Wen Dan Tang
温胆汤

 

 

Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction

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

AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Gastritis • Peptic ulcer • Hepatitis • Bronchitis • Meniere's disease • Neurosis • Schizophrenia
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Research (sample)
Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Clear Heat ⌕    Subcategory: Clear Heat and Transform Phlegm ⌕      Family:  ⌕      Source: San Yin Ji Yi Bing Zheng Fang Lun  ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Transform phlegm • Clear gallbladder • Regulate Qi • Harmonize stomach
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue - •       Pulse -      Face/other 
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Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Zhu Ru
6g
Zhi Shi
6g
Zhi Ban XiaPinellia Root • 半夏 Transform Phlegm Stop Cough
6g
Transforms phlegm • Dries dampness • Stop cough • Stop wheezing • Relieve nausea • Relieve vomiting • Relief toothaches • Dissolve lumps Warming • Drying • Antitussive • Antiemetic
Chen Pi • Tangerine Rind • 陈皮 Regulate Qi
9g
Stop cough • Stop vomiting • Regulate Qi • Harmonize middle jiao • Expel phlegm • Resolve dampness The older the Chen Pi, the better the quality. Anti-inflammatory • Antihistamine • Antioxidant • Antiviral • Expectorant • Hypertensive
Fu LingPoria Mushroom • 茯苓 Drain Dampness
4.5g
Dry dampness • Tonify spleen • Calm spirit • Relief edema • Detox food poisoning • Promote urination Diuretic • Antibacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-allergic • Hypoglycemic • Antacid • Sedative • Immunity booster
Zhi Gan CaoLicorice Root • 甘草 Tonify Qi
3g
Tonify spleen • Tonify qiTonify 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
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
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Caution
ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Ban Xia: Yin deficiency cough • Bleeding • Dehydration • Heat • Pregnancy • Antidepressant drugs • Blood pressure medication • Terfenadine (antihistamine) • Foods: lamb, goat
Chen Pi: Excess internal heat • Dry cough from heat, yin deficiency or qi deficiency • Cough with blood • Red tongue • Fluid deficiency
Fu Ling: Foods: Vinegar, pickled food
Gan Cao: High blood pressure • Low potassium • Pork • Seaweed • Chinese cabbage • Anti-diabetic drugs • Diuretic drugs
Notes

 

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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