Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
独活寄生汤

 

 

Angelica Pubescens Taxillus Decoction

 Disclaimer    For educational purposes only.  Do not use as medical advice

AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Chronic Rheumatic arthritis • Neck pain • Lower back pain • Osteoarthritis • Sciatica • Osteoarthritis • Rheumatic sciatica • Post-polio syndrome • Hyperosteogeny • Ankylosing spondylitis • Postpartum aches and pains • Bi Zheng
Attributes: Anti-inflammatory • Antiplatelet • Analgesic • Increase blood flow
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Other Names: Pubescent Angelica and Loranthus Decoction • Tu Huo Chi Sheng Tang • Tuhuo & Loranthus Combination
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Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Expel Dampness ⌕    Subcategory: Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness ⌕      Family:  ⌕      Source: Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang  ⌕       Related Formulas: Jin Tong Tang • Yao Tong Fang Er Hao • Xi Tong Fang Er Hao • Yao Tong Fang Yi Hao • Xi Tong Fang Yi Hao
Actions
Tonify liver • Tonify kidney • Nourish Qi • Nourish blood • Dispel wind • Dry Dampness • Dispel cold
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -Pale tongue • White coat      Pulse -Weak • Thin • Slow pulse      Face/other 
Patterns: Cold Bi with Liver and Kidney Deficiency 
Indications: Chronic joint pain • Lower back pain • Joint stiffness • Palpitations • Shortness of breath
Contraindications: Yin deficiency • Heat Bi • Acute arthritis
Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

HERBS Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Du Huo

9g
Xi Xin

6g
Fang Feng

6g
Qin Jiao

6g
Sang Ji Sheng

6g
Du ZhongEucommia Bark • 杜仲 Tonify Yang
6g
Tonify kidneys • Tonify liver • Prevent miscarriages • Tonify bones and tendons • Promote circulation Anti-aging • Stress reducer • Anxiety reducer • AdaptogenPhytoestrogen
Chuan Niu Xi

6g
Dang GuiChinese Angelica • 当归 Tonify Blood
6g
Tonifies blood • Regulate menstruation • Invigorate blood • Disperse cold • Moisten intestines • Unblock bowels • Reduce swelling of sores • Alleviate pain from blood stasis phytoestrogen • antispasmodic • cholagogue • antibaterial • antiviral • antiobesity • anti-inflammatory • antifungal • mild laxative • immune system boost
Chuan Xiong • Szechuan Lovage • 川芎
6g
Tonify liver • Tonify kidney • Nourish Qi • Nourish blood • Dispel wind • Dry Dampness • Dispel cold Anticoagulant • Antiplatelet • Analgesic • Antitussive • Anti-inflammatory • Hypotensive • Sedative
Sheng Di Huang • Rehmannia • 生地黄 Clear Heat Cool Blood
6g
Clear heat • Cools blood • Nourish Yin • Cool heart fire • Add fluids Immune system booster • coagulant • antidiabetic • hepatoprotective • hypotensive • anti-aging • antioxidant • antihistamine • emmenagogue
Bai Shao • White Root Peony • 白芍 Tonify Blood
6g
Tonify blood • Regulate menses • Soothes liver • Relieve pain • Preserve yin analgesic • antibacterial • anti-inflammatory • hepatoprotective • immune system boost • sedative
Ren ShenGinseng • 人参 Tonify Qi
6g
Tonify yuan qi • Tonify lung qi • Tonify heart qi • Calms spirit • Stop thirst • Helps impotence adaptogen • anti-aging • anticoagulantantiplatelet • antioxidant • antiplatelet • immunity booster • anti-inflammatory • antidepressant • hepatoprotective • stimulant
Fu LingPoria Mushroom • 茯苓 Drain Dampness
6g
Dry dampness • Tonify spleen • Calm spirit • Relief edema • Detox food poisoning • Promote urination Diuretic • Antibacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-allergic • Hypoglycemic • Antacid • Sedative • Immunity booster
Rou GuiCinnamon Bark • 肉桂 Warm Interior Expel Cold
6g
Warm interior • Disperse cold • Unblock channels • Relieve pain • Helps build qi and blood Antimicrobial • anticoagulant • teratogenic • emmenagogue • antiparasitic • antibiotic • hypoglycemic •analgesic • anti-inflammatory • antioxidant • free radical scavenging • sedative • memory enhancer
Gan CaoLicorice Root • 甘草 Tonify Qi
3g
Tonify spleen • Tonify qi • Tonify blood • Clear heat • Stop cough • Lubricate lungs • Stop wheezing • Reduce spasm • Relieve pain • Harmonize other herb effectsEnters all 12 channels, often serve as envoy in a formula. Hypoglycemic • Antiarrhythmic • Expectorant • Antidiarrheal • Antiulcer • Hepatoprotective • Antiulcer • Immunostimulant • Antitussive • Antiviral • Detox • Demulcent • Anti-inflammatory • Laxative • Emmenagogue • Antimicrobial • Spasmolytic
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Directions: Grid everything into a powder.  Cook with 10 cups of water until 3 cups remain.  Divide into 3 equal doses.
Modifications For
+ Qiang Huo + Jing Jie Wind heat signs 3, 22
+ Hou Po + Mei Gui Hua + He Huan Hua Soothe liver 3,
+ Bai He + Dan Shen Dispersing stagnation and tonifying heart 3,
+ Chuan Lian Zi Decending Qi 3,

Caution
ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Dang Gui: Autoimmune disorder • Pregnancy • Blood thinner drugs (Wafarin) • Diarrhea • Yin deficiency with heat • Abdominal distention from dampness
Sheng Di Huang: Yang deficiency • Blood deficiency • Spleen deficiency • Stomach deficiency
Bai Shao: Breast feeding • Pregnancy • Bleeding Disorder • Scheduled Surgery
Ren Shen: Autoimmune disorder • Blood thinner medication • Diabetes medication • Blood pressure medication • Caffeine • Yin deficiency • Stagnant fire • Hypertension • Bleeding disorders • Pain in chest • Excess heat
Fu Ling: Foods: Vinegar, pickled food
Du Zhong: Latex allergies • Yin deficiency heat
Gan Cao: High blood pressure • Low potassium • Pork • Seaweed • Chinese cabbage • Anti-diabetic drugs • Diuretic drugs
Rou Gui: Pregnancy • Severe heat from yin deficiency • Interior heat
Chuan Xiong: Pregnancy • Blood thinners • Fire from yin deficiency • Dry tongue • Dry mouth • Fever • Profuse menstrual bleeding • Spleen deficiency • Poor appetite • Nausea • Vomiting • Unexplained sweating
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Bibliography: [3], [8], [9], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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