Er Chen Tang (Two Cured Decoction)
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Er Chen Tang (Two Cured Decoction)

Formula 2 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Actions:

  • Dries dampness, reduces phlegm, regulates the Qi, and harmonizes the Middle Jiao

Indications:

  • Nausea, vomiting, cough with easy expectoration of copious white sputum Epigastric and chest distension and fullness. Palpitations and dizziness.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen tongue with teeth marks and a thick white greasy coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Chronic Tracheitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Goiter

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where there is phlegm heat, dry cough, or dry phlegm due to Lung Qi Deficiency
  • 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. Chen Pi can be substituted for Ju Hong.

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, Stomach, Spleen, Heart

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ban Xia (Qty: 15 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: 15 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: 9 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 Gan Cao (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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