Sheng Hua Tang (Generation and Transformation Decoction)
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Sheng Hua Tang (Generation and Transformation Decoction)

Formula 9 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Actions:

  • Moves and Invigorates the Blood, Transforms and Dispels Blood Stagnation, Warms the Menses, and stops pain.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale-purple tongue
  • Pale tongue with purple spots

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin, submerged, and choppy pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use when Blood Stasis is caused by Heat in the Blood
  • Do not use in any hemorrhagic disorder, especially post partum
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use if there is a tendency for bleeding, or if there is any bleeding disorder present.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Wine can be added to increase the blood invigorating effects of this formula.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Women's Diseases According to Fu Qing Zhu (Fu Qing Zhu Nu Ke)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Dang Gui (Qty: 24 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Tao Ren (Qty: 6-9 grams (14 pieces))

Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén

Pao Jiang (Qty: 1.5 grams)

Pao Jiang (Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST, Unknown
Properties:
Bitter, Astringent
Latin:
Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
炮姜
Tone Marks:
pào jiāng
Alt Names:
Hei Jiang

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 1.5 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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