Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Zi Luo Bo Gao

(Gardenia and Chinese Radish Ointment)

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Source: Categorised Essentials of Repairing the Body (1548)
Author: Xue Ji

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Heat toxins due to internal Blood Stasis with no way out.

Key Symptoms: Swelling and pain from trauma that will not disperse.
Secondary Symptoms: The source text describes a case where this is used, along with Dang Gui Gao, to replace lancet needling on a patient who would not consent to the procedure.

Zhi Zi
Luo Bo

Preparation: Mix the powdered Zhi Zi with the juice of Luo Bo

Actions: Cools the Blood and resolves toxicity

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