Herb Formulas Notebook

Dang Gui San

(Tangkuei Powder)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Problems in pregnancy due to long-standing Blood and Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Problems in pregnancy such as restless foetus disorder in thin women

Dang Gui 9g
Huang Qin 9g
Bai Shao 9g
Chuan Xiong 9g
Bai Zhu 4.5g

Preparation: Originally prepared as a powder and taken in 3-6g doses with rice wine but presently usually prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Tonifies Blood, strengthens the Spleen, clears Heat, calms restless foetus

The source text recommends it be taken regularly during pregnancy as a preventative measure.

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