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Xie Bai San (Drain the White Powder) 瀉白散 (泻白散)


Formula Type Formulas that Clear Heat
Diagnosis Lurking fire due to constrained heat in the Lungs
Action Drains heat from the Lungs and calm wheezing
Indication Coughing, wheezing, fever, skin that feels hot to the touch (all of which worsen in the late afternoon), dry mouth, little or difficult to expectorate sputum, red tongue w/yellow coating and thin, rapid pulse
Remarks Commonly used to treat children.

Sang Bai Pi (Mi Zhi) (10 g)

Di Gu Pi (10 g)

Gan Cao (Zhi) (untested) (1 g)


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