HERB FORMULAS

English: Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Also Known As: Rhinoceros and Rehmannia Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao 1-6g Clears Heart Fire, clears Heat from the Ying Stage, cools the Blood and relieves Fire toxicity, calms Shen, stops bleeding and stops spasms.
With Sheng Di Huang, Mu Dan Pi and Chi Shao, for loss of consciousness and delirium with epistaxis, hematemesis or purpura due to Blood Heat.
(Cornu Bubali) (Shui Niu Jiao) (10-120g) (Substitutes for Xi Jiao).
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 8-30g Cools the Blood, stops bleeding, nourishes the Yin and Blood, clears Heat, generates fluids and cools Heart Fire.
With Mu Dan Pi, cools Blood, drains Heat, invigorates the Blood and disperses Stasis.
With Xi Jiao, Mu Dan Pi and Chi Shao, for toxic Heat in the Blood.
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao 3-15g Clears Heat, cools and activates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis.
Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi 2-12g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, clears Deficiency Fire, activates Blood and dispels Blood Stasis.
With Chi Shao, cools Blood, drains Heat, invigorates the Blood and disperses Stasis for purpuric rash, hematemesis and Heat injuring the Ying and Xue levels.
  • Clears Heat
  • Relieves Fire toxicity
  • Cools the Blood
  • Nourishes the Yin
  • Dispels Blood Stasis
  • Stops bleeding
  • Xue Stage Heat (Xue Fen)
  • Xue Stage Heat with random flow of Blood
  • Xue Stage Heat with Blood Stagnation
  • High fever
  • Bleeding
  • Hematemesis
  • Epistaxis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Purplish-red or black skin rashes (maculae)
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Chest pain
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Abdominal distension and fullness
  • Thirst with an inability to swallow
  • Menorrhagia
  • Mania
  • Delirium
  • Desire to rinse the mouth with water without swallowing it
  • Black tarry stools
  • Hematuria
  • T: Scarlet with prickles or Deep purplish
  • P: Thin and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with bleeding due to Yang Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with bleeding due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies.
  • Contraindicated for those with bleeding due to traumatic injury.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Rhinoceros horn belongs to an endangered species and no longer used.
For manic behavior: For hematemesis or epistaxis:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye
+ Rx. and Rz. Rhei
+ Rz. Imperatae
For severe injury to Blood and Yin:
+ Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian (Cao)
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For a bad temper due to constraint:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For severe hematochezia:
+ Rx. Scutellariae
+ Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu + Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ Flos Sophorae
For rashes:
or
+ Rx. Arnebiae/ Lithospermi Zi Cao
+ Rx. Sanguisorbae
+ Rx. Arnebiae/Lithospermi Zi Cao + Indigo Qing Dai
For Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Generating Wind:
For severe bleeding:
+ Rx. Notoginseng San Qi + Rx. Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang
For bleeding due to simultaneous reckless movement of hot Blood and the inability of Deficient Qi to control Blood:
+ Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
For high fever and impaired consciousness:
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
For psoriasis due to Blood Heat:
For women with fever and delirium at night during menstruation:
+ 10g Rx. Arnebiae/Lithospermi Zi Cao
+ Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 10g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Flos Campsis Ling Xiao Hua + 15g Charred Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua Tan
For muscle Bi:
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao + 15g Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu
+ 15g Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + 15g Gypsum Shi Gao
+ 12g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling + 15g Glauberitum Han Shui Shi
+ 15g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen + 10g Rx. Adenophorae seu Glehniae Sha Shen
+ 12g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 10g Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 10g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 10g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Recens Sheng Gan Cao + 10g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
or
For herpes zoster (shingles):
+ White Tiger Decoction
Bai Hu Tang
+ Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
For drug-induced allergic dermatitis with Excess Interior Heat:
For delirium and mania:
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao
+ Rx. Scutellariae
+ Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
or
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ Dang Gui, Gentiana and Aloe Pill
Dang Gui Long Hui Wan
For hematuria:
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
For drug-induced allergic dermatitis with Toxic Heat at the Ying and Xue Levels :
+ Hb. Cirsii
or
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei
+ More Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae
+ Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For ebola:
or
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 9g Rx Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + 9g Rx Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Lithospermi/Arnebiae Zi Cao + 9g Hb. sive Rx. Cirsii Japonici Da Ji
For purple maculae on the skin:
+ 18g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 9g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 9g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
For purple maculae on the skin with high fever:
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 18g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
For purple maculae on the skin with delirium:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 18g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 9g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 9g Hb. Violae Zi Hua Di Ding + 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Quiet the Palace Bezoar Pills
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
+ 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For a tendency to bleed:
For lupus erythematosis:
+ 12g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 12g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 9g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 9g Hb. Siva Rx. Cirsii Da Ji
+ 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
For lupus erythematosis with confusion and delirium:
+ 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 12g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 15g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For lupus erythematosis with a high fever:
+ 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 12g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 15g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 1-2g Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
or:
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + 12g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
0.3-0.6g Cornu Saigae Tataricae Powder Ling Yang Jiao + 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For drug-induced allergic dermatitis with Excess Heat:
+ 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Rx. et Rz Rhei Da Huang + 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
For drug-induced allergic dermatitis with Toxins affecting the Ying and Xue Stages:
+ 15g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying
+ 9g Purple Snow Pill
Zi Xue Dan
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ more Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
For cholecystitis or cholelithiasis:
For cholecystitis or cholelithiasis with a clouded Shen and deranged speech:
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 30g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 30g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling + 20g Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao
+ 20g Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao + 20g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua
+ 20g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua + 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 9g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 9g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian + 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + 9g Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For cholecystitis or cholelithiasis with frequent, scanty, reddish urination:
+ 9g Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ Chinese Patent Medicine
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 30g Rz. Smilacis Glabrae

