Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San (Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea)

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San (Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea)

Formula 14 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Wind causing Headache

Actions:

  • Disperses Wind and relieves pain

Indications:

  • Headache in the entire head or in any part of the head together with chills and fever, aversion to cold, nasal congestion, and dizziness.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for headache due to Qi and Blood Deficiency, or for headache from Liver Yang Rising caused by Deficiency.

Preparation Notes:

  • Cooking time is 10 minutes or less.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 24 grams
Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 12 grams
Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng
Bai Zhi (Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Chinese:
白芷
Tone Marks:
bái zhĭ
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Photo Note:
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
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)
Quantity = 12 grams
Slightly Warm Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
荆芥
Tone Marks:
jīng jiè
Alt Names:
Jing Jie Sui
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 6 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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