Fang ji fu ling tang
fang ji 9 fu ling 18 huang qi 30 gui zhi 9 zhi gan cao 6
Water qi formula, skin water causing edema in the lower body, no sweating.
In skin water, with swelling of the four extremities, water qi is in the skin, and there is wavering movement of the four extremities, fang ji fu ling tang governs.
It warms yang and supports tai yin to restore Earth’s control over Water. It clears the water qi out so yang and blood can return.
Fang ji, Stephaniae radix is pungent dispersing of the lung, spleen, bladder and kidney. It is bitter draining of fluids in the lung, spleen, bladder and kidney.
Fang ji clears dampness and works together with fu ling in this regard.
Fu ling, Poria is sweet and neutral. It drains fluids but is not bitter. Fu ling is tonifying the stomach domain, spleen, kidney and bladder to move excess fluids. It moves more than it tonifies.
Fu ling tonifies the spleen and drains dampness out through the urine.
Huang qi, Astragali radix is sweet and warm tonifying and nourishing. Huang qi connects the tai yin with the tai yang. It raises clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Gui zhi, Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus is pungent sweet and warm dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It warms and tonifies the shao yin and jue yin. In doing so it warms and tonifies the whole body.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin. It calms wind in the jue yin.
Gui zhi is the main herb to restore the water metabolism of the tai yang fu organ. It warms the yang on the bladder channel and promotes the transformation of kidney qi as vapor from the stored fluids of the bladder.
Gui zhi and zhi gan cao warm and nourish shao yin heart yang.