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San Wu Bei Ji Wan (Three Substance Pill for Emergencies)

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  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Blue-purple tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep and tight pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind herbs into an even powder, taking 0.6-15 Gram doses with rice water. Honey can be used to make into pills.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Liver

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):

Ba Dou (Crotonis Fructus)
Ba Dou (Croton Seed) 巴豆
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: ST, LI, LU
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Crotonis Fructus
Cat: Harsh Expellants
Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome) 干姜
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives

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