Da Huang Fu Zi Tang (Rhubarb and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

Da Huang Fu Zi Tang (Rhubarb and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

Formula 11 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • Constipation due to Internal Cold Accumulation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep, tight, and wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Fu Zi (Processed Aconite)
Quantity = 6-12 grams (3 pieces)
Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 grams
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
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = 6 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

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