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Xuan Bi Tang (Disband Painful Obstruction Decoction)

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Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Gray greasy coat
  • Yellow greasy coat

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. Chi Xiao Dou is often increased 2-3 times in modern formulations.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (9 Total):

Guang Fang Ji (Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi)
Guang Fang Ji (Aristolochia Root, Stephania) 广防己
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: BL, SP, KI
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
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
Can Sha (Excrementum Bombycis Mon)
Can Sha (Silkworm Feces) 蚕沙
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Excrementum Bombycis Mon
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) 连翘
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, GB
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit) 栀子
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Hua Shi (Talcum)
Hua Shi (Talcum) 滑石
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: ST, BL
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin: Talcum
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli Calcarati)
Chi Xiao Dou (Aduki Bean, Phaseolus) 赤小豆
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, SI
Prop: Sweet, Sour, Neutral
Latin: Semen Phaseoli Calcarati
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
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