Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San (Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea)
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Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San (Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea)

Formula 16 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Wind causing Headache

Actions:

  • Disperses Wind and relieves pain

Indications:

  • Headache in the entire head or in any part of the head together with chills and fever, aversion to cold, nasal congestion, and dizziness.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for headache due to Qi and Blood Deficiency, or for headache from Liver Yang Rising caused by Deficiency.

Preparation Notes:

  • Cooking time is 10 minutes or less.

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:

  • Lungs, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Stomach, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bo He (Qty: 24 grams)

Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 12 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Bai Zhi (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Chinese:
白芷
Tone Marks:
bái zhĭ

Qiang Huo (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó

Xi Xin (Qty: 3 grams)

Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin Gen Shown
Channels:
LU, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Herba Asari Cum Radice
Chinese:
细辛
Tone Marks:
xì xīn
Translation:
Thin Spicy

Jing Jie (Qty: 12 grams)

Slightly Warm Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
荆芥
Tone Marks:
jīng jiè
Alt Names:
Jing Jie Sui

Fang Feng (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind

Gan Cao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

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