Wow, this formula name just gets longer and longer! For the final formula, Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (dà huáng) is added. There is the line from the Shang Han Lun
If the face is hot as if the person were drunk, this is stomach heat surging upward to smoke the face. In this case, add Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (dà huáng) to disinhibit.
In this case, not only are there cold fluids in the lungs, there is also a Yang Ming large intestine fullness which causes the Yang to surge upward to the face. This kind of facial color, a deep penetrating rubor, is a good indicator for the use of Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (dà huáng). When this is seen in the clinic it is good to check for other Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (dà huáng) signs such as a full, distended belly. Below, this kind of red face is contrasted with the “feather light” redness of the first formula in which Gui Zhi and Fu Ling are used for flushing up.
5. Poria, Licorice, Schisandra, Ginger, and Asarum Plus Pinellia, Armeniacae and Rhubarb Decoction (líng gān wǔ wèi jiāng xīn ban xia xing ren da huang tāng) Continue reading