The design of Golden Pearls represents a combination of the classical 2nd century remedy Guizhi Jia Gegen Tang (Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Kudzu), from Zhang Zhongjing’s herbal primer Treatise on Disorders Caused by Cold (Shanghan lun), and the effective anti-abscess formula Weijing Tang (Reed Decoction) from Sun Simiao’s 7th century encyclopedia, Essential Formulas for Emergencies Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold (Qianjin yaofang). It is designed to treat acute situations of pus development in confined spaces (sinuses, teeth, etc.) in constitutionally yang deficient individuals. This kind of person tends to be yang deficient and suffer from frequent infections, yet does not respond well to “antibiotic” cooling treatments. Guizhi Jia Gegen Tang can address the underlying microcirculation issues in yang deficient constitutions, while Weijing Tang and other added herbs gently address the acute heat phlegm situation.

Therapeutic Principles

  • Release taiyang/yangming and gently clear heat phlegm
  • For weak and generally allergic constitutional types with external invasions in the respiratory tract involving colored phlegm

Formula Architecture

葛根 Gegen Pueraria

Guizhi Jia Gegen Tang, Huangdan Tang

桂枝(尖) Guizhi Cinnamon twig
赤芍 Chishao Red Peony
白芍 Baishao Peony, white; dry fried
炮姜 (砂燙) Paojiang Ginger; sand roasted
甘草 Gancao Licorice
(南) 五味子 Wuweizi Schisandra
黃芩 (酒制) Huangqin Scutellaria; wine cured
蘆根 Lugen Phragmites

Weijing Tang

冬瓜子 Dongguazi Benincasa seed
薏苡仁 (清炒) Yiyiren Coix; dry fried
桃仁 Taoren Persica seed
桔梗 Jiegeng Platycodon

Open stubborn congestion in the nose and chest

絲瓜絡 Sigualuo Luffa fiber

Golden Pearls