English: Iron Filings Drink
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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Frusta Ferri Sheng Tie Luo 15-60g Calms the Liver and sedates the Spirit.
With Zhu Sha, Zhe Bei Mu, Shi Chang Pu and Gou Teng, for manic behavior due to Phlegm-Fire agitating the Heart.
Arisaema cum Bile Dan Nan Xing 3-10g Clears Heat, dissolves Phlegm, calms Wind and stops convulsions.
Rz. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu 9-12g Clears Heat and transforms Phlegm.
With Lian Qiao, clears Heat toxin, transforms turbid Phlegm and opens Stagnation to treat thick yellow sputum, scrofula and goiter from Phlegm-Fire.
Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 4.5-12g Clears Heat, cools the Blood. nourishes Yin, drains Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Mai Men Dong and Lian Qiao, for a sore, swollen throat from toxicity and Heat.
Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong 9-12g Nourishes Kidney Yin, clears Lung Heat, sedates Fire, moistens the Lungs, nourishes the Kidneys, generates fluids and resolves Phlegm.
With Mai Men Dong, for symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and injured fluids.
Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong 9-12g Moistens the Lungs, nourishes Stomach Yin, generates Fluids, moistens the Intestines, clears the Heart and eliminates irritability.
Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 3-12g Clears Heat, especially in the Upper Jiao,relieves toxicity and clears Blood Heat.
Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng 4.5-9g Extinguishes Wind, alleviates spasms, drains Liver Heat and pacifies Liver Yang.
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen 4.5-9g Invigorates and nourishes the Blood,
ispels Blood Stasis, clears Heat, soothes irritability and calms the Spirit.
Poria Fu Ling 3-9g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.
With Shi Chang Pu and Yuan Zhi, for insomnia and palpitations due to Phlegm Obstructing the Heart.
Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen 3-12g Quiets the Heart, calms the Spirit and soothes the nerves.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 3-12g Regulates and descends Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu 3-12gg

Opens the Orifices, vaporizes Phlegm, removes filth, calms the Spirit and disperses Wind.
With Yuan Zhi and Fu Ling, for forgetfulness, tinnitus and impaired hearing.
With Sheng Tie Luo and Yuan Zhi, for mania from Phlegm-Fire Agitating the Heart.
With Fu Shen, for forgetfulness and dulled senses.
for With Yuan Zhi, Sheng Tie Luo, Dan Nan Xing and Fu Shen, for manic behavior with a greasy tongue coat and a slippery pulse.

Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi 3-13gg Calms the Spirit, sedates the Heart, clears the channel joining the Heart and Kidney, Expels Phlegm and opens the Orifices.
With Fu Shen and Zhu Sha, for insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, nocturnal emissions and spermatorrhea.
Cinnabaris* Zhu Sha 0.9-3g Sedates the Heart, calms the Spirit, expels Phlegm and sedates jitteriness and convulsions while stopping tremors.
  • Sedates the Heart
  • Eliminates Phlegm
  • Clears Fire
  • Calms the Shen
  • Phlegm-Fire Agitating the Heart
  • Restless agitation
  • A bad temper
  • A severe, throbbing headache
  • Insomnia
  • Extreme emotional instability
  • Manic behavior
  • Aggressiveness
  • Shouting
  • Yelling at people for no apparent reason
  • Reddish eyes
  • T: Scarlet
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
  • * Cinnabaris Zhu Sha is toxic and is no longer used.
For thirst with a desire to drink and a parched mouth: For pronounced insomnia and irritability:
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu
For red eyes and a thick, yellow tongue coat: + Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ Cornu Saigae Tataricae Ling Yang Jiao For abdominal distention and fullness, constipation, and a dry, yellow tongue coat:
For immediate effect in bi-polar disorder:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei (remove once the patient calms down) Da Huang
Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction
Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang
For schizophrenia:
- Ram cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng    
- Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen    
- Poria Fu Ling    
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi    
+ Exocarpium Citri Rubrum Ju Hong