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Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Exterior Wind-Heat with heat toxins

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and clears Wind Heat
  • Relieves interior heat toxins.

Indications:

  • Fever with slight chills or no chills
  • Cough, sore throat, headache, and thirst.
  • Sores or boils.
  • No sweating or difficulty sweating.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tip tongue with a thin yellow or thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Influenza
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Endometriosis
  • Measles
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Epidemic Encephalitis B or Meningitis
  • Parotitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do use in external conditions with Wind Cold

Preparation Notes:

  • Bo He should be added 5 minutes before the end of boiling. 15

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Gall Bladder, Liver, Small Intestine, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):


Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae)
Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower or Lonicera) 金银花
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: LI, LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae)
Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit) 牛旁子
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Arctii Lappae
Cat: Cool, 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
Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean) 淡豆敕
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem) 荆芥
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin: Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves) 淡竹叶
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, SI, ST
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin: Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Lu Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis)
Lu Gen (Reed Rhizome) 芦根
Qty: 15-30 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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