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Yin Chen Hao Tang (Artemisia Yinchenhao Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern formulations usually double this dosage. The strength of the purgative effect of this formula can be changed by substituting Shu Da Huang for Da Huang, or adding Da Huang towards the end of the cooking process.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):


Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao)
Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris) 茵陈
Qty: 18 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, GB, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
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
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
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