Huang Tu Tang (Yellow Earth Decoction)

Huang Tu Tang (Yellow Earth Decoction)

Formula 7 of 9 in Formulas that Stop Bleeding

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Stop Bleeding

Pattern:

  • Spleen Yang Deficiency

Indications:

  • Profuse bleeding of dark blood not associated with any pain, accompanied by fatigue.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged thin and forceless pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Cook Fu Long Gan for 30-40 minutes before adding the other herbs. A higher dosage of 30-60 grams of Fu Long Gan is often used, or 3-4 times the dosage of Chi Shi Zhi is used in it's place.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Fu Long Gan (Ignited Yellow Earth)
Quantity = 18 grams
Warm Fu Long Gan (Terra Flava Usta)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Terra Flava Usta
Chinese:
伏龙肝
Tone Marks:
fú lóng gān
Alt Names:
Zao Xin Tu
Translation:
Hidden Dragon Liver
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 9 grams (dried)
Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
Channels:
KID, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Chinese:
阿胶
Tone Marks:
ē jiāo
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 9 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
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite)
Quantity = 9 grams
Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 9 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

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