Huang lian e jiao tang
huang lian 12 huang qin 6 bai shao 6 ejiao 9 ji zi huang egg yolks 2
When in shao yin disease that has lasted for two or three days, there is vexation in the heart and inability to sleep, huang lian e jiao tang governs.
It treats an excess pattern and a deficiency pattern at the same time. It treats a shao yin level pattern so expect tiredness but also unrest. If the patient has a yin deficiency or an existing heat pattern, a heat transformation pattern is more likely. Yang ming heat can scorch and damage the true yin and lead to a shao yin disease.
Treats heat in the chest and stomach, causing vexation, thoracic oppression, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and borborygmus.
This formula clears damp and heat in the yang ming and san jiao while nourishing blood and yin to prevent excessive drying. To treat insomnia, clear the stomach.
Huang lian, Coptidis rhizome is bitter draining of heat in the ministerial and imperial fire. It is bitter draining of heat in the heart and san jiao. It is bitter draining of heat and dampness in the stomach domain.
Huang lian is bitter, cold and clears excessive heat affecting the heart which is causing mental unrest and vexation. It enters the heart channel to calm the heart and arrest vexation. Clears yang ming stomach heat to pacify the stomach and promote sound sleep, for when the stomach is not at peace, the heart is not calm.
Huang qin, Scutellaria radix is bitter draining and cooling of heat in the san jiao, stomach domain, lungs, liver, gall bladder, and bladder.
Cold and bitter it is the great cleaner. It clears heat and dampness, in all three burners, and in yang ming, tai yin, shao yang, and jue yin.
In clearing heat it cools blood which when hot gives way to excessive bleeding or flaring of ministerial fire.
Huang qin clears gall bladder organ heat that flares up to the upper burner. It also clears san jiao damp heat through its bitter drying taste and cold cooling nature.
Bai shao, Paeoniae radix lactiflora is sour, bitter and cool. It is sour collecting of yin fluids and blood. It is bitter descending of heat. It nourishes dryness in yang ming and the jue yin. It descends Earth and Metal and calms Wood wind.
The sour and astringing nature softens and clams liver qi and wind by replenishing its yin blood.
Ejiao, Asini corii colla is sweet tonifying and nourishing of the stomach and spleen. It directly nourishes the liver, kidney and heart blood. It is salty softening of yin and blood.
Builds yin and blood to revive the pulse and support the nutritive blood.
It strongly replenishes the water element through its animal nature and kidney-heart affinity. Ejiao also controls bleeding during movement of blood. Combined with bai shao it strongly replenishes the nutritive fluids stored in the jue yin liver blood storage.
Ejiao makes this a true Water pattern, bai shao nourishes Metal then Water. Egg yolks also nourish true Water.
The bai shao, ejiao and egg yolks nourish nutritive qi to nourish the heart blood and prevent excessive drying from the huang lian and huang qin.
Ji zi huang, egg yolk nourish Earth to create Metal to replenish Water, to replenish the kidney.