Sweet Dew Drink PATTERN DISCRIMINATION Yin vacuity with liver depression and damp heat ACTIONS Enriches yin and clears heat, diffuses the lungs and eliminates dampness INDICATIONS Chronic gastritis, diabetes mellitus, chronic hepatitis, stomatitis, apthous ulcers, gingivitis, conjunctivitis, toothache, scurvy SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF YIN VACUITY INCLUDE * A dry mouth and parched throat * Thirst, possible polydipsia * Dry, scanty tongue fur * Clamoring stomach, possible polyphagia * A possible dry cough with scanty phlegm * A fine pulse SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION INCLUDE * Irritability * Chest oppression * A bowstring pulse SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF DAMP HEAT INCLUDE * Sores in the mouth * Loose stools accompanied by peri-anal burning * Bright yellow-colored stools * Slimy tongue fur * A slippery, rapid pulse FORMULA EXPLANATION Within this formula, Sheng Di Huang, Shu Di Huang, Tian Men Dong, and Mai Men Dong all enrich yin. Sheng Di Huang, Tian Men Dong, and Mai Men Dong also clear vacuity heat. Huang Qin and Pi Pa Ye clear heat from the lungs and stomach, while Yin Chen Hao clears heat and eliminates dampness, particularly from the liver-gallbladder. Yin Chin Hao and Zhi Qiao course the liver and rectify the qi, thus resolving depression, however, without damaging yin fluids as more acrid, windy qi-rectifying medicinals might. Gan Cao harmonizes all the other ingredients in the formula as well as clears heat.
Ingredients: Sheng Di Huang (uncooked Radix Rehmanniae) 83.33 mg ; Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis) 83.33 mg ; Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi) 83.33 mg ; Shi Hu (herba Dendrobii) 83.33 mg ; Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae) 83.33 mg ; Yin Chen Hao (herba Artemisiae Scopariae) 83.33 mg ; Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 83.33 mg ; Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Aurantii) 83.33 mg ; Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 83.33 mg