Xiao Qing Long Tang (Minor Bluegreen Dragon Decoction)
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Xiao Qing Long Tang (Minor Bluegreen Dragon Decoction)

Formula 4 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Wind-Cold Invasion with congested Phlegm/Fluids in the Lungs

Actions:

  • Promotes sweating, releases the exterior, and disperses wind cold.
  • Circulates and warms the Lung Qi.
  • Resolves phlegm and dries dampness.

Indications:

  • Chills and fever, no sweating, coughing and wheezing, difficult expectoration of stringy white and copious sputum, body aches, loose stool, chest oppression, no thirst, nausea, and possible floating edema

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Greasy coat
  • Moist tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and Tight pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Not for dry cough, cough with no sputum, cough with yellow and sticky sputum, or cough with blood
  • Not for long term use.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ma Huang (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)
Channels:
LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Herba Ephedrae
Chinese:
麻黄
Tone Marks:
má huáng
Translation:
Hemp Yellow

Gui Zhi (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī

Gan Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)

Hot Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
干姜
Tone Marks:
gān jiāng

Xi Xin (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin Gen Shown
Channels:
LU, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Herba Asari Cum Radice
Chinese:
细辛
Tone Marks:
xì xīn
Translation:
Thin Spicy

Wu Wei Zi (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Nan Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Sphenanthera Rehd. et Wils.) Shown
Channels:
HT, KI, LU
Properties:
Sour, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Chinese:
五味子
Tone Marks:
wŭ wèi zĭ
Translation:
Five Flavored Seed

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

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

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 9 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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