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Ān Gōng Niú Huáng Wán (Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Pattern:

  • Severe progression of Febrile disease
  • Phlegm-Heat Obstructing the sesory orifices
  • Wind-Stroke Coma
  • Childhood Convulsions

Actions:

  • Clears heat and eliminates toxins, scatters Phlegm, opens the orifices, and calms the spirit

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red or deep red tongue
  • Stiff tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use honey to form into pills.
  • Take one 3 gram pill, 2-3 times a day with warm water.
  • Ren Shen can be added for Deficient patients, and Jin Yin Hua and Bo He can be added for Excess patients.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Liver, Stomach, Spleen, Large Intestine, Lungs, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):


Niu Huang (Calculus Bovis)
Niu Huang (Cattle or Ox Gallstone) 牛黄
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Calculus Bovis
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn) 犀角
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin: Cornu Rhinoceri
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
She Xiang (Secretio Moschi Moschifeni)
She Xiang (Deer Musk) 麝香
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Secretio Moschi Moschifeni
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit) 栀子
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Xiong Huang (Realgar)
Xiong Huang (Realgar) 雄黄
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Realgar
Cat: Substances for External Application
Bing Pian (Borneolum)
Bing Pian (Borneol) 冰片
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin: Borneolum
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Yu Jin (Tuber Curcumae)
Yu Jin (Turmeric Tuber) 郁金
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LU, LIV, GB
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Tuber Curcumae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar) 朱砂
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin: Cinnabar
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Zhen Zhu (Margarita)
Zhen Zhu (Pearl) 珍珠
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Cold
Latin: Margarita
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit

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