Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang (Tangkuei and Six Yellow Decoction)

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Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang (Tangkuei and Six Yellow Decoction)

Formula 3 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Pattern:

  • Night Sweats due to unrestrained Heart Yang (Fire) from Kidney Yin (Water) Deficiency

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red dry tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Avoid this formula, or modify accordingly, if there is Stomach and Spleen deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (Lan Shi Mi Cang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

6-9 grams of Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

9-15 grams of Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)

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

9-15 grams of Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)

Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow

3-6 grams of Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Cold Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Coptidis
Chinese:
黄连
Tone Marks:
huáng lián
Translation:
Yellow Links

6-12 grams of Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)

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

6-12 grams of Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark)

Cold Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Phellodendri
Chinese:
黄柏
Tone Marks:
huáng băi
Translation:
Yellow Fir

12-24 grams of Huang Qi (Astragalus)

Slightly Warm Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Chinese:
黄芪
Tone Marks:
huáng qí

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