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Yi Huang Tang (Change Yellow (Discharge) Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Soft slippery pulse, possibly submerged

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:

  • Women's Diseases According to Fu Qing Zhu (Fu Qing Zhu Nu Ke)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder, Liver

Substances in this Formula (5 Total):

Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea) 山药
Qty: 30 grams (dry-fried)
Chan: KI, LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Qian Shi (Semen Euryalis Ferocis)
Qian Shi (Euryale Seeds) 芡实
Qty: 30 grams (dry-fried)
Chan: KI, SP
Prop: Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin: Semen Euryalis Ferocis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark) 黄柏
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Cortex Phellodendri
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis)
Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seed, Plantain Seed) 车前子
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: KI, BL, LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Semen Plantaginis
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Bai Guo (Semen Ginkgonis Bilobae)
Bai Guo (Ginkgo Nut) 白果
Qty: 10 kernals (crushed)
Chan: LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Astringent, Neutral, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Ginkgonis Bilobae
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind

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