This formula has been created by Bob Flaws in response for requests for an external liniment for wind, damp, heat impediment conditions. It is based on San Miao San (Three Wonders Powder) with additional ingredients.
Clears heat and eliminates dampness, alleviates impediment and disinhibits the joints.
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula)
Luo Shi Teng (Caulis Trachelospermi)
Ren Dong Teng (Caulis Lonicerae)
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Zhang Nao (Camphora)
Bing Pian (Borneolum)
Wind, damp, cold impediment conditions
Method of use
Apply liberally to the affected area 3-5 times per day. For external use only. Do not take internally.
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) and Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei) both clear heat and eliminate dampness. Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis) and Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis) dispel wind, eliminate dampness, and disinhibit the joints. Both Ren Dong Teng (Caulis Lonicerae) and Luo Shi Teng (Caulis Trachelospermi) dispel wind, clear heat, and eliminate dampness. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) and Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae) quicken the blood and dispel stasis.
Since the blood and fluids move together, dampness causes blood stasis. In addition, quickening the blood helps to dispel dampness. Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) dispels wind and dries dampness. However, it is also a very strong and effective pain-stopper. Although its nature is warm, it is often used for hot conditions associated with dampness and pain. Zhang Nao (Camphora) and Bing Pian (Borneolum) aromatically penetrate and free the flow of blockage and obstruction, especially when associated with dampness and turbidity. They disperse swelling, clear heat by resolving depression, and stop pain.