HERB FORMULAS

English: White Tiger Decoction
Also Known As: Gypsum Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao 15-120g Clears Heat, drains Fire.
With Zhi Mu, clears Heat from the Lungs and Stomach to alleviate irritability, moisten Dryness, and enrich Yin.
(Hb. Dendrobii) (Shi Hu) (15-30g) (May substitute for Shi Gao.)
Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu 5-30g Clears Heat from the Qi Stage, Lung and Stomach, nourishes Yin, moistens Dryness and generates fluids.
Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae Zhi Gan Cao 2-6g Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi and Moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Geng Mi, benefits the Stomach, protects fluids and prevents the extremely cold properties of the other herbs from injuring the Middle Jiao.
(Rx. Glycyrrhizae) (Gan Cao) (2-6g) (May substitute for Zhi Gan Cao for its ability to generate fluids and quench thirst.)
Fr. Oryzae Geng Mi 8-30g Tonifies Yang, tonifies Qi , stops restlessness, generates fluids and stops thirst.
  • Clears Qi Stage Heat
  • Drains Stomach Fire
  • Generates Fluids
  • Alleviates thirst
  • Yang Ming Jing
  • Qi-level Stomach Heat
  • Jue Yin Heat
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst with a strong desire to drink
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P:Flooding and forceful or Large and forceless or Slippery and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with fever due to Spleen and Stomach Yin Deficiency manifesting as fever, spontaneous sweat, extreme fatigue, aversion to Wind, and a Deficiency floating pulse
  • Contraindicated for those with True Cold and False Heat manifesting fever with a desire for warmth, no desire to drink, agitated movements of the limbs in an otherwise subdued patient and flooding, weak pulse.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yang Ming Fu.
  • Use caution for those with a floating, wiry and thin pulse.
  • Use caution for those with a submerged pulse.
  • Use caution for those with absence of thirst.
  • Use caution for those with absence of sweating.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For concurrent Stomach Qi Deficiency: For Wind-Cold in the exterior:
+Fr. Oryzae Geng Mi + Bul. Allii Cong Bai
+Rx. Dioscoreae Shan Yao + Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi
For red swollen eyes and an excruciating headache:
+ Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For gingivitis, headache, epistaxis, dry mouth, thirst and constipation due to Lung Heat and Stomach Fire:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Rx. and Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For wasting and thirsting disorder, or Heat severely injuring the fluids resulting in thirst, irritability, and insatiable hunger or hyperthyroidism:
For subcutaneous blotches, irritability, restlessness, disorientation, and insomnia associated with febrile disease and Heat toxin:
+ Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
+ Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For encephalitis and meningitis:
+ Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For convulsions:
+ Fr. Forsythia Lian Qiao
+ Cornu Antelopis Ling Yang Jiao
For Excess Heat consuming Body Fluids and Yin:
+ Ram. Uncariae Gou Teng + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For Summerheat with thirst:
For gingivitis and toothache:

+ Mosla Three Decoction
San Wu Xiang Ru Yin

+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For constipation, thirst and perspiration:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi
+ Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
For belching and a feeling of oppression in the epigastrium:
For alternating chills and fever:
+ Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + Caul. Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
or
For Wen Bing Qi Level Heat with Wind-Heat Invasion:

+ Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Xiao Chai Hu Tang

+ Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder
Yin Qiao San
For high fever, thirst, irritability, delirium and muscle twitching:
For thirst due to Xiao Ke with Stomach Heat:
+ Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis Gou Teng + Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For swollen, painful gums, thirst and dry stools:
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
For headache:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi
For measles or toxic lesions on the skin:
+ Rx. et Rz. Ligustici Gao Ben
+ Cimicifuga and Kudzu Decoction
Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang
For gingivitis, headache, fever and thirst due to Stomach Fire:
For a big, forceless pulse:
+ 1.5-2g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
For swelling and pain of the joints:
For convulsions:
+ Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis Gou Teng + Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ Pheretima Di Long
For Heat Bi with Heat at the Qi Level:
+ Cornu Saigae Tataricae Ling Yang Jiao + Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
For Heat Bi with Heat at the Qi Level with unremittingly high fever:
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian + Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati Hu Zhang
+ Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For red, swollen excruciatingly painful joints:
+ Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati Hu Zhang
+ Rhinoceros Horn Decoction
Xi Jiao Tang
+ Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao + Caulis Lonicerae Ren Dong Teng
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Purple Snow Special Pill
Zi Xue Dan
+ Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
For psoriasis:
+ Olibanum Ru Xiang
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
+ Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
For a high fever due to a viral infection:
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
- Sm. Oryzae Geng Mi + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati Hu Zhang
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For encephalitis B:
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
For rheumatism:
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu + Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ Olibanum Ru Xiang
For asthma due to severe Heat Accumulation with Phlegm-Heat Transforming into Fire:
+ Myrrh Mo Yao
For a high fever:
+ 9g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ 20g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen + 9g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 30g Rx. Pseudostellariae Tai Zi Shen
+ 6g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 45g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
For a high fever with delirium, coma and constipation:
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 20g Rz. Paridis Chong Lou + 20g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
or
+ 30g Rx. Pseudostellariae Tai Zi Shen
+ 9g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 30g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 15g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 45g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ 6g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye + 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For a high fever with toxic Lung Heat:
+ 20g Rz. Paridis Chong Lou
+ 20g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen + Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 30g Rx. Pseudostellariae Tai Zi Shen + Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ 30g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For a high fever with painful gum swelling:
+ 45g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen + 20g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 30g Rx. Pseudostellariae Tai Zi Shen
+ 20g Rz. Paridis Chong Lou
+ Hb. Houttuyniae Yu Xing Cao + 30g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi + 45g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For a high fever with purpura:
+ 20g Rz. Paridis Chong Lou
+ 20g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 30g Rx. Pseudostellariae Tai Zi Shen + Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For a high fever with acute chest tightness:
+ 30g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + 9g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 45g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen + 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 15g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 20g Rz. Paridis Chong Lou + 6g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
+ Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
For a high fever with Qi and Yin Deficiency:
For a high fever with severe thirst:
+ 6g Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
+ 9g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
or
+ 9g Rx. Phragmitis Lu Gen + Rx. Quinquifolii Xi Yang Shen
For thrombocytopenic purpura:
For thrombocytopenic purpura with epistaxis or gum bleeding due to Heat or Yin Deficiency:
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with Heat induced hemoptysis:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + Rx. Scrophulariae Huang Qin
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ Nodus Nelumbinis Ou Jie
For thrombocytopenic purpura with hematochezia or hematemesis:
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen + 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with hematuria:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Rz. Bletillae Bai Ji
+ Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu
+ Pollen Typhae Pu Huang + Flos Sophorae Immaturus Huai Hua Mi
+ Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
+ Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
For thrombocytopenic purpura with uterine bleeding:
For Blood Stasis after thrombocytopenic purpura hemorrhage with purpura, hematoma, splenomegaly and a purplish tongue:
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + charred Nelumbinis Receptaculum Lian Fang Tan
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + Petolius Trachycarpi Zong Lu Pi
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua + Charred Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye Tan
+ Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
For sciatica with Damp-Heat:
For sciatica with Damp-Heat:
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie + Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren + Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
For sciatica with Fluid Deficiency:
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie + Faeces Bombycis Can Sha
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
For sciatica with spasms of the muscles and vessels:
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
For residual pathogenic factors affecting the Wei Stage:
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ Fol. Mori Sang Ye + Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He + Pheretima Di Long
For External Cold:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Bul. Allii Cong Bai
+ Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi
For Exterior Dampness:
For a stronger action of clearing Heat and generating Fluids:
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
For badly injured Stomach Yin:
+ Flos Lonicerae
+ Succus Piri
Li Pi
+ Rz. Phragmitis
+ Succus Nelumbino Rhizomatis
Ou Jie
+ Hb. Dendrobii
For extreme Heat damaging the Qi:
+ Rz. Phragmitis Juice
Lu Gen
+ Rx. Ginseng
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Juice
Mai Men Dong
With disharmony of the Shao Yang:
+ Rx. Bupleuri
+ Cormus Eleocharitis Juice
Bi Qi
+ Rx. Scutellariae
For a high fever with profuse perspiration:
For Liver Wind Stirring Internally: Liver Yang Generates Wind:
+ 6 White Rx. Ginseng
or
+ Cornu Saigae Tataricae
Ling Yang Jiao
+ 6 Rx. Quinquifolii Xi Yang Shen
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng
+ 9g Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
For profuse perspiration severe thirst:
+ Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua
+ 9g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For severe Heat-Stroke:
+ 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For Heat-Stroke with significant Fluid damage:
+ 12g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 9g Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu + 9g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ 9g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen + 12g Fol, Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For Heat-Stroke with petechial hemorrhaging, disorientation, irritability, and restlessness associated with Toxic Heat:
For rheumatic fever:
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 30g Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren + 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 30g Caulis Lonicerae Ren Dong Teng + 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 9g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ 10g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For rheumatic fever with erythema annulare and subcutaneous nodules:
+ 15g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao + 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 30g Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
For rheumatic fever due to Qi Stage Heat:
+ 30g Caulis Lonicerae Ren Dong Teng
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 10g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ 15g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Rx. Aristolochiae Fangji Guang Fang Ji + 15g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao + 10g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 10g Rx. Arnebiae seu Lithospermi Zi Cao
+ Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
For rheumatic fever due to Qi Stage Heat with External signs and symptoms:
Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao + Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang + Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Cacumen Tamaricis Xi He Liu + Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
For rheumatic fever due to Qi Stage Heat with a severe sore throat:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + Rx. Aristolochiae Fangji Guang Fang Ji
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Rx. Aristolochiae Fangji Guang Fang Ji + Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
+ Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Cacumen Tamaricis Xi He Liu
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu + Hb. seu Flos Schizonepetae Jing Jie
Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang + Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ Cacumen Tamaricis Xi He Liu + Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi
+ Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis Shan Dou Gen
For rheumatic fever due to Qi Stage Heat with a high fever:
Lasiosphere/Calvatiae Ma Bo + Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ Rz. Belamcandae She Gan + Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
    + Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
   
    + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
    + Rx. Aristolochiae Fangji Guang Fang Ji
   
    + Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
   
    + Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
    + Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
    Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
    + Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
    + Cacumen Tamaricis Xi He Liu
    + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
    + Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
    + Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
   
+ Purple Snow Special Pill
Zi Xue Dan