Formula 2 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward
- Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation
- Mild Yang Ming Organ Heat
- Mildly purges formed heat accumulation
- Constipation and irritability with no abdominal fullness or focal distention
- Also for epistaxis, swollen or bleeding gums, swollen throat, and petechiae due to Stomach heat.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Red tongue with a yellow tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Acute Simple Intestinal Obstruction
- Acute Cholecystitis
- Acute Appendicitis
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Do not use long term
- Use only in cases where there is constipation
- Do not use in cases where exterior pathogens have not been completely eliminated
- Use cautiously in weak patients.
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- Decoction. Add Mang Xiao to the final strained decoction of Da Huang and Gan Cao
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
- While there is no abdominal fullness or focal distention, there may be abdominal pain that is exacerbated with plapation.
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Spleen
There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Gan Cao (Qty: 6 grams)
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
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