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  Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Clematis and Stephania Combination (Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang)  
 


1308 疏經活血湯 (Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang)

 

Clematis and Stephania Combination

 

Relax the Channels and Invigorate the Blood Decoction 

 


Formulation

 

Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical name

Pin Yin Name

English Name

當歸

Radix Angelicae sinensis

Dang Gui

Chinese Angelica Root

白芍

Radix Paeoniae alba  

Bai Shao

White Peony

川芎

Rhizoma Chuanxiong

Chuan Xiong

Ligusticum

生地黃

Radix Rehmanniae 

Sheng Di Huang

Rehmannia

桃仁

Semen Persicae   

Tao Ren

Persica

茯苓

Poria 

Fu Ling

Hoelen

蒼朮

Rhizoma Atractylodis

Cang Zhu

Atractylodes

陳皮

Pericarpium Citri reticulatae   

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel

羌活

Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii 

Qiang Huo

Notopterygium Root

白芷

Radix Angelicae dahuricae

Bai Zhi

Dahurian Angelica Root

威靈仙

Radix Clematidis 

Wei Ling Xian

Clematis

粉防己

Radix Stephaniae tetrandrae

Fen Fang Ji

Stephania

龍膽

Radix Gentianae 

Long Dan

Gentiana

防風

Radix Saposhnikoviae

Fang Feng

Saposhnikovia

川牛膝

Radix Chyathulae

Chuan Niu Xi

Cyathulae

生薑

Rhizoma Zingiberis recens  

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger

甘草

Radix Glycyrrhizae 

Gan Cao

Licorice

 

Classic Literature Reference

Wan Bing Hui Chun (Bring Spring Back to Myriad Diseases, 1587),

Compiler: Gong, Ting-xian.

 

Indications

Traditional: Blood stagnation due to the affliction of wind-cold-dampness, marked by severe pain in the muscles, joints, and nerves, especially soreness and aching below the waist.

 

Modern: Gout, mucoid arthritis of the knees, lumbago, sciatica, numbness in the legs, purpura, hemiplegia, hypertension, and postpartum pain due to thrombus.

Pattern of Blood Stagnation due to the Affliction of Wind-Cold-Dampness

 

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