Herb Formulas Notebook

Di Dang Tang

Appropriate Decoction

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood buildup in the Lower Jiao

Key Symptoms: Firmness and distention of the lower abdomen with smooth urination, manic behaviour, forgetfulness, black stools that are easy to expel
Secondary Symptoms: Delayed menstruation or amenorrhoea, jaundice

Pulse: Submerged and slow-irregular
Abdomen: Firm and distended lower abdomen

Shui Zhi 9-12g
Meng Chong 9-12g
Tao Ren 6-9g
Da Huang 9g (wine washed)

In the UK the two chief ingredients require substitution. Some general recommendation are:

Shui Zhi == San Leng + E Zhu
Meng Chong == Mu Dan Pi + Chi Shao

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Breaks up and dispels Blood stasis

Contraindications: Pregnancy or deficiency patterns

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