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Tian Tai Wu Yao San (Top Quality Lindera Powder)

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  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi


  • Hernial Disorder and Qi Stagnation due to Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged and slow pulse
  • Wiry 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:

  • Powder. Dry-fry Jin Ling Zi and Ba Dou together, discard Ba Dou, and grind Jin Ling Zi and the remaining herbs into an even powder
  • Take in 3 gram doses. Often chased by a small amount of wine
  • Can be decocted by omitting Ba Dou, appropriately reducing the rest of the dosages, and adding wine.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Innovations (Yi Xue Fa Ming)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Bladder, Kidneys, Large Intestine, Stomach, Gall Bladder, Liver, Small Intestine

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):

Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Wu Yao (Lindera Root) 乌药
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: BL, KI, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea) 木香
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: GB, LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris)
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fennel Fruit) 小茴香
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride)
Qing Pi (Immature Tangerine Peel) 青皮
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Gao Liang Jiang (Rhizoma Alpiniae Officinari)
Gao Liang Jiang (Lesser Galangal Rhizome) 高良姜
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: Rhizoma Alpiniae Officinari
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Bing Lang (Semen Arecae Catechu)
Bing Lang (Betel Nut) 槟榔
Qty: 12-15 grams (2 pieces)
Chan: LI, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Semen Arecae Catechu
Cat: Herbs that Expel Parasites
Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Meliae Toosendan)
Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit) 川楝子
Qty: 12-15 grams (10 pieces)
Chan: LIV, SI, ST, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Fructus Meliae Toosendan
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Ba Dou (Crotonis Fructus)
Ba Dou (Croton Seed) 巴豆
Qty: 15 grams (70 pieces)
Chan: ST, LI, LU
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Crotonis Fructus
Cat: Harsh Expellants

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