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Zhi Bao Dan (Greatest Treasure Special Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

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:

  • Grind each substance into a powder and sift together.
  • Take one 3 gram pill, 1-3 times a day with warm water
  • The final powder can also be dissolved and taken in warm water.
  • Shui Niu Jiao should be substituted for Xi Jiao (endangered)

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:

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

Substances in this Formula (9 Total):


Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn) 犀角
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin: Cornu Rhinoceri
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Niu Huang (Calculus Bovis)
Niu Huang (Cattle or Ox Gallstone) 牛黄
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Calculus Bovis
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Dai Mao (Carapax Eretmochelydis)
Dai Mao (Hawksbill turtle carapace)
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: SI
Prop: Cold, Sweet, Salty
Latin: Carapax Eretmochelydis
Cat: Uncategorized Herbs
Bing Pian (Borneolum)
Bing Pian (Borneol) 冰片
Qty: 0.3 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin: Borneolum
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
She Xiang (Secretio Moschi Moschifeni)
She Xiang (Deer Musk) 麝香
Qty: 0.3 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Secretio Moschi Moschifeni
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
An Xi Xiang (Benzoinum)
An Xi Xiang (Benzoin) 安息香
Qty: 45 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Benzoinum
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar) 朱砂
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin: Cinnabar
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Hu Po (Succinum)
Hu Po (Amber) 琥魄
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: BL, HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Succinum
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Xiong Huang (Realgar)
Xiong Huang (Realgar) 雄黄
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Realgar
Cat: Substances for External Application

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