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Sang Xing Tang (Mulberry leaf and Apricot Kernel Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a dry, thin, white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating 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:

  • Decoction. Modern dosage is often increased 2-3 times.
  • Bensky also lists 3 Grams of Li Pi (Fructus Pyri) as the last ingredient. Oddly, this substance is not in his 2nd or 3rd edition Materia Medica. I believe it is pear skin.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Liver, Stomach, Heart, Large Intestine

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):


Sang Ye (Folium Mori Albae)
Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf) 桑叶
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Folium Mori Albae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit) 栀子
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean) 淡豆敕
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus)
Zhe Bei Mu (Thunberg Fritillaria Bulb) 浙贝母
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae Littoralis)
Bei Sha Shen (Glehnia Root) 北沙参
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop:
Latin: Radix Glehniae Littoralis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood

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