Herb Formulas Notebook

Xin Jia Huang Long Tang

Yellow Dragon Decoction

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong

Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Yangming Excess with deficiency of Qi,Blood and Yin.

Key Symptoms: Constipation, abdominal distention, hardness and fullness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dry mouth and throat, cracked lips

Tongue: Dry, yellow or black tongue coating with cracks
Pulse: Deficient

Sheng Di Huang 15g
Gan Cao 6g
Ren Shen 4.5g
Da Huang 9g
Mang Xiao 3g
Xuan Shen 15g
Mai Men Dong 15g
Dang Gui 3.5g
Hai Shen 2pcs

In the UK Mang Xiao must be substituted with Yu Li Ren. Hai Shen must be substituted too, perhaps with Hei Zhi Ma and Huo Ma Ren.

Preparation: Decoction. Add ginger juice before taking.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, augments the Qi, drains Heat and purges.

This formula was aimed at a severe condition with little hope, aimed at "avoiding regret for having failed by not trying". In reality a condition like this would be treated in hospital but elements, combinations or the strategies employed by this formula may be useful in less severe cases that are more likely to be seen in a modern clinic.

Research Links:
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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