Di Tan Tang (Scour Phlegm Decoction)
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Di Tan Tang (Scour Phlegm Decoction)

Formula 8 of 8 in Formulas that Open the Orifices

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Stiff tongue

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • 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. Cook the formula with Sheng Jiang and Da Zao
  • Chen Pi can be substituted for Ju Hong

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Large Intestine, Gall Bladder, Liver

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ban Xia (Qty: 6.6 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

Ju Hong (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Chinese:
橘红
Tone Marks:
jú hóng
Alt Names:
Yun Pi, Yun Hong

Fu Ling (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Zhi Shi (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Cold Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳实
Tone Marks:
zhĭ shí

Zhu Ru (Qty: 2.1 grams)

Slightly Cold Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
Channels:
GB, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam
Chinese:
竹茹
Tone Marks:
zhú rù

Dan Nan Xing (Qty: 6.6 grams)

Cool Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Chinese:
胆南星
Tone Marks:
dăn nán xīng

Shi Chang Pu (Qty: 3 grams)

Slightly Warm Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Channels:
HT, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Chinese:
石菖蒲
Tone Marks:
shí chāng pú

Ren Shen (Qty: 3 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Gan Cao (Qty: 1.5 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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