Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder)

Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder)

Formula 13 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Exterior Wind-Heat with heat toxins

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and clears Wind Heat
  • Relieves interior heat toxins.

Indications:

  • Fever with slight chills or no chills
  • Cough, sore throat, headache, and thirst.
  • Sores or boils.
  • No sweating or difficulty sweating.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tip tongue with a thin yellow or thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Influenza
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Endometriosis
  • Measles
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Epidemic Encephalitis B or Meningitis
  • Parotitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do use in external conditions with Wind Cold

Preparation Notes:

  • Bo He should be added 5 minutes before the end of boiling. 15

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower or Lonicera)
Quantity = 9-15 grams
Cold Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae)
Channels:
LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
Chinese:
金银花
Tone Marks:
jīn yín huā
Translation:
Gold Silver Flower
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Quantity = 9-15 grams
Cool Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, GB
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Chinese:
连翘
Tone Marks:
lián qiáo
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root
Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit)
Quantity = 9-12 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
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 3-6 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
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Neutral Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Chinese:
淡豆敕
Tone Marks:
dàn dòu chì
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)
Quantity = 6-9 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
Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Cold Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Channels:
HT, SI, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Chinese:
淡竹叶
Tone Marks:
dàn zhú yè
Translation:
Bland Bamboo Leaves
Lu Gen (Reed Rhizome)
Quantity = 15-30 grams
Cold Lu Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis
Chinese:
芦根
Tone Marks:
lú gēn
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3-6 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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