Shi Gao Tang (Gypsum Decoction)

Shi Gao Tang (Gypsum Decoction)

Formula 22 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:

  • Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (Wai Tai Bi Yao)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Bladder, Large Intestine, Heart, Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidneys

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shi Gao (Gypsum)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin:
Gypsum Fibrosum
Chinese:
石膏
Tone Marks:
shí gāo
Translation:
Stone Paste
Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)
Channels:
LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Herba Ephedrae
Chinese:
麻黄
Tone Marks:
má huáng
Translation:
Hemp Yellow
Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Praeparatum Sojae
Chinese:
淡豆敕
Tone Marks:
dàn dòu chì
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Coptidis
Chinese:
黄连
Tone Marks:
huáng lián
Translation:
Yellow Links
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Phellodendri
Chinese:
黄柏
Tone Marks:
huáng băi
Translation:
Yellow Fir
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi

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