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Da Huang Mu Dan Tang (Rhubarb and Moutan Decoction) 大黄牡丹湯

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Formula Type Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores
Diagnosis Early-stage intestinal abscess, a condition of excess with interior clumping of heat and blood
Action Drains heatBreak up blood stasisDisperses clumpingReduces swelling
Indication Lower abdominal distention and pain (usually on the right) that increases upon pressure with rebound tenderness, guarding of the abdominal musculatureT: thin, yellow and greasy ctP: Slippery, rapid
Remarks May also be groin pain, or lower right quadrant abdominal masses with regular, intermittent fever flowed by chills and sweating
Ingredients

Da Huang (18 g)

Mang Xiao (12 g)

Mu Dan Pi (9 g)

Tao Ren (15 g)

Dong Gua Ren (30 g)



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This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.