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Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang (Antelope Horn and Uncaria Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Excess Liver Heat stirring Liver Wind

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Deep red and dry tongue
  • Burnt tongue with prickles

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of Wind due to deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Decoct Ling Yang Jiao for 60 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Ling Yang Jiao can also be added as a powder to the final strained decoction.
  • 10 times the quantity of Shan Yang Jiao or Zhen Zhu Mu can be substituted for Ling Yang Jiao.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Revised Popular Guide to the Discussion of Cold Induced Disorders (Chong Ding Tong Su Shan Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):


Ling Yang Jiao (Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici)
Ling Yang Jiao (Antelope Horn) 羚羊角
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis)
Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) 钩藤
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Sang Ye (Folium Mori Albae)
Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf) 桑叶
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Folium Mori Albae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) 菊花
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings) 竹茹
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: GB, LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Cold
Latin: Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit) 茯神
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 2.4 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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