Shen Fu Tang (Ginseng and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

Shen Fu Tang (Ginseng and Prepared Aconite Decoction)

Formula 9 of 10 in Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Faint pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. The decoction is prepared in water that has been boiled with Sheng Jiang and Da Zao.
  • Ren Shen is decocted in a double boiler before it is added to the strained Fu Zi decoction.
  • Dang Shen should not be substituted for Ren Shen, as it is not strong enough for this condition.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Revised Fine Formulas for Women (Jiao Zhu Fu Ren Liang Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys

There are 2 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 12 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 Zi (Processed Aconite)
Quantity = 9 grams
Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage

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