Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (Bupleurum Plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell Decoction)

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (Bupleurum Plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell Decoction)

Formula 9 of 9 in Formulas that Calm the Spirit

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Pattern:

  • Tai-Yang, Yang-Ming, and Shao-Yang Stage Mixed

Actions:

  • Unblocks the Tai-Yang, Yang-Ming, and Shao-Yang, Tonifies Deficiency, and calms the Spirit

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a slippery coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dai Zhe Shi or Sheng Tie Luo is usually substituted for Qian Dan, which is toxic.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen or Hai Er Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen
  • Consume warm

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum)
Quantity = 12 grams
Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
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
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 4.5 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
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)
Quantity = 4.5 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
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 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
Long Gu (Fossilized Mammal Bones)
Quantity = 4.5 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 (Oyster Shell)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams (add close to end)
Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow
Da Zao (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 6 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
Qian Dan (Lead Oxide)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Cool Qian Dan (Minium)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Cool, Toxic
Latin:
Minium
Chinese:
黄丹
Tone Marks:
qiān dān
Alt Names:
Huang Dan
Translation:
Lead Elixir

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