Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang (Notopterygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness)

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang (Notopterygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness)

Formula 19 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Clarifying Doubts About Injury from Internal and External Causes (Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Bladder, Kidneys, Spleen, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Stomach

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Chinese:
独活
Tone Marks:
dú huó
Translation:
Self Reliant Existence
Gao Ben (Straw Weed, Chinese Lovage Root)
Quantity = 3-4.5 grams
Warm Gao Ben (Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis)
Channels:
BL
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis
Chinese:
藁本
Tone Marks:
găo bĕn
Translation:
Ligusticum root
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)
Quantity = 3-4.5 grams
Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 3-4.5 grams
Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng
Man Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit)
Quantity = 2-3 grams
Cool Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis)
Channels:
BL, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Viticis
Chinese:
蔓荆子
Tone Marks:
màn jīng zĭ
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3-4.5 grams
Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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