Hu Qian Wan (Hidden Tiger Pill)

Hu Qian Wan (Hidden Tiger Pill)

Formula 25 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Actions:

  • Nourishes the Yin, descends Fire, Strengthens the Bones and Sinews

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all ingredients into an even powder and use wine or honey to form into pills.
  • Take a 9 gram pill in the morning and evening with warm or salted water.
  • To prepare as a decoction, reduce dosages appropriately.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark)
Quantity = 150 grams (wine-fried)
Cold Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Phellodendri
Chinese:
黄柏
Tone Marks:
huáng băi
Translation:
Yellow Fir
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)
Quantity = 30 grams (wine-fried)
Cold Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Channels:
LU, ST, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Chinese:
知母
Tone Marks:
zhī mŭ
Translation:
Know About Mother
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 60 grams
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
Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis)
Quantity = 120 grams (deep-fried)
Cold Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Plastrum Testudinis
Chinese:
龟板
Tone Marks:
guī băn
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 60 grams
Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony
Hu Gu (Tiger Bone)
Quantity = 60 grams
Warm Hu Gu (Os Tigris)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Os Tigris
Chinese:
虎骨
Tone Marks:
hŭ gŭ
Suo Yang (Fleshy Stem of Cynomorium)
Quantity = 45 grams
Warm Suo Yang (Herba Cynomorii Songarici)
Channels:
LI, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Herba Cynomorii Songarici
Chinese:
锁阳
Tone Marks:
suŏ yáng
Translation:
Lock Yang (Qi)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 15 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
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 60 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

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