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Cong Chi Tang (Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders


  • Early Stage Invasion of Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat


  • Unblocks Yang Qi, encourages sweating


  • Mild chills and fever, headache, stuffy nose, with no sweating

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dosage is adjusted depending on wind-heat or wind-cold. Cook for no longer than 5-10 minutes. 15

Originally Appeared In:

  • Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One's Sleeve (Zhou Hou Bei Ji Fang)


  • Mainly a neutral formula, although it is more commonly used for Wind Cold.

    Symptoms are marked by nasal congestion and headache.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (2 Total):

Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii Fistulosi)
Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion) 葱白
Qty: 9-12 grams, 3-5 stalks with the 'Root Beard'
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Bulbus Allii Fistulosi
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean) 淡豆敕
Qty: 12-30 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

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