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Chuān Xiōng Chá Tiáo Sàn (Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Wind causing Headache

Actions:

  • Disperses Wind and relieves pain

Indications:

  • Headache in the entire head or in any part of the head together with chills and fever, aversion to cold, nasal congestion, and dizziness.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for headache due to Qi and Blood Deficiency, or for headache from Liver Yang Rising caused by Deficiency.

Preparation Notes:

  • Cooking time is 10 minutes or less.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Stomach, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):


Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) 薄荷
Qty: 24 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin: Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) 白芷
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) 羌活
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: BL, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum) 细辛
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem) 荆芥
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin: Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) 防风
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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