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Tong Guan San (Open the Gate Powder)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

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. Grind equal parts of each herb into a fine powder.
  • A very small amount of powder is then blown up the nose to avoid the possibility of the powder entering the Lungs.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Additions to the Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa fu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Kidneys

Substances in this Formula (2 Total):


Zao Jiao (Gleditsiae Sinensis Fructus)
Zao Jiao (Chinese Honeylocust Fruit)
Qty: Equal Quantities
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Gleditsiae Sinensis Fructus
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum) 细辛
Qty: Equal Quantities
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

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