Bai He Gu Jin Tang (Lily Bulb Decoction to Preserve the Metal)

Bai He Gu Jin Tang (Lily Bulb Decoction to Preserve the Metal)

Formula 4 of 9 in Formulas that Treat Dryness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Pattern:

  • Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency causing dry Lungs

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern formulations often increase the amount of all herbs 2-3 times.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Analytic Collection of Medicinal Formulas (Yi Fang Ji Jie)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bai He (Lily Bulb)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Cold Bai He (Bulbus Lilii)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Bulbus Lilii
Chinese:
百合
Tone Marks:
băi hé
Translation:
Hundred Meetings
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 9 grams
Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root)
Quantity = 2.4 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
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cool Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chinese:
川贝母
Tone Marks:
chuān bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Sichuan
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 3 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
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 3 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 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

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