HERB FORMULAS

English: Purple Snow Pill    
Also Known As: Purple Snow Special Pill
Rhinoceros and Antelope Horn Formula
Purple Snowy Powder
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao 6-15g Clears Fire and Heat from the Qi Level, encourages the generation of fluids, eliminates irritability and thirst and clears Excess Heat from the Lungs and Stomach .
With Xi Jiao (Shui Niu Jiao), for epidemic Damp-Heat toxin with high fever, loss of consciousness, epistaxis, and rash.
With Xi Jiao and Xuan Shen, for Heat at the Qi and Blood Stages with skin eruptions and echymosis.
Calcitum Han Shui Shi 6-15g Clears Heat and drains Fire from the Yang Ming/Qi Level, drains Fire, eliminates irritability and alleviates thirst.
With Shi Gao and Hua Shi, for Heat in the Yang-Ming/Qi level (Summerheat) with high fever, thirst and irritability.
Talcum Hua Shi 10-15g Eliminates Heat through the urine.
With Zhi Gan Cao, for Summerheat causing painful urinary dysfunction, thirst, irritability, and fever.
Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao .5-1.5g Clears Fire and Heat from the Heart and Liver channels, clears Heat from the Ying Level, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity.
With Ling Yang Jiao, clears Heat in the Heart and Liver channels and resolves spasms, convulsions and impaired consciousness.
(Cornu Bubali) (Shui Niu Jiao)   (Substitutes for Xi Jiao.)
Cornu Saigae Tataricae Ling Yang Jiao 0.5-3.6g Drains Liver Fire, Cools the Liver and extinguishes Wind.
With Shi Gao, for skin rash and delirium due to high fever.
With She Xiang, Han Shui Shi and Shi Gao, for High fever, delirium and convulsions.
Secretio Moschus She Xiang 0.3-0.8g Opens the Orifices and restores consciousness.
With Ling Yang Jiao and Shi Gao, for Blazing Heat in the Pericardium stirring up Liver Wind with spasms and convulsions.
With Ling Yang Jiao and Zhu Sha, for tremors and convulsions.
Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 5-15g Descends Fire, nourishes the Yin and eliminates irritability.
With Sheng Ma, clears Heat and relieves toxicity.
With Sheng Ma and Shui Niu Jiao, for macular rashes and purpura from Heat in the Blood.
With Xiao Shi and Mang Xiao, drains Heat and dissipates clumps.
Magnetitum Ci Shi 6-15g Anchors Liver Yang and calms the Spirit.
With Zhu Sha, sedates the Heart and calms the Spirit.
Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 5-9g Clears Heat and relieves toxicity.
With Shi Gao, clears Heat Excess and Fire toxin from the Yang Ming channel with toothache, swollen and bleeding gums or jaw, vertex headache or redness and swelling along the lower eyelid and treats rash resulting from Qi Stage/Yang Ming level Heat toxin.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 2.4-6g Clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, harmonizes and protects the Stomach.
With Huang Jin, helps relieve toxicity.
(Rx. Aristolochiae) (Qing Mu Xiang) (1.5-6g) (Promotes the movement of Qi, stops pain, resolves toxicity, cuts through turbidity and reduces swellings.(
(With Chen Xiang and Ding Xiang, promotes the movement of Qi and assists She Xiang in opening orifices (generally considered to be the incorrect herb).)
Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang 1.5-6g Promotes the movement of Qi , alleviates pain, adjusts and regulates stagnant Qi in the Intestines, strengthens the Spleen and prevents Stagnation. (This is considered the proper herb.)
Lignum Aquilariae Chen Xiang 1-3.6g Promotes movement of Qi, alleviates pain, descends Qi, regulates the Middle, dispels Cold, warms the Spleen and Stomach and stops vomiting
Flos Caryophylli Ding Xiang 0.3-2g Warms the Middle Jiao, relieves pain and descends Qi.
Cinnabaris Zhu Sha 0.9-2g Sedates the Heart, calms the Spirit, expels Phlegm, clears Heat, relieves toxicity and sedates jitteriness and convulsions while stopping tremors (not included in patent).
With Ci Shi, augments the Yin to reestablish communication between the Heart and Kidneys.
Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao 9-50g Purges accumulations, guides out Stagnation, softens hardness, moistens Dryness, clears Heat, drains Fire and reduces swelling.
Prepared Nitrum Zhi Xiao Shi 0.9-15g Promotes diuresis, relieves constipation, removes toxin and relieves swellings.
Gold Jin Bo 10-30g Sedates the Spirit.
With Zhi Gan Cao, helps relieve toxicity. (not included in patent).
  • Stops convulsions and spasms
  • Clears Heat
  • Relieves toxicity
  • Opens the Orifices
  • Calms the Spirit
  • Blazing Heat in the Pericardium Generating Wind
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Delirious speech
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle twitches
  • Spasms
  • Convulsions
  • Thirst
  • Parched lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysuria
  • Dark or red urine
  • Severe constipation
  • Vertigo
  • Childhood convulsions
  • Coma
  • Dry mouth
  • Irrationality
  • Cold limbs
  • Hysteria
  • T: Scarlet red
  • C: Dry and yellow
  • P: Forceful, wiry and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Discontinue use when consciousness returns.
  • Do not take Zhu Sha in large amounts or for a long time.
  • Side effects from overuse include: sweating, nausea, vomiting, cold extremities, a frozen effect, dyspnea, palpitations, dizziness and vertigo.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For dysenteric disorders with high fever: For septicemia with furuncles:
+ Pulsatilla Decoction
Bai Tou Weng Tang
+ Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxin
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
For acute encephalitis or meningitis with high fever, irritability, restlessness, and neck stiffness:
For acute encephalitis or meningitis with repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting:
+ White Tiger Decoction
Bai Hu Tang
+ Minor Sinking into the Chest Decoction
Xiao Xian Xiong Tang
For acute encephalitis or meningitis with delirious speech; follow up with:
For acute encephalitis or meningitis with pronounced muscle twitches and spasms of the extremities; follow up with:
+ Clear Epidemics and Overcome Toxin Decoction
Qing Wen Bai Du Yin
+ Antelope Horn and Uncaria Decoction
Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang
For measles with high fever, thirst and a dark purple rash:
For insanity:
+ Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction
Xi Jiao Di Huang Wan
+ Clear the Palace Decoction
Qing Gong Tang
For tetanic collapse:   
For nasal furuncles:
+ Three-Shell Decoction to Restore the Pulse
San Jia Fu Mai Tang
+ Clear Epidemics and Overcome Toxin Decoction
Qing Wen Bai Du Yin