HERB FORMULAS

English: Universal Benefit Decoction to Eliminate Toxin
Also Known As: Scute and Cimicifuga Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Wine-fried Rx. Scutellariae Jiu Chao Huang Qin 6-15g Clear Lung Heat, drains Fire, dries Dampness, detoxifies and stops bleeding.
With Jiu Chao Huang Lian, clears and drains toxic Heat from the Upper Jiao.
With Chai Hu for Heat in the Shao Yang.
Wine-fried Rz. Coptidis Jiu Chao Huang Lian 3-15g Drains Fire, relieves toxicity, drains Dampness, clears Heart and Stomach Fire and stops bleeding. It reaches the head and eyes and cools Upper Jiao Fire to treat pain of the eyes, ears, or tongue and mouth ulcers due to pathogenic Fire or Heat.
With Sheng Ma, clear s and drains Heart and Spleen Fire with swelling of the gums, toothache and ulcerations of the mouth and tongue.
With Lian Qiao and Ban Lan Gen, for acute infectious diseases.
With Chai Hu, for Heat in the Shao Yang with alternating chills and fever, and nausea.
With Ban Lan Gen, Bo He and Xuan Shen, for sore throat with lingering Exterior symptoms.
Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi 3-10g Disperses Wind-Heat, benefits the throat, clears Heat, relieves toxicity, vents rashes, moistens intestines and normalizes Lung function.
With Bo He for sores due to Wind-Heat, dry throat, cough with yellow sputum, incomplete expression of measles or pruritic rash.
With Lian Qiao, unblocks and drains Heat toxin, disperses clumps and swellings for sore, swollen throat, swellings like mumps, boils and other Heat toxin lesions and ulcerations and abscesses of the tongue and mouth.
With Lian Qiao, Bo He and Jiang Can, disperses Wind-Heat from the Upper Jiao, head and face.
With Jie Geng and Bo He, for throat inflammation and productive cough due to Wind-Heat.
With Jie Geng and Xuan Shen for pain and swelling of the throat.
With Gan Cao, for sore throat due to Wind-Heat or Heat toxin.
With Ma Bo, Ban Lan Gen, Xuan Shen, Jie Geng and Lian Qiao, clears Heat and eliminates toxins for sore throat.
Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 3-12g Clears Heat, relieves toxicity, dissipates nodules, expels external Wind-Heat.
With Ban Lan Gen for any Externally contracted Heat disorder.
With Ban Lan Gen and Niu Bang Zi for tonsillitis.
With Niu Bang Zi and Bo He, for Wei Stage Heat.
Hb. Menthae Bo He 3-6g Disperses Wind-Heat, clears the head and eyes, benefits the throat, vents rashes, relieves Stagnation of Liver Qi.
With Jie Geng and Jiang Can for painful, swollen throat.
With Chai Hu for a stifling sensation in the chest
With Niu Bang Zi for sores, dry throat, cough with yellow sputum, incomplete expression of measles or pruritic rash due to Wind-Heat.
Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can 1-6g Alleviates pain due to Wind-Heat, transforms Phlegm, dissipates nodules and stops itch.
With Jie Geng, Gan Cao and Bo He, for hoarseness and painful, red throat due to Wind-Heat.
Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 6-10g Clears Heat, cools the blood, nourishes Yin, drains Fire, relieves toxicity, softens hardness and dissipates nodules.
With Sheng Ma, Niu Bang Zi and Jie Geng for swollen, painful throat due to Wind-Heat.
With Ma Bo, clears the upper body, restores normal descent, nourishes Yin and stops pain and treats Wind-Heat obstruction leading to swelling and pain of the throat.
With Jie Geng, Ma Bo and Ban Lan Gen for throat pain, with strong fever and chills and redness, swelling and burning pain of the face.
With Niu Bang Zi and Bo He, for initial stages of Wind-Heat where there are slight signs of toxicity.
With Jie Gen and Gan Cao, for sore throat with Dryness and pain.
Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo 3-9g Clears Lung Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, improves the throat and stops bleeding.
With Xuan Shen, for Wind-Heat obstruction leading to swelling and pain of the throat.
Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen 3-12g Drains Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, cools the Blood and benefits the throat.
With Ma Bo, Jie Geng and Xuan Shen, for throat pain as part of a massive febrile disorder of the head with a strong fever and chills, with redness, swelling and burning pain of the face.
With Niu Bang Zi, Lian Qiao and Xuan Shen, for febrile disorders.
Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 3-9g Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi expels Phlegm, expels pus, benefits the throat and directs the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Gan Cao and Jiu Chao Huang Qin, for hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-6g Stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, moderates spasms, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Jie Geng, for Pain and swelling of the throat.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 3-6g Regulates Qi to prevent accumulation of toxins which reduces swelling.
(Exo. Citri Reticulatae Rubrum) (Ju Hong) (3-6g) (May substitute for Chen Pi)
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 6-9g Resolves Shao Yang disorders, disperses Wind-Heat, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi, relieves Stagnation, raises Yang Qi, directs the other herbs to the Upper body and resolves Phlegm and congestion.
With Jiu Chao Huang Qin, for Heat in the Shao Yang.
With Sheng Ma, raises the Yang, disperses Wind-Heat, directs the other ingredients to the head, and disperses Stagnation due to Fire.
With Gan Cao for Wind-Heat fever.
Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 1.5-6g Releases the exterior, vents measles, clears Heat, relieves toxicity, raises Yang, lifts Sunken Qi and guides other herbs upwards.
(Rx. Ginseng) (Ren Shen) (3-9g) (Tonifies Lung Qi, generates Body Fluids and stops thirst.) (Included in some versions.)
  • Clears Heat
  • Eliminates Fire toxin
  • Disperses Wind-Heat
  • Acute fever of the head due to Wind-Heat Toxin with Phlegm
  • Strong fever and chills
  • Redness of the head and face
  • Swelling and burning pain of the head and face
  • Throat dysfunction
  • Swelling and pain of the throat
  • Thirst
  • Red and swollen eyes
  • Difficulty opening the eyes
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Throat Dryness
  • Facial edema
  • Restlessness
  • T: Red or Dry and red
  • C: Powdery white or Yellow
  • P: Floating, rapid and forceful or Rapid and forceful
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution in patients with Yin Deficiency.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For internal Heat with constipation: For hard, stubborn localized swelling:
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ Pure Natrii Sulfas Xuan Ming Fen + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rx. and Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For concurrent orchitis and parotitis:
+ Fr. Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo
+ Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao + Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
For serious cases with redness and swelling of the face:
For more External symptoms:
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie
For more exterior symptoms and less internal Heat:
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui + Less Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Fol. Mori Sang Ye + Less Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For facial furuncles:
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo + Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + Fol. Mori Sang Ye
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For vomiting and diarrhea:
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie + Caul Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
For constipation:
For severe constipation:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
For concurrent orchitis:
+ Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ Cx. Meliae Ku Lian Pi
or
+ Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao
+ Cattle Gallstone Pill for Detoxification
Niu Huang Jie Du Pian
For severe heat and toxins:
For headache:
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua +Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
For lack of chills:
For severe chills:
- Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For parotitis and testitis:
For patients with a stubborn infection:
+ Fructus Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
+ Hb. Pteris Feng Wei Cao + Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao
+ Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
When exterior symptoms are gone and internal Heat is severe:
+ Hb. Leucas Mollissimae Hu Yao Huang
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ Caulis Euonymi Da Ding Huang - Hb. Menthae Bo He
For respiratory tract infection:
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
- Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can + Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
For tonsillitis:
or
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian - Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi + Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
- Hb Menthae Bo He + Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
- Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can
For conjunctivitis:
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma + Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 9g Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + Rx. Et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+9g Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis Shan Dou Gen + Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
For a sore swollen throat and neck, swelling in front of and behind the ear, swollen cheek, a full red face or swelling without the sore throat, severe cases leading to deafness:
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 9g Hb. Phylostachys Nigra Zhu Ye
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For gout and heel pain:
- Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
For the first 1-2 days of the above symptoms:
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo - Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Rz, Coptidis Huang Lian
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For gout and heel pain with redness and swelling of the feet:
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye - Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu - Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo
For gout and heel pain with itching of the feet:
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 5g Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For gout and heel pain with stabbing pain of the feet:
+ 10g Cx. Dictamni Bai Xian Pi - Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ 10g Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis Ku Shen - Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo
For gout and heel pain with a wound on the heel:
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Pollen Typhae Pu Huang
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 10g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For gout and heel pain with a fever:
+ 10g Rx. Notoginseng San Qi - Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
For gout and heel pain with nervousness:
- Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi - Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 20g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 10g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 10g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
For gout and heel pain with throat pain and swelling:
For gout and heel pain with coughing and expectoration of yellow Phlegm:
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi - Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng - Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For gout and heel pain with a wound on the heel:
For gout and heel pain with constipation due to blockage of the Large Intestine by Heat:
- Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
- Hb. Menthae Bo He - Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
- Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo - Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng - Fr. Lasiosphere Ma Bo
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 10g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 10g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
    + 10g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang