Mu Li San (Oyster Shell Decoction)

Mu Li San (Oyster Shell Decoction)

Formula 4 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Actions:

  • Stops sweating, strengthens the Wei Qi, and stabilizes the exterior

Indications:

  • Spontaneous sweating that is worse at night, shortness of breath, palpitations, easily scared, debility and lethargy

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale red tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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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:

  • Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Heart

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Mu Li (Oyster Shell)
Quantity = 15-30 grams
Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì
Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 9-15 grams
Slightly Warm Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Chinese:
黄芪
Tone Marks:
huáng qí
Ma Huang Gen (Ephedra Root)
Quantity = 3-9 grams
Neutral Ma Huang Gen (Radix Ephedrae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Ephedrae
Chinese:
麻黄根
Tone Marks:
má huáng gēn
Translation:
Hemp Yellow Root
Fu Xiao Mai (Wheat Grain (Not Yet Ripe))
Quantity = 15-30 grams
Cool Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi)
Channels:
HT
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi
Chinese:
浮小麦
Tone Marks:
fú xiăo mài
Translation:
Floating Little Wheat

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