Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang (Antelope Horn and Uncaria Decoction)
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Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang (Antelope Horn and Uncaria Decoction)

Formula 12 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Excess Liver Heat stirring Liver Wind

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Deep red and dry tongue
  • Burnt tongue with prickles

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of Wind due to deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Decoct Ling Yang Jiao for 60 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Ling Yang Jiao can also be added as a powder to the final strained decoction.
  • 10 times the quantity of Shan Yang Jiao or Zhen Zhu Mu can be substituted for Ling Yang Jiao.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Revised Popular Guide to the Discussion of Cold Induced Disorders (Chong Ding Tong Su Shan Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Kidneys, Stomach, Gall Bladder

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ling Yang Jiao (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Cold Ling Yang Jiao (Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Comu Antelopis Saiga-tatarici
Chinese:
羚羊角
Tone Marks:
líng yáng jiăo

Gou Teng (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Chinese:
钩藤
Tone Marks:
gōu téng
Translation:
Hook Vine

Sang Ye (Qty: 6 grams)

Cold Sang Ye (Folium Mori Albae)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Folium Mori Albae
Chinese:
桑叶
Tone Marks:
sāng yè

Ju Hua (Qty: 9 grams)

Slightly Cold Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
Chinese:
菊花
Tone Marks:
jú huā

Bai Shao (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Sheng Di Huang (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow

Chuan Bei Mu (Qty: 12 grams)

Cool Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chinese:
川贝母
Tone Marks:
chuān bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Sichuan

Zhu Ru (Qty: 15 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

Fu Shen (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯神
Tone Marks:
fú shén

Gan Cao (Qty: 2.4 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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