Yang He Tang (Yang Heartening Decoction)

Yang He Tang (Yang Heartening Decoction)

Formula 2 of 10 in Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Very pale tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and forceless pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Lu Jiao Shuang can be substituted for Lu Jiao Jiao, and Gui Zhi can be substituted for Rou Gui.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Complete Collection of Patterns and Treatments in External Medicine (Wai Ke Zheng Zhi Quan Sheng Ji)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 30 grams
Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow
Lu Jiao Jiao (Deer Horn Gelatin)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Lu Jiao Jiao (Gelatinum Cornu Cervi)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin:
Gelatinum Cornu Cervi
Chinese:
鹿角胶
Tone Marks:
lù jiăo jiāo
Alt Names:
Bai Jiao
Translation:
Deer Horn Gelatin
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon)
Quantity = 3 grams
Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì
Pao Jiang (Prepared Ginger, Black Roasted Ginger)
Quantity = 1.5 grams
Pao Jiang (Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST, Unknown
Properties:
Bitter, Astringent
Latin:
Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
炮姜
Tone Marks:
pào jiāng
Alt Names:
Hei Jiang
Bai Jie Zi (White Mustard Seed)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Bai Jie Zi (Semen Sinapis Albae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Semen Sinapis Albae
Chinese:
白芥子
Tone Marks:
bái jiè zĭ
Alt Names:
Huang Jie Zi
Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem)
Quantity = 1.5 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3 grams
Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

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