Wen Dan Tang (Warm the Gallbladder Decoction)
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Wen Dan Tang (Warm the Gallbladder Decoction)

Formula 5 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Actions:

  • Clears Gallbladder heat, regulates Qi, reduces phlegm, and regulates the stomach

Indications:

  • Nausea and vomiting, bitter taste, sour regurgitation, dizziness, vertigo, anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, slight thirst, and gnawing hunger
  • Seizures with copious sputum and focal distension in the chest.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red with a greasy yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid and slippery pulse
  • Rapid wiry pulse

Western Uses:

  • Chronic Tracheitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Insomnia
  • Timidity

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where insomnia or palpitations are due to Blood deficiency, or in dizziness due to Yin deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Da Zao is only sometimes added.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (Yi Zong Jin Jian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zhu Ru (Qty: 6 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

Zhi Shi (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Cold Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳实
Tone Marks:
zhĭ shí

Ban Xia (Qty: 6 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

Chen Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

Fu Ling (Qty: 4.5 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

Gan Cao (Qty: 3 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

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 3-5 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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