Hai Zao Yu Hu Tang (Sargassum Decoction for the Jade Flask)

Hai Zao Yu Hu Tang (Sargassum Decoction for the Jade Flask)

Formula 8 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. The traditional formula contains 9 grams of Hai Dai (Thallus Laminariae), which according to John/Tina Chen has essentially the same tastes, properties, functions, and indications as Kun Bu.

Originally Appeared In:

  • True Lineage of External Medicine (Wai Ke Zheng Zong)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Bladder, Pericardium, Gall Bladder

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Hai Zao (Seaweed, Sargassum)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Hai Zao (Herba Sargassii)
Channels:
KI, LIV, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Herba Sargassii
Chinese:
海藻
Tone Marks:
hăi zăo
Kun Bu (Kelp, Eckloniae Thallus)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Kun Bu (Ecklonia Kurome)
Channels:
KI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Ecklonia Kurome
Chinese:
昆布
Tone Marks:
kūn bù
Alt Names:
Laminaria
Zhe Bei Mu (Thunberg Fritillaria Bulb)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus
Chinese:
浙贝母
Tone Marks:
Zhè bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Zhejiang
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 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
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Chinese:
独活
Tone Marks:
dú huó
Translation:
Self Reliant Existence
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
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
Qing Pi (Immature Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride)
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Chinese:
青皮
Tone Marks:
qīng pí
Translation:
Green Peel
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Quantity = 9 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3 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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