Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Xian He Cao Herba Agrimoniae
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Zhi Zi (Shan) Fructus Gardeniae
Chun Gen Pi Cortex Ailanthi
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae recens
Di Yu Radix Sanguisorbae
Ce Bai Ye Cacumen Biotae
Qian Cao Gen Radix Rubiae
Pu Huang Pollen Typhae
Huang Bai Cortex Phellodendri
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Huang Jing Rhizoma polygonati sibirici
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Long Dan Cao Radix Gentianae scabrae
Xu Duan Radix Dipsaci
Tongue: Red with red points on the sides, yellow coating.
Pulse: Overflowing, rapid.
Qing Re Zhi Beng Tang
Differences from Classical Antecedent
Stronger action in addressing bleeding (without causing stasis).
This formula is specific for Blood Heat. The Liver stores Blood and Liver-Fire is often the cause of Blood Heat. Heat makes the Blood reckless and pushes it out of the vessels. Heavy menstrual bleeding is called Beng Lou in Chinese; Beng indicating sudden bleeding with a flood at the beginning of the period, and Lou indicating a trickling that goes on for a long time after the proper period time. Thus, Beng Lou could be translated as Flooding and Trickling. A discussion on this topic was first advanced in the book Discussion of Blood Syndromes by Dr Tang Zong Hai (1884) and were outlined earlier in the chapter on pathology (see p 47). They can be divided into four:
- Harmonize Blood, which is composed of:
- Stop bleeding
- Eliminate stasis
- Calm Blood
- Nourish Blood
- Address the Root
- Address Qi
Thus, we can analyze this formula in the light of the principles highlighted above:
- Harmonize Blood:
- Stop bleeding: Xian He Cao, Ce Bai Ye, Di Yu, Chun Gen Bai Pi, Qian Cao Gen and Pu Huang.
- Eliminate stasis: Qian Cao Gen, Pu Huang, Di Yu
- Calm Blood: Bai Shao, Sheng Di Huang
- Nourish Blood: Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang, Huang Jing
- Address the Root: Shan Zhi Zi, Huang Qin, Long Dan Cao and Huang Bai to clear Heat, and Sheng Di Huang and Mu Dan Pi to cool Blood
- Astringe: Bai Shao, Chun Gen Bai Pi
- Address Qi: Xu Duan
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