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Xiao Xian Xiong Tang (Minor Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery floating pulse
  • Slippery 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.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):


Gua Lou (Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii)
Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit) 栝楼
Qty: 24-30 grams (crushed)
Chan: LI, LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 9-12 grams (Ginger fried)
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

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