Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang (Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction)

Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang (Rhinoceros Horn and Rehmannia Decoction)

Formula 5 of 30 in Formulas that Clear Heat

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  • Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Shui Niu Jiao, powdered or shaved, should be substituted for Xi Jiao, as Xi Jiao is from an endangered species. If substituted, the dosage of Shui Niu Jiao should be 30-120 grams. Shui Niu Jiao is usually cooked for 20 minutes separately before it is added to the main decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Thousand Ducat Formulas (Qian Jin Yao Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn)
Quantity = 3-4 grams
Cold Xi Jiao (Cornu Rhinoceri)
Photo Note:
Shui Niu Jiao (water buffalo) Shown
Channels:
HT, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Cornu Rhinoceri
Chinese:
犀角
Tone Marks:
xī jiăo
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 24-30 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
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root)
Quantity = 9-12 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
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root)
Quantity = 6-8 grams
Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí

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