Huang Long Tang
黃龙汤

 

 

Yellow Dragon Decoction

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AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Diarrhea (green, watery, foul) • Abdominal pain when pressed • Abdominal distention and fullness
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Research (sample)
Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Drain Downward ⌕    Subcategory: Purge Heat Accumulation ⌕      Family:  ⌕      Source: Shang Han Liu Shu  ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Purges heat from interior • Supports normal qi
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -Thin • White      Pulse -      Face/other -Weak 
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Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Da Huang • Rhubarb • 大黄 Drain Downward Purgatives
9g-12g
Drain downward • Promote menstruation • Reduce accumulation • Drain fire • Cools blood • Clear heat • Dry dampness • Resolve blood stasis (add near end of decoction) Anti-inflammatory • Antibiotic • AntipyreticCholereticCholagogic • Hemostatic • Immunity booster • Laxative • Nephroprotective
Mang Xiao
9g-12g
Zhi Shi
6g-9g
Hou PoMagnolia Bark • 厚朴 Transform Dampness
3g-12g
Transform spleen dampness • Transform stomach dampness • Clear food stagnation • Transform Phlegm • Clear qi stagnation GABA-ergic • Sedative • Cannabimimetic • Antioxidant • Anticoagulant • Antidepressant • Anti-inflammatory • Antibiotic • Antispasmodic • Antitumor • Antimicrobial
Ren ShenGinseng • 人参 Tonify Qi
6g-9g
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
Dang GuiChinese Angelica • 当归 Tonify Blood
9g-12g
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
Jie Geng  • Platycodon Root • 桔梗 Transform Phlegm Stop Cough
3g-6g
Moves lung qi • Expel pus • Expel mucous • Soothes sore throat Expectorant • Hypoglycemic • Anticholesterol • Antifungal
Sheng JiangGinger (Raw) • 生姜 Release Exterior Wind Cold
9g
Release exterior • Stops vomiting • Relieve Nausea • Stops cough • Reduce herb toxicity • Regulate central flow of Qi Expectorant • Cough Suppressant • Digestive • Hypotensive • Antiplatelet • Stimulant • Analgesic • Anti-inflammatory • Antipyretic • Cholagogic • Antiemetic • Antimutagenic
Da ZaoJujube • 大枣 Tonify Qi
2 pieces
Tonify spleen • Tonify stomach • Tonify qi • Calm the spirit • Harmonize a formula • Tonify blood  Antibacterial • Antidepressant • Anti-inflammatory • Expectorant • Hepatoprotective • Hypotensive • Sedative
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
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
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Modifications For

Caution
  • Stop taking this formula as soon as it takes effect because aconite is toxic.

ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Da Huang: Pregnancy • Nursing • Menstruation • Qi deficiency • Blood deficiency • Stomach deficiency cold • Spleen deficiency cold • Normal or loose stool • Normal blood flow • Postpartum
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
Hou Po: Anticoagulant drugs • Antidepressant drugs
Dang Gui: Autoimmune disorder • Pregnancy • Blood thinner drugs (Wafarin) • Diarrhea • Yin deficiency with heat • Abdominal distention from dampness
Hou Po: Anticoagulant drugs • Antidepressant drugs
Jie Geng : Blood-stained mucus • Hypoglycemia • Tuberculosis • Anti-diabetic drugs
Sheng Jiang: Lung heat • Dry cough • Phlegm heat • Full heat • Yin deficiency with heat • Vomiting from stomach heat • Gallstones • Exterior deficiency with unexplained sweating • Horse meat
Da Zao: Epigastric discomfort and bloating • Food stagnation • Damp excess • Damp Phlegm • Intestinal worms
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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