HERB FORMULAS

English: Antelope Horn and Uncaria Decoction
Also Known As: Ling Yang Gou Teng Tang
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Cornu Saigae Tataricae Ling Yang Jiao 1-4.5g Pacifies the Liver, extinguishes Wind, clears Heat and toxins, anchors Yang, and stops spasms and convulsions.
With Gou Teng, Sheng Di Huang and Ju Hua, for convulsions and opisthotonis associated with Liver Wind generated by Warm Febrile Disease.
With Gou Teng, Sheng Di Huang, Ju Hua and Bai Shao, for dizziness and vertigo.
(Cornu Naemorhedis) (Shan Yang Jiao) (10-45g) (Pacifies the Liver, and treats Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising. It may substitute for Ling Yang Jiao.)
(Concha Margaritaferae) (Zhen Zhu Mu) (10-45g) (Calms the Liver, anchors the Yang and drains Liver Fire. It may substitute for Ling Yang Jiao.)
Ram. Uncariae Gou Teng 9-20g Balances the liver and Pericardium, calms Wind and extinguishes Fire.
Fol. Mori Sang Ye 6-9g Clears the Liver and eyes.
With Ju Hua, clears Heat and dispels Wind from the Lungs and Liver and strengthens the formula’s Wind-extinguishing functions.
With Ju Hua, Ling Yang Jiao and Gou Teng, for cramps and spasms due to Liver Wind.
Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua 9-15g Calms the Liver and extinguishes Wind.
With Gou Teng, Sheng Di Huang and Bai Shao, for headaches due to Liver Wind with Yin Deficiency Fire.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6-12g Calms Liver Yang and astringes Yin.
With Sheng Di Huang, nourishes Yin and generates Fluids to soften the Liver and relax sinews.
With Gou Teng and Ju Hua, for headache and dizziness due to Liver Yang Rising.
With Gan Cao, for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach and epigastric, hypochondriac or flank pain.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 9-20g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes the Yin and Blood, cools Heart Fire and increases Fluids.
With Bai Shao, for Blood Deficiency Heat.
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu 9-12g Clears Heat and transforms Phlegm.
With Zhu Ru, clears Heat and transforms Phlegm.
Scl. Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen 9-12g Transforms Phlegm, pacifies the Heart, calms the Shen and treats irritability and restlessness caused by Heat attacking the Shen.
Caul. Bambusae In Taeniam Zhu Ru 6-15g Clears Heat and transforms Hot Phlegm.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-3g Resolves Phlegm, clears Heat, detoxifies and harmonizes.
With Bai Shao, strengthens Yin, relaxes sinews and moderates painful spasms.
  • Cools the Liver
  • Extinguishes Wind
  • Increases Fluids
  • Relaxes the sinews
  • Stops convulsions
  • Phlegm Obstructs the Heart Orifice-Tense Type (Yang Obstruction)
  • Liver Wind Stirring Internally: Extreme Heat Generates Wind
  • Wen Bing Xue Level Heat (Xue Fen) Generating Wind
  • Phlegm-Heat
  • Persistent high fever
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Twitching
  • Spasms of the extremities
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Deafness
  • Dry throat
  • Stiff neck with convulsions
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Maybe opisthotonos
  • Maybe expectoration of thick, yellow sputum
  • T: Deep red, dry or burnt with prickles
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Wiry and smooth
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Wind due to Deficiency.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For depletion of Fluids: For severe Heat:
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Rx. Isatidis/ Baphicacanthis Ban Lan Gen
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao + Sp. Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu + Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
For persistent high fever with severe wasting and injury to the Fluids:
For impaired consciousness with gurgling sounds in the throat:
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
+ Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong + Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Rz. Zingiberis Rhizomatis Succus Jiang Zhi
+ Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu
For severe tics, spasms or convulsions:
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao + Scorpio Quan Xie
For Heat primarily in the Qi level:
+ Scolopendra Wu Gong
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can
or
For Heat primarily in the Ying and Xue levels:
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
For Heat trapped internally with impaired consciousness:
or
+ Purple Snow Special Pill
Zi Xue Dan
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
or
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone
An Gong Niu Huang Wan
For hypertension headache and dizziness:
With Excess Interior Heat:
+ Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao
+ Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye + Sp. Prunellae Xiao Ku Cao
+ Sp. Prunellae Xia Ku Cao + Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Sm. Cassiae Jue Ming Zi + Concha Margaritaferae Zhen Zhu Mu
For Xue Stage Heat Kidney and Liver Deficiency Generates Wind:
+ Rx. Gastrodiae Tian Ma
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang
For hypertension:
+ Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Fr. Tribuli Bai Ji Li
For alteration of consciousness due to Phlegm Accumulation
For Yang Obstruction:
- Fol. Mori Sang Ye
+ Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang - Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ Succus Bambusae Zhu Li - Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
For Yang Obstruction muscle twitching or cramping:
- Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
- Fol. Mori Sang Ye - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu + 12g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
- Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 12g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
- Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen + 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 15g Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban
+ 12g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ 12g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 10g Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
+ 30g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
