Herb Formulas Notebook

Yi Yuan San

(Augment the Primal Powder)

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Source: Fine Formulas of Wonderful Efficacy (1470)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Summerheat

Pattern: Summerheat invading the Heart and disturbing the Shen

Key Symptoms: Palpitations with anxiety, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep
Secondary Symptoms: Also treats painful urinary dribbling disorders

Tongue: Thin, yellow and greasy coat
Pulse: Soggy and rapid

Hua Shi
Zhi Gan Cao
Zhu Sha

In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted with Xiang Ru and Bai Bian Dou while Zhu Sha should be substituted with Hu Po due to toxicity.

Preparation: Six parts Hua Shi to one part Gan Cao and 2 parts Hu Po (originally 1/3 part Zhu Sha) are ground into a powder and taken in 6g doses with warm water or a decoction of Deng Xin Cao.

Actions: Clears Heat from the Heart, calms the Shen, resolves Dampness, augments the Qi

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