Sang Xing Tang (Mulberry leaf and Apricot Kernel Decoction)
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Sang Xing Tang (Mulberry leaf and Apricot Kernel Decoction)

Formula 3 of 9 in Formulas that Treat Dryness

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a dry, thin, white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern dosage is often increased 2-3 times.
  • Bensky also lists 3 Grams of Li Pi (Fructus Pyri) as the last ingredient. Oddly, this substance is not in his 2nd or 3rd edition Materia Medica. I believe it is pear skin.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Liver, Stomach, Heart, Large Intestine

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sang Ye (Qty: 3 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

Zhi Zi (Qty: 3 grams)

Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi

Dan Dou Chi (Qty: 3 grams)

Neutral Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Chinese:
淡豆敕
Tone Marks:
dàn dòu chì

Xing Ren (Qty: 4.5 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

Zhe Bei Mu (Qty: 3 grams)

Cold Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus
Chinese:
浙贝母
Tone Marks:
Zhè bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Zhejiang

Bei Sha Shen (Qty: 6 grams)

Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae Littoralis)
Channels:
LU, ST
Latin:
Radix Glehniae Littoralis
Chinese:
北沙参
Tone Marks:
bĕi shā shēn

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