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Huang Tu Tang (Yellow Earth Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Stop Bleeding

Pattern:

  • Spleen Yang Deficiency

Indications:

  • Profuse bleeding of dark blood not associated with any pain, accompanied by fatigue.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged thin and forceless 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. Cook Fu Long Gan for 30-40 minutes before adding the other herbs. A higher dosage of 30-60 grams of Fu Long Gan is often used, or 3-4 times the dosage of Chi Shi Zhi is used in it's place.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):


Fu Long Gan (Terra Flava Usta)
Fu Long Gan (Ignited Yellow Earth) 伏龙肝
Qty: 18 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Terra Flava Usta
Cat: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 9 grams (dried)
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin) 阿胶
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KID, LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Gelatinum Corii Asini
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

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