Herb Formulas Notebook

Yue Shi San

Moon Stone Powder

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Source: Rhymed Prose on Medical Principles and Applications (1870)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Toxic Heat in the throat

Key Symptoms: Acute and chronic redness, pain and swelling in the throat, oral cavity or tonsils

Xuan Ming Fen 60g
Peng Sha 60g
Bo He 8g
Pu Huang 24g (dry-fried)
Huang Lian 24g
Huang Bai 24g
Bing Pian 6g

In the UK Xuan Ming Fen and Peng Sha cannot be used due to being minerals. They could be substituted with herbs like Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao, Jie Geng and Niu Bang Zi from Yin Qiao San that clear Heat and resolve toxicity in the throat.
Bing Pian may be natural and can therefore be used but is expensive and often synthetic. Unless the source is known and can be tested it should probably be substituted also with something like Shi Chang Pu and Yuan Zhi.

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and passed through a fine sieve (approx 100 mesh or 150 microns) and then grind in the Bing Pian and store in an airtight container. A small amount is blown onto the affected area 3-4 times per day, or every two hours for intensely painful situations.

Actions: Resolves toxicity, disperses swelling, generates flesh, relieves pain

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.