Liang Ge San (Cool the Diaphragm Powder)

Liang Ge San (Cool the Diaphragm Powder)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue or red edges with a dry white or yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid, possibly slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind all herbs into an even powder, taking 6-12 Grams with liquid, 2 to 3 times a day with honey and 3 Grams of Dan Zhu Ye.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 600 grams
Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow
Mang Xiao (Sodium Sulfate, Mirabilite, Glauber's Salt)
Quantity = 600 grams
Cold Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Natrii Sulfas
Chinese:
芒硝
Tone Marks:
máng xiāo
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 600 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
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 300 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
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit)
Quantity = 300 grams
Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Quantity = 1,200 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
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 300 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

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