English: Chrysanthemum and Arctium Decoction
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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua 15g Disperses Wind, clears Heat and detoxifies.
With Fang Feng, for Wind-Heat irritating the Exterior with slight chills, mild fever, headache and itchy eyes.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 15g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin and generates fluids.
Halloysitum Rubrum Chi Shi Zhi 15g Contains the Blood, stops bleeding and promotes healing of wounds.
Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi 10g Disperses Wind-Heat, relieves toxicity and vents rashes.
Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi 10g Clears Heat, cools and harmonizes the Blood, activates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, drains pus and reduces swelling.
With Sheng Di Huang, for a residual Warm pathogen which has injured the Yin.
Hb. seu Flos Schizonepetae Jing Jie 9g Releases the Exterior, expels Wind, vents rashes and relieves itching.
With Sheng Di Huang, for epistaxis, hemoptysis and hematemesis.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 9g Releases the Exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Jing Jie, expels Wind and stops itching for pruritic rashes.
Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren 30g Strengthens the Spleen, clears Damp-Heat and expels pus.
Alumen Ming Fan 12g Relieves toxicity, dries Dampness, kills parasites, alleviates itching, restrains and inhibits sores, generates flesh and transforms putrefication.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
  • Disperses Wind-Heat
  • Clears Damp-Heat
  • Cools the Blood
  • Detoxifies
  • Stops itching
  • Damp-Heat
  • Red, eroded weeping lesions
  • The scales and crusts are greasy
  • The lesions often exude an unpleasant odor
  • There may be fissures on and around the lesions that affect the nasolabial folds and behind the ears
For thirst, Heat and red papules with little exudate: For severe Dampness causing erosion of the lesions:
+ 15g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 9g Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis Ku Shen
+ 10g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 15g Flos Sophorae Immaturus Huai Hua Mi + 12g Poria Fu Ling
+ 20g Talcum Hua Shi
For intense itching:
For lesions primarily affecting the head:
+ 6g Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui + 6g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 9g Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can + 12g Fr. Viticis Man Jing Zi
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ 15g Cx. Dictamni Bai Xian Pi
For greasy scales:
For dry stools:
+ 12g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
    + 15g Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha