Feng yin tang
da huang 9 gan jiang 9 long gu 9 gui zhi 6 zhi gan cao 3 mu li 3 han shui shi 12 hua shi 12 chi shi zhi 12 bai shi zhi 12 zi shi ying 12 shi gao 12
Feng yin tang eliminates heat that causes paralysis and seizures. It treats seizures due to major wind in adults, and in children treats convulsions or seizures due to fright, occurring multiple times a day, and medicine has not been able to treat, for it is a heat eliminating formula.
It clears excess heat and internal wind in acute patterns.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma Da huang is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Da huang descends yang ming and frees Metal from Fire by opening and descending the intestines and expelling pathogens.
Gan jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma, dried is warm (or hot) pungent and astringent. Gan jiang is the main herb to warm the tai yin level and treat excessive dampness by introducing yang ming dryness in tai yin dampness.
Gan jiang is a warm stagnant heat that anchors the yang inwards. It also prevents excessive cooling.
Long gu, Mastodi fossilium ossis is sweet and astringent and cool. Long gu is sweet tonifiyng and nourishing of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Long gu is astringent collecting of fluids into the liver, kidneys and heart.
Long gu calms the mind and descends heart fire by reconnecting the heart shen and kidneys, it astringes kidney fluids. It descends rebellious yang and calms Wood wind.
Mu li, Ostrea concha is salty softening of hardness in the abdomen and stomach domain. It is astringing fluids into the kidney and stomach organs.
Muli calms jue yin liver wind, and settles rebellious yang. Together long gu and muli restore the heart and kidney connection by descending heart fire to the kidneys while ascending kidney water to the heart.
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 and gan cao tonify heart yang so yang can once again descend for only weak yang floats.
Han shui shi, Glauberitum is pungent and cold dispersing of heat. It clears heat and drains fire from the yang ming and qi level. It directs fire downward and assists in pacifying jue yin liver wind.
Han shui shi clears heat and drains fire from the yang ming/qi level and directs fire downward and assists in calming jue yin liver wind. Han shui shi is working with shi gao in this regard.
Hua shi, Talcum is sweet and cold. It clears heat from fluids. It treats hot and dark turbid urination. Hua shi sinks into the lower burner and opens the downward passage of fluids. It heavily pressures the pathogenic fluids downward to be expelled through urination. It makes the water pathways slippery to promote the elimination of the turbid and sticky dampness from the bladder.
Chi shi zhi, Halloysitum rubrum is sweet tonifying and nourishing of the stomach domian, spleen, liver, and heart. It is sour and astringing collecting of fluids into the stomach domain, spleen, liver, and heart.
Bai shi zhi, Kaolinitum is sweet nourishing to calm wind and stops bleeding.
Zi shi ying, Fluoritum is sweet tonifying and nourishing of liver and heart blood. It warms yang qi and calms internal wind due to deficiency.
Shi gao, Gypsum is pungent dispersing of heat in the stomach domain and lung. It is sweet nourishing of the stomach, spleen, and lung. It is pungent cold dispersing of the yang channels: tai yang, yang ming, shao yang. It saves yin and blood by clearing heat.