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Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan (Rhubarb and Eupolyphaga Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Pattern:

  • Blood Stagnation and Dry Blood (Gan Xue)

Actions:

  • Invigorates Blood, Tonifies Qi, and Opens the Channels

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 3 gram pills.
  • Take a 3 gram pill, 1-3 times a day with warm water or wine.
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Notes:

  • Dry Blood (Gan Xue), one of the five consumptions (Wu Lao), involves Blood Stagnation generating heat, and over time, injury to the Blood and Yin, so they can no longer nourish and moisten the muscles and skin.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 300 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
Tu Bie Chong (Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia)
Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach) 土鳖虫
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, HT, SP
Prop: Salty, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel) 桃仁
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Pruni Persicae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Gan Qi (Lacca Sinica Exsiccata)
Gan Qi (Sap Prepared as Lacquer) 干漆
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Lacca Sinica Exsiccata
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Qi Cao (Holotrichia Diomphalia)
Qi Cao (Coleopteran Insect Larvae)
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: Unknown
Prop: Unknown
Latin: Holotrichia Diomphalia
Cat: Uncategorized Herbs
Shui Zhi (Hirudo seu Whitmania)
Shui Zhi (Leech) 水蛭
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LIV, BL
Prop: Salty, Bitter, Neutral, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Hirudo seu Whitmania
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Meng Chong (Tabanus)
Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly)
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: Liver
Prop: Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Tabanus
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 300 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 90 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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