Mu li ze xie san
muli 9 ze xie 9 fu zi 30 ting li zi 9 shang lou gen 9 hai zao 9 gua lou gen 9
After great illness has resolved, if there is water qi (edema) below the waist, then muli ze xie san governs.
For all diseases with water and swelling from the lumbus down, one should disinhibit the urine.
It warms and moves water while draining water.
Mu li, Ostrea concha Muli is salty softening of hardness in the abdomen and stomach domain. It is astringing fluids into the kidney and stomach organs.
Muli is salty and astringent and it ascends kidney water to the heart.
Ze xie, Alismatis rhizome is sweet nourishing and tonifying of the small intestine’s water separation functions.
Ze xie promotes urination and leads stagnant fluids into the tai yang bladder system. It restores normal qi transformation of the kidneys by disinhibiting urination and promoting the waterways.
Originally toxic shu qi was used but now we use fu zi.
Fu zi, Aconiti radix lateralis praeparata is pungent dispersing of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the heart and kidneys. It is pungent dispersing of the tai yang channels. It is pungent dispersing of excess water.
Fu zi warms the source yang of the body as imperial fire of the heart. Fu zi infuses the body with fire and promotes water metabolism through the descent of fire into the water reservoirs of the body to draw qi from the body.
Ting li zi, Lepidii/Descurainiae semen is pungent dispersing of dampness in the lungs and bladder. it is bitter draining of fluids in the lungs and bladder.
Very cold, pungent,and bitter. Ting li zi drains the lungs, reduces phlegm, calms wheezing, circulates water and reduces edema by promoting urination.
Shang lou gen, Phytolacca is bitter draining of excess fluids. It drives out fluids through the urine and stool.
Drives out water through the urine and stool, removes phlegm, stops coughs and resolves lumps, reduces swelling and disperses nodules.
Hai zao, Sargassum is salty softening of hardness on the surface and in the abdomen allowing yin to return. It is bitter draining of excess fluids. It softens hardness and promotes urination and reduces edema.
Tian hua fen, Trichosanthis radix or Gua lou gen is sweet, bitter and cold. It is bitter draining of congested phlegm and heat in the chest while moistening the lungs.
Tian hua fen is sweet nourishing of fluids. It is bitter draining of excess warm fluids. It nourishes and drains fluids to clear the channels. It clears congested phlegm heat in the chest while moistening the lungs. It clears without the bitter taste meaning it does not damage fluids.