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Yang He Tang (Yang Heartening Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Very pale tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and forceless pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Lu Jiao Shuang can be substituted for Lu Jiao Jiao, and Gui Zhi can be substituted for Rou Gui.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Complete Collection of Patterns and Treatments in External Medicine (Wai Ke Zheng Zhi Quan Sheng Ji)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Lungs, Stomach, Bladder

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):


Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Lu Jiao Jiao (Gelatinum Cornu Cervi)
Lu Jiao Jiao (Deer Horn Gelatin) 鹿角胶
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Gelatinum Cornu Cervi
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Pao Jiang (Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Pao Jiang (Prepared Ginger, Black Roasted Ginger) 炮姜
Qty: 1.5 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST, Unknown
Prop: Bitter, Astringent
Latin: Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Bai Jie Zi (Semen Sinapis Albae)
Bai Jie Zi (White Mustard Seed) 白芥子
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Semen Sinapis Albae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)
Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem) 麻黄
Qty: 1.5 grams
Chan: LU, BL
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm
Latin: Herba Ephedrae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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