Huang qin jia ban xia sheng jiang tang
huang qin 9 ban xia 12 bai shao 6 sheng jiang 3 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6
When in tai yang and shao yang combination disease there is spontaneous diarrhea, give huang qin tang, if there is retching, huang qin jia ban xia sheng jiang tang governs.
Ban xia and sheng jiang have been added to the formula huang qin tang. Ban xia and sheng jiang form the formula xiao ban xia tang. Adding fu ling would make xiao ban xia jia fu ling tang.
Vomiting patients should normally be thirsty, for thirst is a sign that it is about to resolve, but now there adversely is no thirst, because there is poking rheum under the heart, and xiao ban xia tang governs.
This formula is for clearing the damp heat out of shao yang and yang ming with tonifying of tai yin.
We see the combination of huang qin and ban xia in the chai hu tang formulas to treat the damp and heat flaring in shao yang. There is a similarity between xiao chai hu tang, ban xia xie xin tang and huang qin jia ban xia sheng jiang tang.
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.
Ban xia, Pinelliae rhizoma is pungent dispersing of the liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the cold and dampness in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. It transforms tai yin damp phlegm generated from excessive and stagnant cold dampness and counteracts nausea and adverse flow.
Combined with sheng jiang it dries and transforms excessive internal dampness.
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.
It moves blood while calming the liver blood and moderating internal urgencies like abdominal pain and cramps.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
The combination of da zao and sheng jiang tonifies the spleen and harmonizes the stomach. Da zao combined with bai shao strengthens the creation of fluids through sweet and sour.
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.
Strengthens the tai yin spleen qi and prevents the excessive drying from ban xia, huang qin, and sheng jiang.