Xiao Jian Zhong Tang (Minor Construct the Middle Decoction)

Xiao Jian Zhong Tang (Minor Construct the Middle Decoction)

Formula 5 of 10 in Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Indications:

  • Spasmodic and intermittent abdominal pain that is better with warmth and pressure

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Yi Tang is added to the final strained decoction. Da Zao is often reduced to 4 pieces.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Bladder, Liver

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Yi Tang (Barley Malt Sugar, Maltose)
Quantity = 18-30 grams
Slightly Warm Yi Tang (Saccharum Granorum)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Saccharum Granorum
Chinese:
饴糖
Tone Marks:
yí táng
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 18 grams
Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 6 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
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng
Da Zao (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 12 pieces
Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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