Qing Su Yi Qi Tang 清暑益氣湯
Astragulus & Atractylodes Combination (summer-heat clearing formula)
EFFECTS: clearing heat and eliminating dampness; boosting qi and engendering fluid.
INDICATION: long summer dampness-heat steaming with flame; fatigued limbs; exhaustion of essence and spirit; fullness in the chest and hasty breathing; fever with vexation; thirst and aversion to food; spontaneous sweating; heavy body; pain in the limbs; inhibited voidings of reddish urine; sloppy yellow stool with vacuous pulse.
CLINICAL REFERENCE: This formula is often used in treating summer-heat stroke; lassitude of the limbs; fever with vexation; short voidings of reddish urine; inappetence; autonomic instability caused by summer dampness-heat marked by thirst and generalized lassitude. For abdominal pain due to cold drink, couple with Magnolia & Hoe/en Combination(/fg-&j/g). For short voidings of reddish urine, couple with Hoe/en Five Herb Formula(Wu Ling San) or Bamboo Leaves & Gypsum Combination(Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang ). For lassitude due to consumptive disease, couple with Minor Bupleurum Combination(Xiao Chai Hu Tang)