JIA WEI WEN DAN TANG 加味溫聸湯 - Augmented Warm the Gallbladder Formula
JIA WEI WEN DANG TANG Ingredients:
|Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum||Ban Xia||10%|
|Caulis Bambusae In Taeniam / Shaved Bamboo||Zhu Ru||10|
|Fr. Aurantii Immaturus / Immature Bitter Orange||Zhi Shi||10|
|Per. Citri Reticulatae / orange peel||Chen Pi||20|
|Poria Mushroom / fruiting body||Fu Ling||5|
|Glycyrrhizae Radix / Licorice Root||Gan Cao||5|
|Fr. Jujube / Red date||Da Zao||5|
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens / Fresh Ginger Root||Sheng Jiang||10|
|Fr. Schisandra||Wu Wei Zi||5|
|Rx. Codonopsis||Dang Shen||5|
|Rx. Rehmannia||Shu Di Huang||5|
|Sm. Jujuba||Suan Zao Ren||5|
Dosage and Administration of JIA WEI WEN DAN TANG
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 of herbs in 2-quarts of water or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Chen Pi should be added during the last 5 minutes of boiling.
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.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 60 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 (in this formula), 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.
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.