Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang 防己黃耆湯
Stephania and Astragulus Combination (dampness-draining formula)
Effects: fortifying the spleen and replenishing qi; inducing diuresis to alleviate edema .
Indications: insecurity of exterior qi; wind edema or wind-dampness; sweating with aversion to wind; heavy body; inhibited urination; pale tongue with white fur; floating pulse; susceptibility to fatigue; knee pain; nephritis, etc.
Clinical Reference: This formula is often used in treating rheumatic arthritis; hyperhydrosis; obesity; nephritis; hydrocele; puffy swelling in the lower limb; uratic arthritis; muscular pain. For chronic nephritis with edema, couple with Hoe/en & Areca Combination (Wu Pi Yin) or Hoe/en Five Herb Formula (Wu Ling San). For rheumatoid arthritis; puffy swelling in the lower limb, couple with Rehmannia Eight Formula(Ba Wei Di Huang Wan)