Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder, Free and Easy Wanderer)
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Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder, Free and Easy Wanderer)

Formula 6 of 8 in Formulas that Harmonize

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders

Pattern:

  • Liver Qi Stagnation with Blood Deficiency

Actions:

  • Spreads Liver Qi and relieves stagnation
  • Tonifies the Spleen and nourishes the blood.

Indications:

  • Irritability, depression, and moodiness
  • Fatigue, headache, and dizziness.
  • Hypochondriac fullness or pain.
  • Breast distention, irregular menstruation, and dysmenorrhea.
  • Bitter taste in the mouth, dry mouth and throat, and poor appetite.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale red tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and deficient pulse

Western Uses:

  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Leukorrhea
  • Anemia
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Breast Fibroids
  • Optic Nerve Atrophy
  • Central Retinitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

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:

  • Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Liver, Spleen, Heart, Stomach, Lungs

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Chai Hu (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians

Dang Gui (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Bai Shao (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Bai Zhu (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú

Fu Ling (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Bo He (Qty: 3 grams)

Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 3 grams (Roasted))

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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