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Sheng Hua Tang (Generation and Transformation Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis


  • Moves and Invigorates the Blood, Transforms and Dispels Blood Stagnation, Warms the Menses, and stops pain.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale-purple tongue
  • Pale tongue with purple spots

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin, submerged, and choppy pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use when Blood Stasis is caused by Heat in the Blood
  • Do not use in any hemorrhagic disorder, especially post partum
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use if there is a tendency for bleeding, or if there is any bleeding disorder present.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Wine can be added to increase the blood invigorating effects of this formula.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Women's Diseases According to Fu Qing Zhu (Fu Qing Zhu Nu Ke)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Large Intestine, Stomach, Lungs

Substances in this Formula (5 Total):

Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 24 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel) 桃仁
Qty: 6-9 grams (14 pieces)
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Pruni Persicae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Pao Jiang (Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Pao Jiang (Prepared Ginger, Black Roasted Ginger) 炮姜
Qty: 1.5 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST, Unknown
Prop: Bitter, Astringent
Latin: Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 1.5 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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