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Xiang Su San (Cyperus and Perilla Leaf Powder)

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  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders


  • Invasion of Wind-Cold with internal Qi Stagnation

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, San Jiao, Liver, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf) 紫苏叶
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Perillae Folium
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi)
Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome) 香附
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LIV, SJ, SP
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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