Di Tan Tang (Scour Phlegm Decoction)

Di Tan Tang (Scour Phlegm Decoction)

Formula 6 of 8 in Formulas that Open the Orifices

Add To Cart
Get free shipping from
our partners at CHD

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Open the Orifices

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Stiff tongue

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Section not completed...
  • 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. Cook the formula with Sheng Jiang and Da Zao
  • Chen Pi can be substituted for Ju Hong

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 6.6 grams
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer
Ju Hong (Outermost Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel, Orange Peel)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Chinese:
橘红
Tone Marks:
jú hóng
Alt Names:
Yun Pi, Yun Hong
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Cold Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳实
Tone Marks:
zhĭ shí
Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings)
Quantity = 2.1 grams
Slightly Cold Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
Channels:
GB, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam
Chinese:
竹茹
Tone Marks:
zhú rù
Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile)
Quantity = 6.6 grams
Cool Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Chinese:
胆南星
Tone Marks:
dăn nán xīng
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Warm Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Channels:
HT, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Chinese:
石菖蒲
Tone Marks:
shí chāng pú
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 1.5 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

Find Similar Chinese Formulas

Sacred Lotus can compare the Chinese herbs in this formula to all other formulas on the website. Formula archetypes will list of formulas that have similar herbs, ranked by the number of herbs that match:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

Live Search

Search results appear here.

General Formulas