Zhu pi da wan

Zhu pi da wan

zhi gan cao 21 zhu ru 6 shi gao 6 bai wei 3 gui zhi 3

For woman with deficiency during lactation, with vexing confusion and retching counter flow, calm the center and benefit, zhu pi da wan governs.

A high dose of zhi gan cao to moisten and cool heat. It tonifies qi and yin to regenerate fluids of the center while protecting the middle.

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.

Zhu ru, Bambusae caulis in taeniam is cool and sweet, it cools heat and dissolves phlegm and descends yang ming stomach qi. It clears non material stomach fire. It clears heat and phlegm without drying fluids. Drying fluids would make it worse since the lack of fluids caused the heat to build up.

It clears yang ming phlegm heat possibly affecting the heart and calms vexation.

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.

Shi gao clears yang ming channel heat which in Fire school terms is the qi layer. In zang fu terms is lung and stomach channels but also the fu organs.

Bai wei, Cynanchi atrati radix is bitter draining and cooling of excess fluids of the kidney and bladder. It is salty descending of heat and fluids of the kidneys and bladder. It is bitter and cooling of heat in the liver blood and  the ministerial fire in the san jiao.

Bai wei is cool, bitter and salty. It cools the blood and nourishes yin while promoting urination.

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.