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Sang Piao Xiao San (Mantis Egg Case Powder)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin, slow, and frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen

Originally Appeared In:

  • Extension of the Materia Medica (Ben Cao Yan Yi)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):


Sang Piao Xiao (Ootheca Mantidis)
Sang Piao Xiao (Mantis Egg Case) 桑螵蛸
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Latin: Ootheca Mantidis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Long Gu (Fossilized Mammal Bones) 龙骨
Qty: 12-30 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin: Os Draconis
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit) 茯神
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root) 元志
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, LU, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis) 龟板
Qty: 9-15 grams (honey-fried)
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin: Plastrum Testudinis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
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
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