Yi Guan Jian (Linking Decoction)

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Yi Guan Jian (Linking Decoction)

Formula 25 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency with Qi Stagnation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red and dry tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and frail pulse
  • Deficient and wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Continuation of Famous Physicians' Cases Organized by Categories (Xu Ming Yi Lei An)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

18-45 grams of Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)

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

9-18 grams of Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit)

Neutral Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Channels:
LIV, LU, KI
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Chinese:
枸杞子
Tone Marks:
gŏu qĭ zĭ

9 grams of Sha Shen (Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root)

Cool Sha Shen (Glehniae/Adenophorae Radix)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cool, Slightly Bitter
Latin:
Glehniae/Adenophorae Radix
Chinese:
沙参
Tone Marks:
shā shēn
Translation:
Sand Root From the South

9 grams of Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)

Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat

9 grams of Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

4.5 grams of Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit)

Cold Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Meliae Toosendan)
Channels:
LIV, SI, ST, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Fructus Meliae Toosendan
Chinese:
川楝子
Tone Marks:
chuān liàn zĭ
Alt Names:
Jin Ling Zi, Lian Shi

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