Herb Formulas Notebook

Di Tan Tang

Scour Out Phlegm Decoction

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Source: Fine Formulas of Wonderful Efficacy (1470)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Phlegm obstructing the orifices of the Heart and Collaterals of the tongue due to Wind-Stroke

Key Symptoms: Stiffness of the tongue and speech impairment

Tongue: Stiff, possibly deviated

Zhi Tian Nan Xing 7.5g
Zhi Ban Xia 7.5g
Fu Ling 6g
Zhi Shi 6g
Ju Hong 4.5g
Shi Chang Pu 3g
Ren Shen 3g
Zhu Ru 2.1g
Gan Cao 2.1g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Scours out Phlegm, opens the sensory orifices, tonfies the Qi

Contraindications: Pregnancy. Caution in weak patients.

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