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Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang (Artemisia Annua and Soft Shelled Turtle Shell Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Pattern:

  • Smoldering heat from Yin deficiency, usually during later stage febrile diseases

Actions:

  • Nourishes Yin and clears deficient heat

Indications:

  • Low grade night time fever and night sweats that clear by morning
  • Emaciation with normal appetite.
  • Possible afternoon fever.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with scanty coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Phthisis
  • Summer Fever in Children
  • Chronic Pyelonephritis
  • Kidney Tuberculosis
  • Chronic Nephritis
  • Advanced Stages of Various Infectious Diseases

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where the heat in the Qi level
  • Do not use in cases where there has been spasms or convulsions.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Add Qing Hao during the last 10 minutes of boiling.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (5 Total):


Bie Jia (Carapax Amydae Sinensis)
Bie Jia (Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle Shell) 鳖甲
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Carapax Amydae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Qing Hao (Herba Artemisiae Apiaceae)
Qing Hao (Wormwood) 青蒿
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: KI, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Herba Artemisiae Apiaceae
Cat: Herbs that Clear and Relieve Summerheat
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) 知母
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, ST, KI
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root) 牡丹皮
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin: Cortex Radicis Moutan
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood

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