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Sheng Tie Luo Yin (Iron Filings Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Pattern:

  • Phlegm Fire disturbing the Heart

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Scarlet tongue with a yellow greasy coating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry 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. Sheng Tie Luo is decocted from 5 cups of water to 3 cups of water in 1.5 hours before the other substances are added.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (14 Total):


Sheng Tie Luo (Frusta Ferri)
Sheng Tie Luo (Iron Filings) 生铁落
Qty: 30-60 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Cool
Latin: Frusta Ferri
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile) 胆南星
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Bitter, Cool
Latin: Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis)
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root) 玄参
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: KI, LU, ST
Prop: Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis)
Tian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber) 天门冬
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin: Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis)
Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) 钩藤
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dan Shen (Salvia Root) 丹参
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: HT, PER, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit) 茯神
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root) 元志
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LU, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar) 朱砂
Qty: 0.9 grams (add at end)
Chan: HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin: Cinnabar
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit

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