Formula Ingredients Pattern Actions Indications
Fang Feng Tong Sheng Tang
Ledebouriella Powder that Sagely Unblocks
Fang Feng
Ma Huang
Jiu Da Huang
Mang Xiao
Excess heat in interior, either from wind-heat invasion with pre-existing interior accumulation of heat or wind-heat invasion causing heat to lodge in exterior & interior simultaneously Dispersses wind
Releases exterior
Drains heat
Unblocks bowels
Strong fever & chills, lightheadedness, dizziness, red & sore eyes, difficulty swallowing, nasal congestion with thick, sticky nasal discharge & saliva, bitter taste in mouth, focal distention with stifling sensation in chest & diaphragm, constipation, dark, rough urination
T: yellow, greasy coat
P: flooding, rapid, wiry, slippery
Jing Jie
Bo He
Zhi Zi
Hua Shi
Shi Gao
Lian Qiao
Huang Qin
Jie Geng
Chuan Xiong
Dang Gui
Bai Shao
Bai Zhu
Gan Cao
Sheng Jiang
Ge Gen Huang Lian Huang Qin Tang
Kudzu, Coptis, and Scutellaria Decoction
Ge Gen Incompletely resolved exterior with heat excess in the interior Releases exterior
Clears heat
Fever, sweating, thirst, dysenteric disorder with especially foul-smelling stools & burning sensation around anus, sensation of irritability & heat in chest & epigastrium, wheezing
T: red w/ yellow coat
P: rapid
Huang Lian
Huang Qin
Zhi Gan Cao
Shi Gao Tang
Gypsum Decoction
Shi Gao Injury from cold in which heat blazes in the interior while exterior condition still lingers Clears heat
Relieves toxicity
Releases exterior
Strong fever & chills without sweating, headache, generalized sensation of heaviness & tightness, red face & eyes, dry nasal passages, thirst, irritability & insomnia (leading to delirium if severe), possible nosebleeds, coughing up blood, skin blotches
P: rapid, slippery or flooding
Ma Huang
Dan Dou Chi
Huang Lian
Huang Qin
Huang Bai
Zhi Zi