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Di Huang Yin Zi (Rehmannia Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Greasy yellow tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged, thin, slow, and frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas from the Discussion Illuminating the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions (Huang Di Su Wen Xuan Ming Lun Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus) 山茱萸
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin: Fructus Corni Officinalis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae)
Rou Cong Rong (Fleshy Stem of the Broomrape) 肉苁蓉
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: LI, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Ba Ji Tian (Morindae Officinalis Radix)
Ba Ji Tian (Morinda Root) 巴戟天
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Morindae Officinalis Radix
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Shi Hu (Herba Dendrobii)
Shi Hu (Dendrobium Stem) 石斛
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: KI, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Salty, Bland, Cold
Latin: Herba Dendrobii
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root) 元志
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, LU, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit) 五味子
Qty: Equal Quantity
Chan: HT, KI, LU
Prop: Sour, Warm
Latin: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind

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