Shi Wei Bai Du San
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Shi Wei Bai Du San #2017

Pin Ying Name: Shi Wei Bai Du San

English Name: Bupleurum & Schizonepeta Decoction

Chinese Name: 十味敗毒散

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 3-6g

Resolves Shao Yang disorders,reduces fever, disperses Wind-Heat and resolves Phlegm and congestion.

Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo 3-6g

Disperses Wind-Cold-Dampness, releases the exterior and alleviates pain.

With Fang Feng, for numbness in the legs.

Pericarpium Pruni Pseudocerasus Ye Ying Pi 3-6g

Relieves toxicity, stops coughing, expels pus and relieves fevers.

Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-6g

Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain, expels Internal Wind and stops spasms.

With Jing Jie, for Wind-Cold or Exterior patterns in any season.

Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 3-6g

Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat, expels pus and directs the effects of other herbs to the upper body.

With Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat and Lung abscess with expectoration of pus and pain in the chest and flanks.

Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 3-6g

Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Wind and alleviates pain.

With Fang Feng and Jie Geng, for headache due Wind-Cold Invasion.

Poria Fu Ling 4-8g

Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and transforms Phlegm.

Rx. Schizonepetae Jing Jie 1-2g

Releases the exterior, expels Wind, dispels Wind and relieves muscle spasms.

With Jie Geng and Gan Cai, for acute cough associated with external disorders. With Fang Feng, for pruritic itching, Exterior Excess and Initial-stage boils.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-2g

Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, moderates spasms, alleviates pain, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 1-2g

Dispels Wind-Dampness seeping into the Lower Jiao, warms the Lungs, transforms thin mucus and warms the channels.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-3g

Used instead of Gan Jiang in some sources.

Formula Actions
  • Dispels Wind
  • Transforms Dampness
  • Regulates the Liver
  • Clears Heat
  • Resolves toxicity
  • Heat toxin flushing through the Exterior of the body
  • Initial-stage of painful and hot, toxic sores
  • Acute, pus-filled sores
  • Wind-Dampness
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hot toxic sores
  • Pimples
  • Carbuncles
  • Dermal abscess
  • Acute episodes of eczema
  • Acute episodes of hives
  • Acne
  • Cysts
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Furuncles
  • Tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
  • Hordeolum
  • Otitis externa
  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria
  • Allergic ophthalmia
  • Herpes zoster
  • Boils
  • Mastitis
  • Inflamed lymph nodes
  • Internal or External ear infections
  • Sties
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergic ophthalmia
  • Nasal Suppuration
  • Eczema
  • Pimples
  • Hives
  • Athlete's foot
  • Herpes simplex
  • Contraindicated for those whose toxic sores have already suppurated.