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Shi Gao Tang (Gypsum Decoction) 石膏湯


Formula Type Formulas that Release the Exterior
Diagnosis Exterior Cold damage with blazing interior heat
Action Clears heat, resolves toxicity, releases exterior
Indication Strong fever and chills without sweating, headache, generalized sensation of heaviness and tightness, red face and eyes, dry nasal passages, thirst, irritability, insomnia (in severe cases leads to delirium), possible nosebleeds, coughing up blood or skin blotches. P: rapid, slippery or rapid, flooding
Remarks Focuses on clearing severe interior heat

Shi Gao (untested) (30 g)

Ma Huang (untested) (9 g)

Dan Dou Chi (9 g)

Huang Lian (untested) (6 g)

Huang Qin (Organic) (6 g)

Huang Bai (6 g)

Zhi Zi (9 g)


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.