Ma Huang Xi Xin Fu Zi Tang (Ephedra, Asarun, and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

Ma Huang Xi Xin Fu Zi Tang (Ephedra, Asarun, and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Wind Cold with Yang Deficiency
  • Simultaneous Tai-Yang and Shao-Yin Syndromes

Actions:

  • Releases Exterior, dispels Wind-Cold, and Tonifies the Yang

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White slippery coat

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of severe Yang Deficiency

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Bladder, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)
Channels:
LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Herba Ephedrae
Chinese:
麻黄
Tone Marks:
má huáng
Translation:
Hemp Yellow
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
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = 6 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

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