Herb Formulas Notebook

Cong Chi Tang

(Scallion and Prepared Soybean Decoction)

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Source: Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One's Sleeve (3rd Century)
Author: Ge Hong

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Early stage of Externally contracted pathogen

Key Symptoms: Mild fever and slight chills without sweating, stuffy nose

Tongue: Thin white coat
Pulse: Floating

Cong Bai 9-12g
Dan Dou Chi 12-30g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Unblocks the Yang Qi in the Exterior and induces sweating

Can be used against Wind-Cold or Wind Heat pathogens.

The source text advises that if this fails to induce sweating then add Ge Gen and Sheng Ma. If this still does not work then add Ma Huang.

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