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Xiang Fu Xuan Fu Hua Tang (Cyperus and Inula Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen edges with a thick tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • 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:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, San Jiao, Liver, Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine, Heart, Kidneys

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):

Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi)
Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome) 香附
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, SJ, SP
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Xuan Fu Hua (Inulae Flos)
Xuan Fu Hua (Inula Flower) 旋覆花
Qty: 9 grams (decoct in cheesecloth)
Chan: LIV, LU, ST, SP
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Inulae Flos
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae Frutescentis)
Zi Su Zi (Purple Perilla Fruit, Perilla Seed) 紫苏子
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Perillae Frutescentis
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
Yi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears) 薏苡仁
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: SP, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin: Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

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