Akebia Moist Heat
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Akebia Moist Heat Formula™
Ba Zheng San
Urinary Tract Infections
Vaginitis - Damp heat
Prostatis, Acute - Damp heat
Kidney infection - Damp heat
Internal and toxic heat - urinary tract infections
Internal damp heat / Heart yin deficiency - urinary
1. Treat urinary tract infections or inflammations accompanied by frequent and
2. Relieve factors related to bladder stones, kidney infection, painful or
difficult urination, pelvic inflammatory disease, and prostatitis, cystitis,
Chinese Therapeutic Effects
Clear fire and toxins in the lower burner
Drain dampness (diuretic)
Internal: 3 tablets TID
For acute conditions, 3 tablets every 4 hours
90 tablets, 750 mg, 10 day supply
Akebia Moist Heat is a short term formula. Weak patients may need a tonic along
with the formula.
Akebia trifoliata caulis mu tong
Pyrrosia leaf shi wei
Plantago seed che qian zi
Dianthus herb qu mai
Polygonum herb bian xu
Lygodium spore hai jin sha
Achyranthes root niu xi
Gardenia fruit zhi zi
Magnesium salts hua shi
Soft Rush pith deng xin cao
Licorice root gan cao
Vladimiria Souliei root mu xiang
Rhubarb (wine steamed) rhizome zhi da huang
Akebia (mu tong) promotes urination and drains heat; it has a diuretic effect in
laboratory experiments. It is traditionally used with plantago seed (che qian zi)
for edema and painful urination. Pyrrosia (shi wei) clears damp heat and stops
bleeding. Dianthus (qu mai), unblocks painful urination, and is traditionally
used for bloody urination. Lygodium spore (hai jin shu) is traditionally used
for stones in the urine. Gardenia (zhi zi) is one of the premier heat clearing
herbs in the Materia Medica; it also treats irritability, restlessness, and
insomnia. Soft rush pith (deng xin cao) promotes urination and removes dampness.
Talcum (hua shi) promotes urination and drains heat from the bladder, and is
traditionally used for burning, painful, dark, or scanty urination. Licorice
root (gan cao) is included for its harmonizing and detoxification actions.
Vladimiria souliei (mu xiang) was added by ancient herbalist Zhu Dan Xi, to
strengthen the transforming function of the bladder meridian. Wine steamed
rhubarb (zhi da huang), removes heat through the stool; wine steaming improves
its blood circulating properties.
Clinical Notes What is This?
1. Practitioners report this formula to be very effective in treating urinary
tract infections. Formula should be continued at a reduced dosage for 1 to 2
weeks after symptoms are alleviated.
2. May be useful for lung inflammations, or inflammations associated with
Additional Formulas What is This?
• See also Unlocking
• Isatis Cooling Formula for urinary tract inflammations and leukorrhea
• Use Clearing as a long term follow up to Akebia Moist Heat for individuals who
have chronic UTI or vaginitis
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