Ren Shen Bai Du San (Ginseng Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences)

Ren Shen Bai Du San (Ginseng Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences)

Formula 21 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Invasion of Exterior Wind-Cold-Damp with underlying Qi Deficiency

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and dispels wind, cold, and damp
  • Replenishes the Qi and strengthens the Spleen

Indications:

  • High fever with severe chills
  • No sweating.
  • Aches, pains, and stiffness in the head and neck. Pain and soreness in the extremities.
  • Rough sounding cough with expectoration of white sputum.
  • Full sensation of the chest, nasal congestion, and sonorous breathing.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Normal color with white greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and soggy pulse

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Early Stage Dysentery
  • Early Stage Measles
  • Suppurative Infections

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula is drying and warming Do not use in excess or heat conditions.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 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
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 6-9 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
Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root
Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cool Zhi Ke (Fructus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳壳
Tone Marks:
zhĭ ké
Alt Names:
Zhi Qiao
Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Slightly Cold Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Peucedani
Chinese:
前胡
Tone Marks:
qián hú
Translation:
Before Barbarians
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 6-9 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 = 3 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
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He

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