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Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang (Tangkuei and Six Yellow Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Pattern:

  • Night Sweats due to unrestrained Heart Yang (Fire) from Kidney Yin (Water) Deficiency

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red dry tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Avoid this formula, or modify accordingly, if there is Stomach and Spleen deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (Lan Shi Mi Cang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):


Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 3-6 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: 6-12 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark) 黄柏
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Cortex Phellodendri
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 12-24 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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