Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang (Cimicifuga and Kudzu Decoction)

Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang (Cimicifuga and Kudzu Decoction)

Formula 9 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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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:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Liver

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Cool Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Chinese:
升麻
Tone Marks:
shēng má
Translation:
Ascending Hemp
Ge Gen (Pueraria, Kudzu Root)
Quantity = 3-9 grams
Cool Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae)
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Ye Ge Gen (Peureria Lobata)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Puerariae
Chinese:
葛根
Tone Marks:
gé gēn
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3 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
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Slightly Cold Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
赤芍
Tone Marks:
chì sháo
Translation:
Red Peony

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