GAN LU YIN - Sweet Dew Decoction Formula
GAN LU YIN
Sweet Dew Decoction Formula
GAN LU YIN INGREDIENTS
- Sheng Di Huang (uncooked Radix Rehmanniae)
- Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis)
- Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi)
- Shi Hu (herba Dendrobii)
- Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae)
- Yin Chen Hao (herba Artemisiae Scopariae)
- Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
- Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Aurantii)
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
GAN LU YIN - Dosage and Administration
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet (50 grams) of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
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