Da huang mu dan pi tang also know as da huang mu dan tang
da huang 12 mang xiao 9 mu dan pi 3 tao ren 9 dong gua ren 12
For intestinal abscess, with swelling and glomus in the lower abdomen, which hurts upon pressure as in stranguria, but urination is balanced, and periodically there is fever, spontaneous sweating, and again aversion to cold, for if the pulse is tight and slow, the pus is not yet created, and it can be purged, for there should be blood. When the pulse is flooding and rapid, the pus is already created, and it cannot be purged, for da huang mu dan pi tang governs.
Due to static blood binding in the intestines, the patient presents with swelling and glomus of the lesser abdomen. Blockage of the channels and collateral’s cause localized tension and pain because “when there is stoppage, there is pain”.
If there is no pus forming then purging is recommended and the pulse is tight and slow. Do not purge if the pus has formed and the pulse is tight and rapid.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Da huang assists in breaking stasis and purges heat from the hollow organs and eliminates fullness.
Mang xiao, Natrii sulfas is salty softening of hardness in the stomach domain. Mang xiao is bitter draining of stool and heat in the stomach domain.
Mang xiao is salty and enters the waterways while softening hardness and accumulation by purging fullness and heat.
Mu dan pi, Moutan cortex is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is bitter draining of heat in the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire.
Mu dan pi is a blood moving herb that clears stagnation heat from the blood layer. The stagnation heat is caused by increased friction due to blood stasis. Its pungent taste provides movement; its bitter taste provides descent and draining while its cold nature cools blood vessels to stop bleeding.
Tao ren, Persicae semen is bitter draining and descending of the stomach domain. It is pungent moving and breaking of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao.
Tao ren is bitter and pungent and disperses stagnation while expelling blood downward. It is used in classic formulas to break through blood stagnation in the lower burner. Tao ren and mu dan pi are used together to move blood and break stasis in the formula gui zhi fu ling wan.
Dong gua ren, Benincasae semen is a replacement for the original sweet melon seed tian gua ren. Sweet and cool it transforms hot dampness and phlegm in all hollow organs while disinhibiting urination and dispelling pus.