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Bái Tóu Wēng Tāng (Pulsatilla Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Pattern:

  • Heat Toxins scorching the Stomach and Intestines causing Dysentery

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern dosage of Bai Tou Weng is usually 2-3 times the listed amount.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver, Heart, Bladder, Kidneys, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):


Bai Tou Weng (Radix Pulsatillae Chinensis)
Bai Tou Weng (Chinese Anemone Root or Pulsatilla) 白头翁
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Pulsatillae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark) 黄柏
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Cortex Phellodendri
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Qin Pi (Korean Ash Branch Bark) 秦皮
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Cortex Fraxini
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

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