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Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang (Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Shui Niu Jiao, powdered or shaved, should be substituted for Xi Jiao, as Xi Jiao is from an endangered species. If substituted, the dosage of Shui Niu Jiao should be 30-120 grams. Shui Niu Jiao is usually cooked for 20 minutes separately before it is added to the main decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Thousand Ducat Formulas (Qian Jin Yao Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):


Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn) 犀角
Qty: 3-4 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin: Cornu Rhinoceri
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 24-30 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) 赤芍
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root) 牡丹皮
Qty: 6-8 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin: Cortex Radicis Moutan
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood

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