Da Huang Mu Dan Tang (Rhubarb and Moutan Decoction)
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Da Huang Mu Dan Tang (Rhubarb and Moutan Decoction)

Formula 6 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • Blood and Heat, Stagnating and Clumping in the Intestines

Actions:

  • Drains heat through the bowels, breaks up blood stagnation, disperses clumping, lumps, and reduces swellings.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin, yellow, greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use this formula in cases with necrotic appendicitis, appendicitis in infants, appendicitis during pregnancy, appendicitis with peritonitis, or appendicitis with parasites.
  • Use strict caution with elderly or weak patients.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, Small Intestine

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Da Huang (Qty: 12-18 grams)

Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow

Mang Xiao (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Cold Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Natrii Sulfas
Chinese:
芒硝
Tone Marks:
máng xiāo

Mu Dan Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí

Tao Ren (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén

Dong Gua Zi (Qty: 15-30 grams)

Cold Dong Gua Zi (Semen Benincasae Hispidae)
Channels:
LU, ST, LI, SI
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Semen Benincasae Hispidae
Chinese:
冬瓜子
Tone Marks:
dōng guā zĭ
Alt Names:
Dong Gua Ren
Translation:
Winter Melon Seed

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