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Nuan Gan Jian (Warm the Liver Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue, especially on the root and sides

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged tight pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Mu Xiang can be substituted for Chen Xiang at the same dosage, if Chen Xiang is not available.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):


Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit) 枸杞子
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris)
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fennel Fruit) 小茴香
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Wu Yao (Lindera Root) 乌药
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: BL, KI, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria) 沉香
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 3-5 slices
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

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