Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan (Rhubarb and Eupolyphaga Pill)

Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan (Rhubarb and Eupolyphaga Pill)

Formula 5 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Pattern:

  • Blood Stagnation and Dry Blood (Gan Xue)

Actions:

  • Invigorates Blood, Tonifies Qi, and Opens the Channels

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use during pregnancy

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use honey to form into 3 gram pills.
  • Take a 3 gram pill, 1-3 times a day with warm water or wine.
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Notes:

  • Dry Blood (Gan Xue), one of the five consumptions (Wu Lao), involves Blood Stagnation generating heat, and over time, injury to the Blood and Yin, so they can no longer nourish and moisten the muscles and skin.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 300 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
Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cold Tu Bie Chong (Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia)
Channels:
LIV, HT, SP
Properties:
Salty, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
Chinese:
土鳖虫
Tone Marks:
tŭ biē chóng
Translation:
Land Soft Shelled Turtle
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel)
Quantity = 60 grams
Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén
Gan Qi (Sap Prepared as Lacquer)
Quantity = 30 grams
Warm Gan Qi (Lacca Sinica Exsiccata)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Lacca Sinica Exsiccata
Chinese:
干漆
Tone Marks:
gàn qī
Translation:
Dried Lacquer
Qi Cao (Coleopteran Insect Larvae)
Quantity = 60 grams
Qi Cao (Holotrichia Diomphalia)
Channels:
Unknown
Properties:
Unknown
Latin:
Holotrichia Diomphalia
Shui Zhi (Leech)
Quantity = 60 grams
Neutral Shui Zhi (Hirudo seu Whitmania)
Channels:
LIV, BL
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Neutral, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Hirudo seu Whitmania
Chinese:
水蛭
Tone Marks:
shuĭ zhì
Translation:
Leech
Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly)
Quantity = 60 grams
Cool Meng Chong (Tabanus)
Channels:
Liver
Properties:
Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Tabanus
Tone Marks:
méng chóng
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 60 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
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel)
Quantity = 60 grams
Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 300 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
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 120 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 = 90 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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