Ma Huang Tang
麻黃湯 má huáng tāng, "Ephedra Decoction"


Translated Name: Ephedra Decoction
Category:
Release Exterior Cold
Decoction

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Components (4):
 HerbCommon NameQuantityUnit
麻黃 Ma Huang ephedra stem 9 grams
桂枝 Gui Zhi (Saigon) cinnamon twig, cassia twig 6 grams
杏仁 Xing Ren apricot seed or kernel 9 - 12 grams
炙甘草 Zhi Gan Cao Honey Prepared Licorice 3 grams
Tongue
Tongue:
Thin and white coating.
Pulse
Pulse:

Depth: Superficial (Floating)
Qualities: Tense (Tight)
Cautions
Cautions:
No caution data at this time
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Discussion of Cold Damage (Wiseman version)  Browse

Modifications

Modifications:  
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'''Alter Gui Zhi Quantity to ''' 3 grams '''Add Herb She Gan''' '''Add Herb Tian Hua Fen''': For sore throat - refer to:
Author: Dan Bensky and Randall Barolet
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'''Add Herb Zi Su Zi''' '''Add Herb Chen Pi''': For wheezing, a sensation of tightness in the chest and coughing of white, watery sputum. - refer to:
Author: Dan Bensky and Randall Barolet
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  Benjamin Satterfield
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'''Add Herb Shi Gao''': For Exterior Cold with Interior Heat - refer to:
Author: Dan Bensky and Randall Barolet
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'''Add Herb Huang Qi''': For concurrent yang deficiency - refer to:
Author: Dan Bensky and Randall Barolet
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