Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin (Dioscorea Hypoglauca Decoction to Separate the Clear)

Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin (Dioscorea Hypoglauca Decoction to Separate the Clear)

Formula 17 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Pattern:

  • Kidney Qi Deficiency with Cold causing Gao Lin (Turbid Painful Urination)

Actions:

  • Warms the Kidney Yang, resolves Dampness, transforms turbidity, and separates the clear from the turbid.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slow, weak, possibly slippery pulse

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of milky painful urination problems due to Bladder Damp-Heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Bladder, Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Lungs, Heart

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bei Xie (Fish Poison Yam Rhizome, Tokoro)
Quantity = 12 grams
Neutral Bei Xie (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Chinese:
荜解
Tone Marks:
bì xiè
Alt Names:
Bi Xie
Yi Zhi Ren (Black Cardamom, Alpinia Oxyphylla Fruit)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae)
Channels:
KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Chinese:
益知仁
Tone Marks:
yì zhī rén
Translation:
Benefit Intelligence Nut
Wu Yao (Lindera Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Channels:
BL, KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Chinese:
乌药
Tone Marks:
wū yào
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 grams
Slightly Warm Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Channels:
HT, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Chinese:
石菖蒲
Tone Marks:
shí chāng pú

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