Hou Po Wen Zhong Tang (Magnolia Bark Decoction for Warming the Middle)

Hou Po Wen Zhong Tang (Magnolia Bark Decoction for Warming the Middle)

Formula 3 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White slippery tongue coat

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Clarifying Doubts About Injury from Internal and External Causes (Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 9-15 grams
Warm Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Chinese:
厚朴
Tone Marks:
hòu pò
Cao Dou Kou (Katsumada's Galangal Seeds)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Cao Dou Kou (Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
Chinese:
草豆蔻
Tone Marks:
căo dòu kòu
Translation:
Grass Cardamom
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 9-15 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
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 1.5-6 grams
Hot Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
干姜
Tone Marks:
gān jiāng
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 9-12 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 Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3-9 grams
Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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