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Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan (Sweet Dew Special Pill to Eliminate Toxins)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White greasy tongue coat or yellow dry tongue coat.

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Soggy rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Warp and Woof of Warm Febrile Diseases (Wen Re Jing Wei)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):


Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 12-15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 12-15 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) 薄荷
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin: Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
She Gan (Rhizoma Belamcandae)
She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome) 射干
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Belamcandae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Hua Shi (Talcum)
Hua Shi (Talcum) 滑石
Qty: 18-21 grams
Chan: ST, BL
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin: Talcum
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Chuan Mu Tong (Caulis Clematidis Armandii)
Chuan Mu Tong (Clematis) 川木通
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: BL, HT, SI
Prop: Bitter, Cold, Bland
Latin: Caulis Clematidis Armandii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao)
Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris) 茵陈
Qty: 24-30 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, GB, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Huo Xiang (Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis)
Huo Xiang (Patchouli, Agastache) 藿香
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 4-6 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Bai Dou Kou (Fructus Amomi Kravanh)
Bai Dou Kou (Round Cardamom Fruit) 白豆寇
Qty: 10-12 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic Slightly Warm (or Neutral)
Latin: Fructus Amomi Kravanh
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness

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