Zi Xue Dan (Purple Snow Special Pill)

Zi Xue Dan (Purple Snow Special Pill)

Formula 3 of 8 in Formulas that Open the Orifices

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Crush all minerals in the formula and boil them in water 3 times. Then, cook all herbal ingredients together with the minerals 3 times to produce a syrup. Add powdered Mang Xiao and Xiao Shi (Niter, Potassium Nitrate) to the syrup, dry the syrup, and powder it. Shu Sha is filtered with water to remove impurities and then powdered. She Xiang is also powdered. All of the above powders are then sifted together to form the final powdered formula.
  • Dosage is 1.5-3 grams, 1-2 times a day with water.

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:

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

There are 15 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shi Gao (Gypsum)
Quantity = 1500 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
Han Shui Shi (Calcitum)
Quantity = 1500 grams
Cold Han Shui Shi (Calcitum)
Channels:
HT, ST, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Calcitum
Chinese:
寒水石
Tone Marks:
hán shuĭ shí
Translation:
Cold Water Stone
Hua Shi (Talcum)
Quantity = 1500 grams
Cold Hua Shi (Talcum)
Channels:
ST, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Talcum
Chinese:
滑石
Tone Marks:
huá shí
Translation:
Slippery Rock
Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn)
Quantity = 150 grams
Cold Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Photo Note:
Shui Niu Jiao (water buffalo) Shown
Channels:
HT, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Cornu Rhinoceri
Chinese:
犀角
Tone Marks:
xī jiăo
Ling Yang Jiao (Antelope Horn)
Quantity = 150 grams
Cold Ling Yang Jiao (Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici
Chinese:
羚羊角
Tone Marks:
líng yáng jiăo
She Xiang (Deer Musk)
Quantity = 37.5 grams
Warm She Xiang (Secretio Moschi Moschifeni)
Channels:
HT, SP, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Secretio Moschi Moschifeni
Chinese:
麝香
Tone Marks:
shè xiāng
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root)
Quantity = 500 grams
Cold Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis)
Channels:
KI, LU, ST
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Chinese:
玄参
Tone Marks:
xuán shēn
Alt Names:
Yuan Shen
Translation:
Dark Root
Ci Shi (Magnetite)
Quantity = 1500 grams
Cold Ci Shi (Magnetitum)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Magnetitum
Chinese:
磁石
Tone Marks:
cí shí
Translation:
Magnetic Stone
Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome)
Quantity = 500 grams
Cool Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Chinese:
升麻
Tone Marks:
shēng má
Translation:
Ascending Hemp
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 240 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
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 150 grams
Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance
Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria)
Quantity = 150 grams
Warm Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Channels:
KI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Chinese:
沉香
Tone Marks:
chén xiāng
Translation:
Sinking Fragrance
Ding Xiang (Clove Flower Bud)
Quantity = 30 grams
Warm Ding Xiang (Flos Caryophylli)
Channels:
KI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Flos Caryophylli
Chinese:
丁香
Tone Marks:
dīng xiāng
Translation:
Spike Fragrance
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Quantity = 90 grams
Cool Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Channels:
HT
Properties:
Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin:
Cinnabar
Chinese:
朱砂
Tone Marks:
zhū shā
Translation:
Vermillion Sand
Mang Xiao (Sodium Sulfate, Mirabilite, Glauber's Salt)
Quantity = 5000 grams
Cold Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Natrii Sulfas
Chinese:
芒硝
Tone Marks:
máng xiāo

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