San Jia Fu Mai Tang (Three Shell Decoction to Restore the Pulse)

San Jia Fu Mai Tang (Three Shell Decoction to Restore the Pulse)

Formula 11 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Blood and Yin Deficiency causing Rising Liver Yang and Liver Wind

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Deep red dry tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin, rapid, forceless pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 18 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
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 18 grams
Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 18 grams
Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)
Quantity = 15 grams
Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat
Huo Ma Ren (Hemp Seeds or Cannabis Seeds)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis Sativae)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Cannabis Sativae
Chinese:
火麻仁
Tone Marks:
huŏ má rén
Translation:
Fire Hemp Seeds
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
Channels:
KID, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Chinese:
阿胶
Tone Marks:
ē jiāo
Mu Li (Oyster Shell)
Quantity = 15 grams
Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì
Bie Jia (Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle Shell)
Quantity = 24 grams
Cold Bie Jia (Carapax Amydae Sinensis)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Carapax Amydae Sinensis
Chinese:
鳖甲
Tone Marks:
biē jiă
Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cold Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Plastrum Testudinis
Chinese:
龟板
Tone Marks:
guī băn

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