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Di Tan Tang (Scour Phlegm Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Stiff tongue

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. Cook the formula with Sheng Jiang and Da Zao
  • Chen Pi can be substituted for Ju Hong

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (9 Total):

Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 6.6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Ju Hong (Outermost Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel, Orange Peel) 橘红
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange) 枳实
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin: Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings) 竹茹
Qty: 2.1 grams
Chan: GB, LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Cold
Latin: Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile) 胆南星
Qty: 6.6 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Bitter, Cool
Latin: Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 1.5 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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