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Dang Gui Si Ni Tang (Tangkuei Decoction for Frigid Extremities)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin pulse
  • Minute pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern formulations often reduce Da Zao to 4-5 pieces.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Bladder, Kidneys, Stomach, Small Intestine

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):


Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig) 桂枝
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LU, BL
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum) 细辛
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 25 pieces
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Chuan Mu Tong (Caulis Clematidis Armandii)
Chuan Mu Tong (Clematis) 川木通
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: BL, HT, SI
Prop: Bitter, Cold, Bland
Latin: Caulis Clematidis Armandii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
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