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Xiao Yao San – tai ping hui min he ji ju fang (powder dosages)
Chai Hu (radix burpleuri)…30g [soothe Liver Qi]
Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)…30g [nourish Blood,
aromatically affects the Qi of the Blood]
Bai Shao (radix paeoniae lactiflorae)…30g [nourish
Bai Zhu (rhizome atractylodis macrocephalae)…30g
Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…30g [strengthen Spleen]
Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae
[harmonizes mid Jiao]
6-9g doses in a draft made from 6g roasted ginger (wei
jiang) and 3g of peppermint (bo
he). The ginger helps stop the Stomach
Qi from rebelling, and the Bo He helps Chai Hu to
soothe the Liver Qi.
Indications: Liver Qi stagnation with Blood
deficiency causing hypochondriac pain, headache, vertigo, PMS, painful
breasts, bitter taste in mouth, dry mouth and throat, T- pale purple, P- wiry
thin. When the Liver is stagnated, it
overacts on the Spleen causing a deficiency which in turn worsens the Blood
deficiency. This shows as poor
appetite, fatigue, bloating.
used for gynecological disorders showing stagnation, Blood deficiency, and
strengthen the Blood nourishing action of this formula, substitute Sheng Di Huang (15g) for Bai Zhu (Hei Xiao Yao San).
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