Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang (Sedate the Liver and Extinguish Wind Decoction)
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Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang (Sedate the Liver and Extinguish Wind Decoction)

Formula 7 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency with internal Wind and rising Liver Yang

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry, long, and forceful pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Records of Heart Felt Experiences in Medicine with References to the West (Yi Xue Zhong Zhong Can Xi Lu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Pericardium, Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Gall Bladder, Small Intestine

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huai Niu Xi (Qty: 30 grams)

Neutral Huai Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae)
Channels:
LIV, KID
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Chinese:
懷牛膝
Tone Marks:
huái niú xī
Alt Names:
Niu Xi
Translation:
Ox Knee from Huai

Dai Zhe Shi (Qty: 30 grams)

Cold Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum)
Channels:
HT, LIV, PER
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Haematitum
Chinese:
代赭石
Tone Marks:
dài zhĕ shí
Translation:
Red Stone from Dai Country

Long Gu (Qty: 15 grams)

Neutral Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin:
Os Draconis
Chinese:
龙骨
Tone Marks:
lóng gŭ
Translation:
Dragon Bone

Mu Li (Qty: 15 grams)

Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì

Gui Ban (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Plastrum Testudinis
Chinese:
龟板
Tone Marks:
guī băn

Xuan Shen (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis)
Channels:
KI, LU, ST
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Chinese:
玄参
Tone Marks:
xuán shēn
Alt Names:
Yuan Shen
Translation:
Dark Root

Tian Men Dong (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis)
Channels:
KI, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis
Chinese:
天门冬
Tone Marks:
tiān mén dōng
Translation:
Lush Winter Aerial Plant

Bai Shao (Qty: 15 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

Yin Chen (Qty: 6 grams)

Cool Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao)
Channels:
LIV, SP, GB, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao
Chinese:
茵陈
Tone Marks:
yīn chén
Alt Names:
Yin Chen Hao, Main Yin Chen, Mian Chen

Chuan Lian Zi (Qty: 6 grams)

Cold Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Meliae Toosendan)
Channels:
LIV, SI, ST, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Fructus Meliae Toosendan
Chinese:
川楝子
Tone Marks:
chuān liàn zĭ
Alt Names:
Jin Ling Zi, Lian Shi

Mai Ya (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Chinese:
麦芽
Tone Marks:
mài yá

Gan Cao (Qty: 4.5 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

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