Ma Huang Tang (Ephedra Decoction)
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- Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders
- Exterior Wind-Cold Excess
- Promotes sweating, releases the exterior, and disperses wind cold
- Excess Wind Cold condition
- Chills and fever, no sweating, body aches, headache, wheezing, runny nose with clear discharge.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Thin white tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Floating and tight pulse
- Common Cold
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Used only in exterior excess Wind Cold, and it's use is ceased once sweating occurs
- Not for exterior deficient Wind Cold patterns.
- Not for exterior Wind Heat patterns.
- Not for patients that are prone to bleeding.
- Use caution in patients with Hypertension.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
- This formula is best used when there is NO sweating with an exterior cold condition.
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Bladder, Heart, Large Intestine
There are 4 Substances in this Chinese MedicneMa Huang (Ephedra Stem)
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