Cong Chi Tang (Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction)

Cong Chi Tang (Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Early Stage Invasion of Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat

Actions:

  • Unblocks Yang Qi, encourages sweating

Indications:

  • Mild chills and fever, headache, stuffy nose, with no sweating

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dosage is adjusted depending on wind-heat or wind-cold. Cook for no longer than 5-10 minutes. 15

Originally Appeared In:

  • Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One's Sleeve (Zhou Hou Bei Ji Fang)

Notes:

  • Mainly a neutral formula, although it is more commonly used for Wind Cold.

    Symptoms are marked by nasal congestion and headache.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach

There are 2 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)
Quantity = 9-12 grams, 3-5 stalks with the 'Root Beard'
Warm Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii Fistulosi)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Bulbus Allii Fistulosi
Chinese:
葱白
Tone Marks:
cōng bái
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean)
Quantity = 12-30 grams
Neutral Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Chinese:
淡豆敕
Tone Marks:
dàn dòu chì

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