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Hai Zao Yu Hu Tang (Sargassum Decoction for the Jade Flask)

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  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery 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. The traditional formula contains 9 grams of Hai Dai (Thallus Laminariae), which according to John/Tina Chen has essentially the same tastes, properties, functions, and indications as Kun Bu.

Originally Appeared In:

  • True Lineage of External Medicine (Wai Ke Zheng Zong)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Bladder, Pericardium, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):

Hai Zao (Herba Sargassii)
Hai Zao (Seaweed, Sargassum) 海藻
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, LIV, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin: Herba Sargassii
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Kun Bu (Ecklonia Kurome)
Kun Bu (Kelp, Eckloniae Thallus) 昆布
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, LIV, ST
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Ecklonia Kurome
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus)
Zhe Bei Mu (Thunberg Fritillaria Bulb) 浙贝母
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root) 独活
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride)
Qing Pi (Immature Tangerine Peel) 青皮
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3 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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