Bai Tou Weng Tang (Pulsatilla Decoction)
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Bai Tou Weng Tang (Pulsatilla Decoction)

Formula 18 of 30 in Formulas that Clear Heat

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Pattern:

  • Heat Toxins scorching the Stomach and Intestines causing Dysentery

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern dosage of Bai Tou Weng is usually 2-3 times the listed amount.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver, Heart, Bladder, Kidneys, Gall Bladder

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bai Tou Weng (Qty: 6 grams)

Cold Bai Tou Weng (Radix Pulsatillae Chinensis)
Channels:
LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Pulsatillae Chinensis
Chinese:
白头翁
Tone Marks:
bái tóu wēng
Translation:
Hoary headed geezer

Huang Lian (Qty: 9 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 Bai (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Phellodendri
Chinese:
黄柏
Tone Marks:
huáng băi
Translation:
Yellow Fir

Qin Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
Channels:
GB, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Fraxini
Chinese:
秦皮
Tone Marks:
qín pí

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