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Huang Long Tang (Yellow Dragon Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry yellow (or black) tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Six Texts of Cold Induced Disorders (Shang Han Liu Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):


Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Mang Xiao (Sodium Sulfate, Mirabilite, Glauber's Salt) 芒硝
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: ST, LI.
Prop: Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin: Natrii Sulfas
Cat: Purgatives
Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange) 枳实
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin: Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) 厚朴
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LI, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 2 pieces
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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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