HERB FORMULAS

English: Maidservant from Yue Decoction
Also Known As: Decoction for Edema
Ma Huang and Gypsum Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6-18g Induces sweating, releases the exterior, disseminates and facilitates Lung Qi, calms wheezing, stops coughing, promotes urination, reduces edema and warms and disperses Cold pathogens.
With Shi Gao for Wind-edema.
Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao 8-48g Clears Excess Heat from the Lungs.
With Sheng Jiang, decreases muscular swelling.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-9g Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the Lungs and stops cough.
with Da Zao for External Wind-Cold.
Rz. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-6g Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
Fr. Zizyphi Jujube Da Zao 3-5g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Induces sweating
  • Releases the Exterior
  • Disseminates the Lung Qi
  • Promotes urination
  • Eliminates water accumulation
  • Eliminates Heat
  • Wind edema
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Generalized edema that begins in the face
  • Slight fever or no fever
  • Slight but continuous sweating or no sweating
  • Absence of thirst or
  • Thirst
  • Decreased urination
  • Asthma
  • Dysuria
  • Coughing
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Floating or Floating and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
With a weak Spleen: For decreased urination:
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
For cough and asthma: For a sore throat:
+ Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren + Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ Rx. Peucedani Qian Hu
+ Flos Lonicerae
For dysuria:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Poria
For whole body edema:
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae
+ Hb. Artemisiae Yin Chen
For irritability, thirst and Dryness:
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae
For cough and Qi Rebellion:
+ Cx. Phellodendri
+ Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
For nephrotic syndrome:
For acute nephritis:
+ Five-Peel Powder
Wu Pi San
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao
For acute nephritis with a marked sore throat:
+ 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
+ 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao
For acute nephritis with a cough and dyspnea:
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye - Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 12g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 12g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen + 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao
For acute nephritis with a headache:
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + 10g Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi
+ 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua + 10g Sm. Lepidii/ Descuraniae Ting Li Zi
+ 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
For acute nephritis with hematuria:
+ 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 10g Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua - Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ 10g Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi + 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao
For acute nephritis with severe edema:
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + 30g Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji
+ 20g Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua    
+ 20g Hb. Leonuri Wu Yao    
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen    
+ 10g Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye    
+ 12g Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi