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Hei Xi Dan (Lead Special Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a white slippery tongue coating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged faint pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula should not be taken for more than a few days to avoid lead poisoning.
  • 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:

  • Pills. Dry-fry the lead and the sulphur together, then grind the ingredients into an even powder and form in to pills with wine.
  • 3-9 grams daily with warm water.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Kidneys, Pericardium, Spleen, Heart, Liver, Stomach, Gall Bladder, Small Intestine

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Hei Xi (Lead)
Hei Xi (Lead)
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: Unknown
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Lead
Cat: Uncategorized Herbs
Liu Huang (Sulphur)
Liu Huang (Sulpher) 硫磺
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: KI, LI, PER
Prop: Sour, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Sulphur
Cat: Substances for External Application
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Yang Qi Shi (Actinolitum)
Yang Qi Shi (Actinolite) 阳起石
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI
Prop: Salty, Slightly Warm
Latin: Actinolitum
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae)
Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea Fruit) 补骨脂
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Very Warm
Latin: Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Hu Lu Ba (Semen Trigonellae Foeni-graeci)
Hu Lu Ba (Fenugreek Seed) 胡庐巴
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Warm
Latin: Semen Trigonellae Foeni-graeci
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris)
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fennel Fruit) 小茴香
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea) 木香
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: GB, LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Rou Dou Kou (Semen Myristicae Fragrantis)
Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg Seeds) 肉豆蔻
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria) 沉香
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Meliae Toosendan)
Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit) 川楝子
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, SI, ST, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Fructus Meliae Toosendan
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi

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