+ 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi + 15g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 15g Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban + 10g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ 10g Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
For Yang Obstruction with Excess Phlegm:
- Fol. Mori Sang Ye
+ 15g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi - Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 10g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
- Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
+ 3g Scorpio Quan Xie - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
or
+ 12g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
- Fol. Mori Sang Ye + 12g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu + 30g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
+ 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
- Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 15g Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban
- Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen + 10g Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 12g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao + 15g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 12g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 10g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ 30g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming + Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
+ 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
For Yang Obstruction with hiccup:
+ 15g Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban - Fol. Mori Sang Ye
- Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 10g Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
- Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
+ 15g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 10g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu + 12g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ 12g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 3g Scolopendra Wu Gong + 30g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
For Kidney failure:
+ 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 15g Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban
+ Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen
+ 10g Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang
For ebola:
+ Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + 15g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 10g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ Fol. Isatidis Da Qing Ye
+ Lithospermi/Arnebiae Zi Cao
For Excess Heat with fever and perspiration:
For Excess Heat with a clouded Spirit:
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ Purple Snow Special Pill
Zi Xue Dan
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For Excess Heat with constipation:
For Excess Heat with Blood Heat:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ Cornu Bubali Shui Niu Jiao + Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For hemiplegia:
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi - Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
For severe hemiplegia:
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 6g Concretio Silicea Bambusae Tian Zhu Huang
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Concretes Silicea Bambusae Tian Zhu Huang + 9g Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
+ 6g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ 9g Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
+ 6g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
For hemiplegia with a headache, tinnitus and vertigo:
+ 3g Scorpio Quan Xie - Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ 6g Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For hemiplegia with insomnia:
+ 6g Concretio Silicea Bambusae Tian Zhu Huang
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 9g Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 6g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ 6g Concretio Silicea Bambusae Tian Zhu Huang
+ 9g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ 9g Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing + 15g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
+ 6g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
For post-concussion syndrome:
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 9g Dens Draconis Long Chi + 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 9g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
For post-concussion syndrome with irritability, agitation and restlessness:
For post-concussion syndrome with nausea, vomiting and constipation:
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua + 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 12g Frusta Ferri Sheng Tie Luo + 9g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
+ 12g Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu + 6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For post-concussion syndrome with epileptic symptoms:
+ 12g Concha Ostreae Mu Li
For post-concussion syndrome with severe headaches:
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + 9g Scorpio Quan Xie
+ 12g Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang San
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi
+ 12g Pheretima Di Long
+ 12g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + 12g Rz. Gastrodiae Tian Ma
+ 9g Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
For post-concussion syndrome with insomnia and restlessness:
For post-concussion syndrome with depression, frequent worry and being easily angered:
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 12g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
+ 15g Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 15g Sm. Tritici Levis Fu Xiao Mai + 12g Flos Albizziae He Huan Hua
+ 15g Cx. Albizziae He Huan Pi + 12g Fr. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ 15g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
For eclampsia with Spleen Deficiency:
+ 9g Hb. Menthae Bo He + Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For eclampsia with convulsions:
+ Succus Bambusae Zhu Li
For eclampsia with Qi Deficiency:
+ Concretio Bambusae Silicea Tian Zhu Huang + Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
   
+ Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu