Xiao Feng San (Eliminate Wind Powder from True Lineage)

Xiao Feng San (Eliminate Wind Powder from True Lineage)

Formula 1 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Exterior invasion of Wind-Heat or Wind Damp battling with interior Damp heat injuring Blood and Yin

Actions:

  • Disperses wind and eliminates damp Clears heat, cools and nourishes the blood.

Indications:

  • Weeping and itching skin rashes over a large part of the body, and possible subcutaneous bleeding

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue body with a yellow or white greasy coating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Eczema
  • Urticaria
  • Rubella
  • Allergic Dermatitis
  • Neurogenic Dermatitis
  • Drug Related Dermatitis
  • Tinea Capitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is dispersing, it should not be used in cases of severe blood or Qi deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Take on an empty stomach.
  • Can also be used topically (wait for the brew to cool).

Originally Appeared In:

  • True Lineage of External Medicine (Wai Ke Zheng Zong)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Liver, Spleen, Bladder, Stomach, Large Intestine, Heart, Small Intestine, Kidneys

There are 13 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Warm Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
荆芥
Tone Marks:
jīng jiè
Alt Names:
Jing Jie Sui
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind
Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Arctii Lappae
Chinese:
牛旁子
Tone Marks:
niú bàng zĭ
Alt Names:
Niu Bang, Niu Zi, Da Li Zi, Shu Nian Zi, E Shi
Chan Tui (Circada Moulting)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Cold Chan Tui (Periostracum Cicadae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Periostracum Cicadae
Chinese:
蝉蜕
Tone Marks:
chán tuì
Cang Zhu (Black Atractylodes Rhizone)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis
Chinese:
苍术
Tone Marks:
cāng zhú
Ku Shen (Sophora Root)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis)
Channels:
BL, HT, LIV, LI, SI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Sophorae Flavescentis
Chinese:
苦参
Tone Marks:
kŭ shēn
Translation:
Bitter Root
Chuan Mu Tong (Clematis)
Quantity = 1.5 grams
Cold Chuan Mu Tong (Caulis Clematidis Armandii)
Channels:
BL, HT, SI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Bland
Latin:
Caulis Clematidis Armandii
Chinese:
川木通
Tone Marks:
chuān mù tōng
Alt Names:
Mu Tong
Translation:
Open Ended/Pipe Wood from Sichuan
Shi Gao (Gypsum)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin:
Gypsum Fibrosum
Chinese:
石膏
Tone Marks:
shí gāo
Translation:
Stone Paste
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Channels:
LU, ST, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Chinese:
知母
Tone Marks:
zhī mŭ
Translation:
Know About Mother
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 3 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
Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds)
Quantity = 3 grams
Neutral Hei Zhi Ma (black Semen Sesame Indici)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
black Semen Sesame Indici
Chinese:
黑芝麻
Tone Marks:
hēi zhī ma
Alt Names:
Hu Ma Ren, Ju Sheng Zi, Zi Ma
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 1.5 grams
Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

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