Formula 7 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward
- Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation
- Yang Ming Organ Heat with Constipation or Diarrhea
- Strongly purges accumulation and clears heat from the Stomach and the Intestines
- Activates Qi
- Severe Constipation and flatulence
- Epigastric and abdominal focal distention and fullness.
- Firm abdomen with pain that is aggravated by pressure.
- Possible tidal fever, Profuse sweating from the hands and the feet, irritability, and delirious speech.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Red with prickles with a dark dry yellow or dry black coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Submerged, forceful, rapid, slippery, and excess
- Acute (simple) intestinal obstruction
- Acute Cholecystitis
- Acute appendicitis
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Roundworm in the bile duct
- Early stage dysentery
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Due to the strong nature of this formula it may cause diarrhea and vomiting
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- Decoction. Da Huang is added towards the end of cooking and Mang Xiao is dissolved in the strained decoction.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Spleen, Lungs
There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Zhi Shi (Qty: 12-15 grams)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Hou Po (Qty: 24 grams)
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
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