Zhen Ling Dan (Rouse the Spirit Special Pill)

Zhen Ling Dan (Rouse the Spirit Special Pill)

Formula 15 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dark purple tongue, possibly with purple spots

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged, thin, and wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all substances, except Zhu Sha, into an even powder. Mix with water and 120 grams of ground glutinous rice, and form into pills. The pills are then coated with Zhu Sha.
  • Take one 9-12 gram pill, once a day with warm water or wine on an empty stomach.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Yu Liang Shi (Limonite, Limonitum)
Quantity = 120 grams
Neutral Yu Liang Shi (Limonite)
Channels:
LI, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin:
Limonite
Chinese:
禹馀粮
Tone Marks:
yú liáng shí
Translation:
Surplus Grain Store
Zi Shi Ying (Flourite)
Quantity = 120 grams
Warm Zi Shi Ying (Fluoritum)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fluoritum
Chinese:
紫石英
Tone Marks:
zĭ shí yīng
Translation:
Purple Stone Radiance
Chi Shi Zhi (Halloysite, Kaolin)
Quantity = 120 grams
Warm Chi Shi Zhi (Hallyositum Rubrum)
Channels:
ST, LI. (SP)
Properties:
Sweet, Sour, Astringent, Warm
Latin:
Hallyositum Rubrum
Chinese:
赤石脂
Tone Marks:
chì shí zhī
Alt Names:
Hong Gao Ling, Chi Shi Tu
Translation:
Crimson Stone Resin
Dai Zhe Shi (Hematite)
Quantity = 120 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
Ru Xiang (Frankincense Resin)
Quantity = 60 grams
Warm Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Resina Olibani
Chinese:
乳香
Tone Marks:
rŭ xiāng
Translation:
Fragrant Milk
Mo Yao (Myrrh)
Quantity = 60 grams
Neutral Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Resina Myrrhae
Chinese:
没药
Tone Marks:
mò yào

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