Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Shi Shao Yao San

(Unripe Bitter Orange and Peony Powder)

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

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Stagnation in the abdomen with underlying deficiency

Key Symptoms: Abdominal pain after childbirth with irritability and fullness such that one cannot lie down
Secondary Symptoms: Pus filled abscesses

Abdomen: Painful and full

Zhi Shi 30g (charred)
Bai Shao 30g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Move the Qi, harmonises the Blood, moderates acute abdominal pain

Grind equal amounts and take 7 spoonfuls with wheat porridge.

This is Si Ni San without Chai Hu taking its focus away from Shaoyang and by taking with porridge, focuses on the Stomach and Spleen.

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