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Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Tang (Inula and Hematite Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi


  • Turbid Phlegm obstructing the middle burner with Stomach Qi Deficiency

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slippery tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient and 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. Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is often substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Heart, Pericardium

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):

Xuan Fu Hua (Inulae Flos)
Xuan Fu Hua (Inula Flower) 旋覆花
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, ST, SP
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Inulae Flos
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum)
Dai Zhe Shi (Hematite) 代赭石
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, PER
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Haematitum
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
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
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 4 pieces
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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