Xiao Xian Xiong Tang (Minor Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)

Xiao Xian Xiong Tang (Minor Sinking Into the Chest Decoction)

Formula 5 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery floating pulse
  • Slippery rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Spleen

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit)
Quantity = 24-30 grams (crushed)
Cold Gua Lou (Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii)
Channels:
LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii
Chinese:
栝楼
Tone Marks:
guā lóu
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)
Quantity = 3 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
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 9-12 grams (Ginger fried)
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

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