Da Xian Xiong Tang (Major Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)
Formula 4 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward
- Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation
- Heat and fluids accumulating and clumping in the chest
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Very dry tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Submerged, forceful, and tight pulse
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Due to the toxicity and strong downward movement of this formula, it should only be taken in acute cases. Stop administration of this formula as soon as results are obtained, and use no more than a few doses
- Do not use during pregnancy
- Do not use, or use cautiously in weak patients
- This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.
- Decoction. Da Huang is cooked separately, and Mang Xiao is dissolved in the strained decoction. Ingest warm with powdered Gan Sui.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Large Intestine, Kidneys, Stomach, Heart, Liver
There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Gan Sui (Qty: 1-1.5 grams)
KI, LI, LU
Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Da Huang (Qty: 9-12 grams)
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Mang Xiao (Qty: 9-12 grams)
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
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