Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang (Sedate the Liver and Extinguish Wind Decoction)

Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang (Sedate the Liver and Extinguish Wind Decoction)

Formula 8 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency with internal Wind and rising Liver Yang

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry, long, and forceful pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Records of Heart Felt Experiences in Medicine with References to the West (Yi Xue Zhong Zhong Can Xi Lu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root)
Quantity = 30 grams
Neutral Huai Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae)
Channels:
LIV, KID
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Chinese:
懷牛膝
Tone Marks:
huái niú xī
Alt Names:
Niu Xi
Translation:
Ox Knee from Huai
Dai Zhe Shi (Hematite)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cold Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum)
Channels:
HT, LIV, PER
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Haematitum
Chinese:
代赭石
Tone Marks:
dài zhĕ shí
Translation:
Red Stone from Dai Country
Long Gu (Fossilized Mammal Bones)
Quantity = 15 grams
Neutral Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin:
Os Draconis
Chinese:
龙骨
Tone Marks:
lóng gŭ
Translation:
Dragon Bone
Mu Li (Oyster Shell)
Quantity = 15 grams
Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì
Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis)
Quantity = 15 grams
Cold Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Plastrum Testudinis
Chinese:
龟板
Tone Marks:
guī băn
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root)
Quantity = 15 grams
Cold Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis)
Channels:
KI, LU, ST
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Chinese:
玄参
Tone Marks:
xuán shēn
Alt Names:
Yuan Shen
Translation:
Dark Root
Tian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber)
Quantity = 15 grams
Cold Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis)
Channels:
KI, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis
Chinese:
天门冬
Tone Marks:
tiān mén dōng
Translation:
Lush Winter Aerial Plant
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 15 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
Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris)
Quantity = 6 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
Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
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
Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Chinese:
麦芽
Tone Marks:
mài yá
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 4.5 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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