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Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang (Notopterygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness)

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  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Clarifying Doubts About Injury from Internal and External Causes (Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Kidneys, Bladder, Spleen, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):

Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) 羌活
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: BL, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root) 独活
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Gao Ben (Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis)
Gao Ben (Straw Weed, Chinese Lovage Root) 藁本
Qty: 3-4.5 grams
Chan: BL
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) 防风
Qty: 3-4.5 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 3-4.5 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis)
Man Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit) 蔓荆子
Qty: 2-3 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Viticis
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 3-4.5 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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