Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan (Sweet Dew Special Pill to Eliminate Toxins)

Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan (Sweet Dew Special Pill to Eliminate Toxins)

Formula 12 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White greasy tongue coat or yellow dry tongue coat.

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Soggy rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Warp and Woof of Warm Febrile Diseases (Wen Re Jing Wei)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Quantity = 12-15 grams
Cool Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, GB
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Chinese:
连翘
Tone Marks:
lián qiáo
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 12-15 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
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He
She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Cold She Gan (Rhizoma Belamcandae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Belamcandae
Chinese:
射干
Tone Marks:
shè gàn
Translation:
Arrow Shaft
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cool Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chinese:
川贝母
Tone Marks:
chuān bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Sichuan
Hua Shi (Talcum)
Quantity = 18-21 grams
Cold Hua Shi (Talcum)
Channels:
ST, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Talcum
Chinese:
滑石
Tone Marks:
huá shí
Translation:
Slippery Rock
Chuan Mu Tong (Clematis)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Cold Chuan Mu Tong (Caulis Clematidis Armandii)
Channels:
BL, HT, SI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Bland
Latin:
Caulis Clematidis Armandii
Chinese:
川木通
Tone Marks:
chuān mù tōng
Alt Names:
Mu Tong
Translation:
Open Ended/Pipe Wood from Sichuan
Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris)
Quantity = 24-30 grams
Cool Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao)
Channels:
LIV, SP, GB, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao
Chinese:
茵陈
Tone Marks:
yīn chén
Alt Names:
Yin Chen Hao, Main Yin Chen, Mian Chen
Huo Xiang (Patchouli, Agastache)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Slightly Warm Huo Xiang (Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis
Chinese:
藿香
Tone Marks:
huò xiāng
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)
Quantity = 4-6 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
Bai Dou Kou (Round Cardamom Fruit)
Quantity = 10-12 grams
Neutral Bai Dou Kou (Fructus Amomi Kravanh)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic Slightly Warm (or Neutral)
Latin:
Fructus Amomi Kravanh
Chinese:
白豆寇
Tone Marks:
bái dòu kòu
Translation:
White Cardamom

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