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Gun Tan Wan (Vaporize Phlegm Pill)

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  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices


  • Phlegm or Phlegm Fire accumulation with Excess Heat.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thick yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery, rapid, and forceful pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use water to form into pills.
  • Take one 6-9 gram dose, 1-2 times a day with warm water.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Additions to the Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa fu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Meng Shi (Lapis Micae seu Chloriti)
Meng Shi (Lapis Stone) 金礞石
Qty: 30 grams (calcined)
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Latin: Lapis Micae seu Chloriti
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 240 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 240 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria) 沉香
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi

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