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Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang (Clove and Persimmon Calyx Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi


  • Cold from Stomach Deficiency causing belching, hiccups, or vomiting.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged and slow pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen

Originally Appeared In:

  • Pattern, Cause, Pulse, and Treatment (Zheng Yin Mai Zhi)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys, Lungs

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Ding Xiang (Flos Caryophylli)
Ding Xiang (Clove Flower Bud) 丁香
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Flos Caryophylli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Shi Di (Calyx Diospyri Kaki)
Shi Di (Persimmon Calyx) 柿蒂
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: ST
Prop: Bitter, Astringent, Neutral
Latin: Calyx Diospyri Kaki
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

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