

Coix, Aconite and Patrinia Powder

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing



Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Intestinal abscess with pus due to Cold-Dampness and stasis of Blood, or Damp-Heat constraint steaming the fluids causing long term Blood stasis

Key Symptoms: Distention of the abdomen with dry scaly skin, tightness and a mass-like appearance but soft on palpation

Pulse: Rapid but without fever



Ingredients
Yi Yi Ren 24-30g
Zhi Fu Zi 6-9g
Bai Jiang Cao 15-18g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted, usually with Gan Jiang and Rou Gui.
Su Bai Jiang is often dispensed instead of Bai Jiang Cao in modern practice.



Preparation: The source text advises grinding the ingredients into a powder and preparing as a draft by decocting a spoonful with 2 cups of water until half has evaporated. Administration is supposed to increase urination. At present it usually prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Expels pus, reduces abscesses, warms the Yang, disperses clumping



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