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Yi Guan Jian (Linking Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi


  • Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency with Qi Stagnation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red and dry tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and frail pulse
  • 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.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Continuation of Famous Physicians' Cases Organized by Categories (Xu Ming Yi Lei An)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):

Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 18-45 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit) 枸杞子
Qty: 9-18 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Sha Shen (Glehniae/Adenophorae Radix)
Sha Shen (Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root) 沙参
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cool, Slightly Bitter
Latin: Glehniae/Adenophorae Radix
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Meliae Toosendan)
Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit) 川楝子
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: LIV, SI, ST, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Fructus Meliae Toosendan
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
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