Zhen Ren Yang Zang Tang (True Man's Decoction to Nourish the Organs)

Zhen Ren Yang Zang Tang (True Man's Decoction to Nourish the Organs)

Formula 6 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:

  • Pale tongue with a white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slow thin pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen

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:

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

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon)
Quantity = 3-4.5 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
Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg Seeds)
Quantity = 9-15 grams (dry-fried)
Warm Rou Dou Kou (Semen Myristicae Fragrantis)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Chinese:
肉豆蔻
Tone Marks:
ròu dòu kòu
Translation:
Fleshy Cardamom
He Zi (Myrobalan Fruit)
Quantity = 6-15 grams
Neutral He Zi (Fructus Terminaliae Chebulae)
Channels:
LU, ST, LI.
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Astringent, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Terminaliae Chebulae
Chinese:
荷子
Tone Marks:
hè zĭ
Ying Su Ke (Opium Poppy Husk)
Quantity = 6-20 grams (honey-fried)
Neutral Ying Su Ke (Pericarpium Papaveris Somniferi)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Sour, Astringent, Neutral, Toxic
Latin:
Pericarpium Papaveris Somniferi
Chinese:
罂粟壳
Tone Marks:
yīng sù ké
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 9-15 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
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6-12 grams
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
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3-9 grams
Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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