Skin Formulas Comparison

Bi Xie Sheng Shi Wan Bi Xie Sheng Shi Wan
Subdue The Dampness Teapills
Clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao, Cools the Blood, Separates Turbid from Pure, Promotes Urination Damp-heat in lower jiao presenting with skin lesions that are red, raised, itchy or weeping, particularly on the lower limbs or genitals, chronic ulcers or slow healing oozing wounds, vaginal discharge that is copious, thick white or yellow and/or malodorous, vaginal itching with redness and burning, genital or anal pain, difficult urination that is scanty or frequent, dark or cloudy, burning or painful. Tongue: swollen, red, with a greasy or dry yellow or white coat Pulse: slippery, soggy, wiry, rapid Yi yi ren, Fu ling, Bi xie, Bai xian pi, Tong cao, Huang bai, Ze xie, Mu dan pi, Zhi zi
Dan Shen Huo Xue Wan Dan Shen Huo Xue Wan
Quell the Surface Teapills
Invigorates the Blood, Regulates Qi, Clears Heat, Expels Toxic-Heat, Expels Wind Blood stagnation with heat in the Blood presenting with dry, itchy skin disorders with chronic, dull red, purple, or gray colored lesions, with seepage of blood or pus, flaking and/or scaling, hard or rough skin. Symptoms may be worse at night and are often initiated or exacerbated by stress or emotional upset. Pattern may be complicated by dampness, heat toxins or wind. Tongue: reddish purple, possibly purple or dark spots, or distended and dark sublingual veins Pulse: thready, wiry, choppy, rapid Dan shen, Sheng di huang, Qian cao, Chi shao, Hong hua, Ze lan, Bai xian pi, Dang gui, Bai ji li, Chong lou, Shan dou gen, Qing pi
Dang Gui Si Ni Wan Dang Gui Si Ni Wan
Angelica Si Ni Teapills
Warms the Channels, Dispels Cold, Nourishes Blood, Unblocks the Connecting Vessels Cold invasion of the channels causing stagnation of Blood and obstruction of the free flow of Qi in the channels accompanied by underlying Blood deficiency. Presenting with a chronic sensation of very cold hands and feet that are cold upon palpation, pain and cramping in the limbs, painful extremities, painful joints, pain in low back and legs, irregular menstruation, abdominal pain, cold sensation in the abdomen. Symptoms may be exacerbated by exposure to cold and relieved with application of heat. Tongue: pale with a white coat Pulse: thin, thready, deep, submerged Dang gui, Bai shao, Gui zhi, Zhi gan cao, Mu tong, Da zao
Dang Gui Yin Zi Wan Dang Gui Yin Zi Wan
Nourish the Surface Teapills
Nourishes Blood, Cools the Blood, Moistens Dryness, Strengthens Wei Qi, Expels Wind Chronic Blood deficiency with wind in the skin, presenting with chronic, dry, itchy, scaly or thickened skin and dull, red rash and lesions. Itching may be aggravated after menstruation, when fatigued, or in dry or windy weather. May be accompanied by lusterless skin, hair and eyes, brittle, pitted or ridged nails, pale or sallow complexion, dizziness, blurring of vision, constipation, or scanty menstruation. Tongue: pale Pulse: weak, floating Dang gui, Sheng di huang, Chuan xiong, Fang feng, Bai shao, Bai ji li, He shou wu, Huang qi, Jing jie, Gan cao
Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan
Ledebouriella Sagely Unblocks Teapills
Releases the Exterior, Disperses Wind-Heat, Clears Heat, Purges Accumulation Intense heat and fire in both the interior and exterior, due to a wind heat invasion with preexisting internal heat, or a wind heat invasion lodging simultaneously in both the interior and exterior. Presenting with high fever, severe chills, headache, dizziness, red and painful eyes, red complexion, nasal congestion, thick, sticky nasal mucus or saliva, sore throat, dry mouth, bitter taste in mouth, difficulty swallowing, fullness and stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm, vomiting, dark urine, constipation, skin eruptions, rashes and sores. Also used for obesity as a clearing formula in patients with strong constitutions and a tendency towards heat and constipation. Tongue: yellow, greasy coat Pulse: flooding, rapid, wiry, slippery Lian qiao, Fang feng, Jing jie, Mang xiao, Zhi zi, Huang qin, Dang gui, Chuan xiong, Bai zhu, Jie geng, Gan cao, Jiu chao da huang, Bo he
Huang Lian Jie Du Wan Huang Lian Jie Du Wan
Huang Lian Jie Du Teapills
