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Bèi Xiè Fēn Qīng Yīn (Dioscorea Hypoglauca Decoction to Separate the Clear)

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  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness


  • Kidney Qi Deficiency with Cold causing Gao Lin (Turbid Painful Urination)


  • Warms the Kidney Yang, resolves Dampness, transforms turbidity, and separates the clear from the turbid.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slow, weak, possibly slippery pulse

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of milky painful urination problems due to Bladder Damp-Heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Bladder, Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Lungs, Heart

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Bei Xie (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae)
Bei Xie (Fish Poison Yam Rhizome, Tokoro) 荜解
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae)
Yi Zhi Ren (Black Cardamom, Alpinia Oxyphylla Fruit) 益知仁
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Wu Yao (Lindera Root) 乌药
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: BL, KI, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices

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