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Qing Wen Bai Du San (Yin) – clear Heat, detoxify, cool blood, drains Fire


Qing Wen Bai Du Yin - Yi Zhen Yi De

Shi Gao (gypsum)…60-120g

Zhi Mu (radix anemarrhenae asphodeloidis)…6-12g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…3-6g

Dan Zhu Ye (herba lophatheri gracilis)…3-6g

Xi Jiao (cornu rhinoceri)…9-12g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)…9-15g

Mu Dan Pi (cortex moutan radicis)…6-12g

Chi Shao (radix paeoniae rubrae)…6-12g

Xuan Shen (radix scrophulariae ningpiensis)…6-12g

Huang Lian (rhizoma coptidis)…6-12g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae)…3-9g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)…6-12g

Lian Qiao (fructus forsythiae suspensae)…6-12g

Jie Geng (radix platycodi grandiflori)…3-6g

Indications:  severe Fire in the Qi and Xue levels. This formula is basically a combination of Bai Hu Tang, Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang, and Huang Lian Jie Du Tang, therefore one can understand it’s usage and power. 

Powerful high fevers and excessive thirst show Qi level Heat, headache and rashes with general malaise shows Fire toxin, irritability, various bleeding, and rashes show Heat in the Xue level.  T- dark red (lips are also dark red), P- rapid and thin or floating and large (if the Fire has penetrated but still partially remains in the superficial levels of the body).  If severe the patient may show delirious speech and altering of consciousness.


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