Drains Fire, Expels Toxic-Heat, Clears Damp-Heat, Cools the Blood Heat toxins or damp heat in all three jiao (burners) presenting with high fever, irritability, insomnia, dry mouth and throat, sore throat, thirst for cold liquids, voracious appetite, clove sore (Ding Chuang), deep-rooted sores, rashes, dark, concentrated, strong smelling urine, constipation, dysenteric disorders, strong smelling, burning diarrhea, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, coughing, spitting or vomiting up blood, delirious speech, jaundice. Tongue: red with a yellow coat Pulse: rapid, forceful Huang lian, Zhi zi, Huang qin, Huang bai
Lian Qiao Bai Du Pian Lian Qiao Bai Du Pian
Lian Qiao Bai Du Tablets
Dispels Wind, Clears Heat, Expels Toxic-Heat, Cools the Blood Wind heat or heat toxins affecting the skin. Presenting with localized itching, redness, swelling, heat, inflammation or suppuration of the skin. May be accompanied by fever, headache, thirst, sore throat, dry throat, constipation. Tongue: red, red tip, yellow coat. Pulse: rapid Lian qiao, Jin yin hua, Da huang, Pu gong ying, Zi hua di ding, Bai xian pi, Huang qin, Chi shao, Fang feng, Zhe bei mu, Jie geng, Bai zhi, Xuan shen, Mu tong, Gan cao, Tian hua fen, Zhi zi, Chan tui
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan Long Dan Xie Gan Wan
Snake & The Dragon Teapills
Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder Channels, Clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao, Cools Liver Fire Excess heat or fire upflaring in the Liver and Gallbladder channels or damp heat accumulating in the Liver and Gallbladder channels and the lower jiao. Presenting with costal distention or pain, headache, particularly severe headaches on the sides of the head, top of the head, or behind the eyes, dizziness, red complexion, irritability, easily angered, bitter taste in the mouth, red, swollen, painful eyes, ear pain and swelling, loud tinnitus, hearing loss or sudden deafness, dark, scanty, difficult or painful urination, constipation, genital swelling, sweating, itching, or pain, foul smelling discharge from the genitals, impotence. Tongue: red, possibly red edges or red dots along the sides and tip with a greasy yellow coat Pulse: forceful, wiry, rapid Long dan cao, Chai hu, Ze xie, Sheng di huang, Dang gui, Huang qin, Zhi zi, Mu tong (san ye), Che qian zi, Gan cao
Wu Wei Xiao Du Wan Wu Wei Xiao Du Wan
Five Flavor Teapills
Clears Heat, Expels Toxic-Heat, Cools the Blood Fire toxins due to external heat accumulating in the organs or channels, presenting with boils, carbuncles, furuncles, abscesses or painful deep-rooted sores with localized redness, swelling, heat and pain. May be accompanied by fever and chills. Specifically indicated for clove sores (Ding Chuang), which are small hard sores with a deep root like a nail or a clove appearing most commonly on the face and the ends of the fingers. Tongue: red with a yellow, greasy coat Pulse: rapid, slippery, full Jin yin hua, Ye ju hua, Pu gong ying, Zi hua di ding, Zi bei tian kui
Xiao Feng Wan The Great Windkeeper Teapills
The Great Windkeeper Teapills
Dispels Wind, Drains Dampness, Clears Heat, Cools the Blood Wind heat or wind damp invasion battling with pre-existing damp heat which becomes trapped under the skin and in the blood vessels creating toxins and heat in the Blood. Presenting with acute or chronic red, itchy, swollen or weepy skin lesions over large areas of the body. May also present with dry, flaky skin rash, or with bleeding and scabbing where patient has scratched. Tongue: thick yellow or white greasy coat Pulse: rapid, slippery, forceful, floating Fang feng, Ku shen, Shi gao, Sheng di huang, Jing jie, Chan tui, Niu bang zi, Hei zhi ma, Zhi mu, Dang gui, Cang zhu, Mu tong (san ye), Gan cao
Zhen Zhu An Chuang Wan Margarite Acne Pills
Margarite Acne Pills
Clears Heat, Expels Toxic-Heat, Cools Blood, Softens Hardness, Benefits Flesh Heat toxins and damp heat in the skin. Presenting with acute or chronic acne with raised red pimples, pustules and hard nodules on the face, neck and/or upper back. Also for skin rashes due to heat-toxins in the Blood, that are red or dark red, possibly painful or blistering. Both skin conditions are worse with excessively sweet, spicy, and fried, oily or greasy foods, and may be accompanied by thirst, dark urine, constipation. Tongue: red; Pulse: rapid Di huang (sheng), Jin yin hua, Hai dai, Zhen zhu, Shui niu jiao, Niu huang
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