Nuan Gan Jian (Warm the Liver Decoction)

Nuan Gan Jian (Warm the Liver Decoction)

Formula 7 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue, especially on the root and sides

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged tight pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Mu Xiang can be substituted for Chen Xiang at the same dosage, if Chen Xiang is not available.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Kidneys, Stomach, Bladder

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return
Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Channels:
LIV, LU, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Chinese:
枸杞子
Tone Marks:
gŏu qĭ zĭ
Xiao Hui Xiang (Fennel Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, KI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Foeniculi Vulgaris
Chinese:
小茴香
Tone Marks:
xiăo huí xiāng
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì
Wu Yao (Lindera Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Channels:
BL, KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Chinese:
乌药
Tone Marks:
wū yào
Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Channels:
KI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Chinese:
沉香
Tone Marks:
chén xiāng
Translation:
Sinking Fragrance
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 6 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
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 3-5 slices
Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

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