Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang (Poria, Schisandra, Ginger, and Asarum Decoction)

Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang (Poria, Schisandra, Ginger, and Asarum Decoction)

Formula 10 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White slippery tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Stomach, Kidneys

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 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
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
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 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
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Photo Note:
Xi Xin Gen Shown
Channels:
LU, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Herba Asari Cum Radice
Chinese:
细辛
Tone Marks:
xì xīn
Translation:
Thin Spicy
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit)
Quantity = 6-12 grams
Warm Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Photo Note:
Nan Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Sphenanthera Rehd. et Wils.) Shown
Channels:
HT, KI, LU
Properties:
Sour, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Chinese:
五味子
Tone Marks:
wŭ wèi zĭ
Translation:
Five Flavored Seed

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