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Zhen Ling Dan (Rouse the Spirit Special Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dark purple tongue, possibly with purple spots

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged, thin, and wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all substances, except Zhu Sha, into an even powder. Mix with water and 120 grams of ground glutinous rice, and form into pills. The pills are then coated with Zhu Sha.
  • Take one 9-12 gram pill, once a day with warm water or wine on an empty stomach.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Pericardium, Liver

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):


Yu Liang Shi (Limonite)
Yu Liang Shi (Limonite, Limonitum) 禹馀粮
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LI, ST
Prop: Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin: Limonite
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Zi Shi Ying (Fluoritum)
Zi Shi Ying (Flourite) 紫石英
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fluoritum
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Chi Shi Zhi (Hallyositum Rubrum)
Chi Shi Zhi (Halloysite, Kaolin) 赤石脂
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: ST, LI. (SP)
Prop: Sweet, Sour, Astringent, Warm
Latin: Hallyositum Rubrum
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum)
Dai Zhe Shi (Hematite) 代赭石
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, PER
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Haematitum
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
Ru Xiang (Frankincense Resin) 乳香
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Resina Olibani
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Mo Yao (Myrrh) 没药
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Resina Myrrhae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

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