Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhu Ye Tang

(Bamboo Leaf Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Damage to fluids from inappropriate sweating causing counterflow in the Chong Mai with Heat rising upwards

Key Symptoms: Pulsing on the right side of the abdomen, nosebleeds, thirst, irritability, vomiting after drinking

Abdomen: Pulsing on the right side

Dan Zhu Ye 9g
Ge Gen 9g
Fang Feng 3g
Jie Geng 3g
Gui Zhi 3g
Ren Shen 3g
Gan Cao 3g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat and relieves irritability, nourishes fluids

Extraordinary Vessel attributions come from Li Shi-Zhen's (1577-8) Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi Jing Ba Mai Kao), trans. Chace & Shima (2009).

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