Tu Fu Ling

For hematemesis:
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao + 20g Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 15g Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye + 20g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae
+ 15g Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua
+ 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
For hematemesis with severe bleeding: + 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao + 9g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 15g Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye + 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen + 9g Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ 6-9g Rx. Pseudostellariae San Qi + 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 30g Hb. Verbenae Ma Bian Cao
or: For hematemesis with severe fever:
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao - Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ 15g Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye + 15g Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae
+ 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen + 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
+ Chinese Patent Medicine
Yun Nan Bai Yao
+ 15-24g Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ 15-24g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
For hematemesis with Blood Stasis: + 12-15g Rx. Arnebiae/ Lithospermi Zi Cao
- Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao
+ 30g Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao For drug-induced dermatitis:
+ 15g Cacumen Biotae Ce Bai Ye
+ Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae
+ 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ 6-9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 9-12g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
For drug-induced dermatitis with coma and delirium: + 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For drug-induced dermatitis with thirst:
- Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Coptis Decoction to Relieve Toxicity
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 0.9g Purple Snow Pill (take twice)
Zi Xue Dan
+ 9g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For sudden expectoration of Blood, coughing and epistaxis due to Summerheat Damaging the Lung Vessels: + 12g Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu
+ 12g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For thrombocytopenic purpura:
+ Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder
Yin Qiao San
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
- Hb. Menthae Bo He + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
- Sm. Sojae Preparatum Dan Dou Chi
- Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi For thrombocytopenic purpura with profuse bleeding:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye + 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with profuse bleeding with thirst and a desire for cold drinks: + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 30g Hb. Agrimoniae Xian He Cao
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao + 15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
For thrombocytopenic purpura with vexation, agitation and constipation:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with epistaxis: + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao + 6g Rx. et Rz Rhei Da Huang
For thrombocytopenic purpura with bleeding gums:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 9g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 9g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with hemafecia:
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 30g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao + 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For thrombocytopenic purpura with hematuria:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 9g Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu + 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 9g Fr. Sophorae Huai Jiao + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
For thrombocytopenic purpura with hematemesis:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 30g Nodus Nelumbo Rhizomatis Ou Jie
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao + 15g Hb. siva Rx. Cirsii Japonici Da Ji
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen For thrombocytopenic purpura with menorrhagia:
+ 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 15g Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 5g Rz. Bletillae Bai Ji + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
For severe thrombocytopenic purpura with a red, painful, swollen throat:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 12g Pollen Typhae Pu Huang
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao For thrombocytopenic purpura with symptoms of Heat entering the Pericardium including restlessness, insomnia, deranged speech and confusion:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 15g Rx. Sophorae Subprostratae Shan Dou Gen
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 15g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
+ 15g Rz. Belamcandae She Gan
For thrombocytopenic purpura with fever: + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji + 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Plumula Nelumbinis Lian Zi Xin
+ 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao + 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For severe thrombocytopenic purpura with fatigue and weakness:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 30g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
For fever due to infection: + 15g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 12g Rx. Lithospermi/ Arnebiae Zi Cao
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Bai Shao
For eclampsia: + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 12g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
- Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao    
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi    
+ Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng    
   
+ Poria Fu Ling    
+ Per Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi    
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui    
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong    
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po