Ling gan wu wei jia jiang xin xia xing ren da huang tang
fu ling 12 gan cao 9 wu wei zi 12 gan jiang 9 xi xin 9 ban xia 9 xing ren 6 da huang 9
If the face is hot as if drunk, and then this is stomach heat surging upwards to steam the face, so add da huang to disinhibit.
This formula is a modification of ling gan wu wei jia jiang xin xia xing ren tang with da huang.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma 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. The Metal element contains the organs lung and large intestine. By descending Metal we clear heat that causes a red head. The yang ming stomach channel runs over the face and also heat rises and in this case it cannot descend.
Da huang descends the stomach domain which is the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. Da huang descends the Metal element which is the lungs and large intestine. Da huang descends the yang ming organs which is the stomach and large intestine.
The lungs control dispersing and descending
The lungs disperse gathering qi and fluids to the skin and descend gathering qi and fluids downwards to the kidneys and bladder. This is seen as the Metal elements mandate or function.
The lungs control skin and hair
The lungs control the opening and closing of the pores.
See ling gan wu wei jia jiang xin xia xing ren tang for a full description.