Herb Formulas Notebook


Huang Tu Tang

(Yellow Earth Decoction)

<< Back


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



Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Spleen Yang deficiency failing to control Blood

Key Symptoms: Blood in the stool, vomiting or spitting up blood, nosebleeds or abnormal uterine bleeding of dark or pale blood accompanied by cold extremities

Tongue: Pale with white coating
Pulse: Submerged, thin and forceless



Ingredients
Zao Xin Tu 18g
Sheng Di Huang 9g
E Jiao 9g
Bai Zhu 9g
Zhi Fu Zi 9g
Gan Cao 9g
Bao Fu Zi 9g
Huang Qin 9g

Subsitutions:
In the UK several ingredients must be substituted.
Zao Xin Tu is often replaced with Chi Shi Zhi at 3-4x the dosage. In the UK both must be substituted with He Zi + Jin Guan Hua.
E jiao == Gou Qi Zi + Mo Han Lian or Nu Zhen Zi
Fu Zi == Rou Gui + Gan Jiang + Xian Mao
In addition Ai Ye would be a good substitute for stopping bleeding and warming the Middle Jiao and channels



Preparation: Decoction

Actions: Warms the Yang, strengthens the Spleen, nourishes the Blood, stops Bleeding

Contraindications: Bleeding due to excess Heat and in the presence of external pathogens.


Reference Notes: (click to display)

These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.