San Ren Tang (Three Nut Decoction)
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San Ren Tang (Three Nut Decoction)

Formula 7 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White tongue coating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry, thin, and soggy pulse

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. Dosages are usually reduced by one half to two thirds.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Xing Ren (Qty: 15 grams)

Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren

Bai Dou Kou (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Bai Dou Kou (Fructus Amomi Kravanh)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic Slightly Warm (or Neutral)
Latin:
Fructus Amomi Kravanh
Chinese:
白豆寇
Tone Marks:
bái dòu kòu
Translation:
White Cardamom

Hou Po (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Chinese:
厚朴
Tone Marks:
hòu pò

Ban Xia (Qty: 9 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

Yi Yi Ren (Qty: 18 grams)

Slightly Cold Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
Channels:
SP, LU, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi
Chinese:
薏苡仁
Tone Marks:
yì yĭ rén
Alt Names:
Yi Ren, Yi Mi, Yi Ren Mi

Tong Cao (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Cold Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis Papyriferi)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Medulla Tetrapanacis Papyriferi
Chinese:
通草
Tone Marks:
tōng căo
Translation:
Unblocking Herb

Dan Zhu Ye (Qty: 6 grams)

Cold Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Channels:
HT, SI, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Chinese:
淡竹叶
Tone Marks:
dàn zhú yè
Translation:
Bland Bamboo Leaves

Hua Shi (Qty: 18 grams)

Cold Hua Shi (Talcum)
Channels:
ST, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Talcum
Chinese:
滑石
Tone Marks:
huá shí
Translation:
Slippery Rock

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