Yin Chen Hao Tang (Artemisia Yinchenhao Decoction)

Yin Chen Hao Tang (Artemisia Yinchenhao Decoction)

Formula 12 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern formulations usually double this dosage. The strength of the purgative effect of this formula can be changed by substituting Shu Da Huang for Da Huang, or adding Da Huang towards the end of the cooking process.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris)
Quantity = 18 grams
Cool Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao)
Channels:
LIV, SP, GB, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao
Chinese:
茵陈
Tone Marks:
yīn chén
Alt Names:
Yin Chen Hao, Main Yin Chen, Mian Chen
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow

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