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Hǔ Qián Wán (Hidden Tiger Pill)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi


  • Nourishes the Yin, descends Fire, Strengthens the Bones and Sinews

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all ingredients into an even powder and use wine or honey to form into pills.
  • Take a 9 gram pill in the morning and evening with warm or salted water.
  • To prepare as a decoction, reduce dosages appropriately.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (9 Total):

Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark) 黄柏
Qty: 150 grams (wine-fried)
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Cortex Phellodendri
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) 知母
Qty: 30 grams (wine-fried)
Chan: LU, ST, KI
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis) 龟板
Qty: 120 grams (deep-fried)
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin: Plastrum Testudinis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Hu Gu (Os Tigris)
Hu Gu (Tiger Bone) 虎骨
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Os Tigris
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Suo Yang (Herba Cynomorii Songarici)
Suo Yang (Fleshy Stem of Cynomorium) 锁阳
Qty: 45 grams
Chan: LI, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Herba Cynomorii Songarici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome) 干姜
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi

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