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Jin Ling Zi San (Melia Toosendan Powder)

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  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry pulse
  • Rapid 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:

  • Powder. Grind the herbs into an even powder and take in 9 gram doses with water or wine.
  • Reduce dosages appropriately to prepare decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collection of Writings on the Mechanism of Illness, Suitability of Qi, and the Safeguarding of Life as Discussed in the Basic Questions (Su Wen Bing Ji Qi Yi Bao Ming Ji)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Small Intestine, Bladder, Liver, Lungs, Heart

Substances in this Formula (2 Total):

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
Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome)
Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome) 延胡索
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Corydalis Rhizome
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

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