An Gong Niu Huang Wan (Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone)
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An Gong Niu Huang Wan (Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone)

Formula 4 of 8 in Formulas that Open the Orifices

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Pattern:

  • Severe progression of Febrile disease
  • Phlegm-Heat Obstructing the sesory orifices
  • Wind-Stroke Coma
  • Childhood Convulsions

Actions:

  • Clears heat and eliminates toxins, scatters Phlegm, opens the orifices, and calms the spirit

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red or deep red tongue
  • Stiff tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use during pregnancy

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use honey to form into pills.
  • Take one 3 gram pill, 2-3 times a day with warm water.
  • Ren Shen can be added for Deficient patients, and Jin Yin Hua and Bo He can be added for Excess patients.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Niu Huang (Qty: 30 grams)

Cool Niu Huang (Calculus Bovis)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Calculus Bovis
Chinese:
牛黄
Tone Marks:
niú huáng
Translation:
Cattle Yellow

Xi Jiao (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Shui Niu Jiao (water buffalo) Shown
Channels:
HT, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Cornu Rhinoceri
Chinese:
犀角
Tone Marks:
xī jiăo

She Xiang (Qty: 7.5 grams)

Warm She Xiang (Secretio Moschi Moschifeni)
Channels:
HT, SP, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Secretio Moschi Moschifeni
Chinese:
麝香
Tone Marks:
shè xiāng

Huang Lian (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Coptidis
Chinese:
黄连
Tone Marks:
huáng lián
Translation:
Yellow Links

Huang Qin (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín

Zhi Zi (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi

Xiong Huang (Qty: 30 grams)

Warm Xiong Huang (Realgar)
Channels:
HT, LIV, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Realgar
Chinese:
雄黄
Tone Marks:
xióng huáng
Translation:
Male Yellow

Bing Pian (Qty: 7.5 grams)

Cool Bing Pian (Borneolum)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Borneolum
Chinese:
冰片
Tone Marks:
bīng piàn
Translation:
Ice Slice

Yu Jin (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Yu Jin (Tuber Curcumae)
Channels:
HT, LU, LIV, GB
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Tuber Curcumae
Chinese:
郁金
Tone Marks:
yù jīn
Translation:
Constrained Metal

Zhu Sha (Qty: 30 grams)

Cool Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Channels:
HT
Properties:
Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin:
Cinnabar
Chinese:
朱砂
Tone Marks:
zhū shā
Translation:
Vermillion Sand

Zhen Zhu (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Zhen Zhu (Margarita)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Margarita
Chinese:
珍珠
Tone Marks:
zhēn zhū

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