Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang
Pin Ying Name: Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang
English Name: Bupleurum & Dragon Bone Decoction
Chinese Name: 柴胡加龍骨牡蠣湯
Herbs & Actions
Resolves the Shao Yang, disperses Wind-Heat, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi and relieves Stagnation.
With Huang Qin, restores the normal functioning of the Liver and Gallbladder and treats Heat in the Shao Yang. With Huang Qin and Zhi Ban Xia, for Shao Yang disorders with alternating chills and fever and a sensation of fullness in the hypochondria and chest With Huang Qin, Ren Shen and Zhi Ban Xia, for Heat in the Shao Yang.
Clears Lung Heat, drains Fire, dries Dampness and calms ascending Liver Yang.
With Da Huang, for constipation.
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Descends rebellious Qi, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and assists Chai Hu and Huang Qin in resolving the Shao Yang.
With Fu Ling, transforms fluids and opens the diaphragm. With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting due to Cold, thin mucus. With Huang Qin, for Phlegm-Heat induced Rebellious Qi with cough, nausea, and vomiting.
Tonifies Qi, improves Wei Qi, tonifies Qi in Deficiency patients with Exterior conditions and calms the Spirit.
With Fu Ling, strengthens and protects the Spleen.
Tonifies the Middle Jiao, augments Qi, tonifies the Lungs and restores the constitution and assists herbs that release the exterior or drain downward when there is significant Qi Deficiency – Substitutes for Ren Shen.
With Fu Ling, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies with fatigue, a sensation of fullness in the abdomen, dizziness, lethargy, shortness of breath, anorexia and loose stools or diarrhea.
Tai Zi Shen
Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies the Lungs and tonifies Qi – Substitutes for Ren Shen.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the Middle, stops vomiting, warms the Lungs, stops cough, reduces the toxicity of other herbs and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Da Zao, regulates the Ying and Wei, treats External Wind-Cold, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, protects the Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal. tract by other herbs, prevents tonics from generating Dampness in the Middle Jiao and prevents Phlegm accumulation. With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting and productive cough due to Phlegm-Dampness. With Gui Zhi, harmonizes the Ying and Wei to drive out pathogens.
Releases the exterior, assists the Yang to relieve sensations of heaviness, adjusts the Ying and We, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels and warms the Middle and directs Turbid Yin downward.
With Fu Ling, for palpitations and dyspnea due to Heart Yang Deficiency. With Chai Hu, for Tai Yang Stage moving to Shao Yang Stage. With Da Huang, for Blood Stasis (removes Stasis and unblocks the flow of Qi) and combined Interior/Exterior conditions with chills, headache, fever, sweating and abdominal fullness and pain.
Promotes urination, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao, transforms Phlegm, calms the Spirit and soothes the nerves.
With Zhi Ban Xia, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting, hiccups, coughs with clear, profuse Phlegm and loose and watery stools. . With Gui Zhi, warms and transforms fluids, unblocks Yang and promotes urination.
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Settles anxiety and calms the Spirit, calms the Liver and anchors and preserves floating Yang.
Heavily settles and calms the Spirit, calms the Liver, benefits Yin and anchors floating Yang.
With Long Gu and Qian Dan, calms the Spirit. With Long Gu and Gui Zhi, for restlessness, irritability, palpitations and spontaneous sweating due to Floating Yang.
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Drains Heat and purges accumulations, clears Heat, transforms Dampness, promotes urination, invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and resolves Yang Ming Level disorders with delirious speech.
Fr. Zizyphi Jujube
Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, nourishes Blood, calms the Spirit and moderates and harmonizes the other herbs.
Descends Phlegm, suppresses spasms and stops malarial disorders. (Toxic – use caution).
With Chai Hu, Long Gu and Huang Qin, for convulsions, palpitations, insomnia or malarial disorders.
Dai Zhe Shi
Calms the Liver, anchors Floating Yang, strongly descends rebellious Qi and clears Liver Fire – Substitutes for Qian Dan.
Sheng Tie Luo
Calms the Liver and sedates the Spirit – Substitutes for Qian Dan.
Harmonizes the Shao Yang
Unblocks the three Yang Stages
Sedates and calms the Spirit
Relieves the chest and subcardiac regions
Adjusts the Central Nervous System
Improper use of purgatives before the pathogen enters Yang Ming or Shao Yang
Shao Yang Fu with underlying Liver Qi Stagnation
Disorders due to fright
Phlegm in the Liver and Gallbladder
Irregular heartbeat that occurs at rest
Fullness and distention in the chest
Occasional fright palpitations
Palpitations at the abdomen
Tends toward mania and convulsions
Tends toward fatigue and clumsiness of limbs
Profuse expectoration of Phlegm
Bitter taste in the mouth
A sensation of extreme heaviness of the body
Inability to rotate the trunk
Difficulty moving the body
P: Wiry and rapid
General anxiety disorder
First or second degree A-V block
Spasm of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
Hyperacidity in children
Post-ischemic brain injury
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Do not use for Deficiency conditions.
Use with caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies.