San Ren Tang (Three Nut Decoction)

San Ren Tang (Three Nut Decoction)

Formula 11 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 coating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry, thin, and soggy pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dosages are usually reduced by one half to two thirds.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel)
Quantity = 15 grams
Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren
Bai Dou Kou (Round Cardamom Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Bai Dou Kou (Fructus Amomi Kravanh)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic Slightly Warm (or Neutral)
Latin:
Fructus Amomi Kravanh
Chinese:
白豆寇
Tone Marks:
bái dòu kòu
Translation:
White Cardamom
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Chinese:
厚朴
Tone Marks:
hòu pò
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer
Yi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears)
Quantity = 18 grams
Slightly Cold Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
Channels:
SP, LU, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi
Chinese:
薏苡仁
Tone Marks:
yì yĭ rén
Alt Names:
Yi Ren, Yi Mi, Yi Ren Mi
Tong Cao (Rice Paper Pith, Tetrapanax)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Cold Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis Papyriferi)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Medulla Tetrapanacis Papyriferi
Chinese:
通草
Tone Marks:
tōng căo
Translation:
Unblocking Herb
Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Channels:
HT, SI, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Chinese:
淡竹叶
Tone Marks:
dàn zhú yè
Translation:
Bland Bamboo Leaves
Hua Shi (Talcum)
Quantity = 18 grams
Cold Hua Shi (Talcum)
Channels:
ST, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Talcum
Chinese:
滑石
Tone Marks:
huá shí
Translation:
Slippery Rock

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