Da Xian Xiong Tang (Major Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)
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Da Xian Xiong Tang (Major Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)

Formula 2 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • 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.

Preparation Notes:

  • 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)

Cold Gan Sui (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Chinese:
甘遂
Tone Marks:
gān suì
Translation:
Sweet Process

Da Huang (Qty: 9-12 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

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