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Ren Shen Bai Du San (Ginseng Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Exterior Wind-Cold-Damp with underlying Qi Deficiency

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and dispels wind, cold, and damp
  • Replenishes the Qi and strengthens the Spleen

Indications:

  • High fever with severe chills
  • No sweating.
  • Aches, pains, and stiffness in the head and neck. Pain and soreness in the extremities.
  • Rough sounding cough with expectoration of white sputum.
  • Full sensation of the chest, nasal congestion, and sonorous breathing.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Normal color with white greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and soggy pulse

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Early Stage Dysentery
  • Early Stage Measles
  • Suppurative Infections

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula is drying and warming Do not use in excess or heat conditions.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) 羌活
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: BL, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root) 独活
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum) 柴胡
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, PER, TB
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Radix Bupleuri
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Zhi Ke (Fructus Citri Aurantii)
Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel) 枳壳
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cool
Latin: Fructus Citri Aurantii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root) 前胡
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Peucedani
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) 薄荷
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin: Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
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