Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Alternative Medicine Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Transforms Water and Dampness

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

Notopterygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness


Main Action of Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to expel wind and dampness. The formula is best suitedin conditions of wind dampness stagnated in the superficial aspects of the body between the ying and wei levels. This condition is most commonly found inpeople who have caught a cold after sweating profusely or individuals who live in a damp environment.


Indications and Symptoms for Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

heavy painful head, generalized sensations of heaviness, back pain, generalized pain, difficulty in rotating trunk, mild fever, chills Tongue - White coat Pulse - floating



Herbal Ingredients of Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

Qiang Huo (Rhizoma et Radix notopterygii, Notopterygium Root, Chiang -huo)

- 3g. -expels wind dampness from upper body

Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis, Pubescentis, Pubescent Angelica Root, Tu -huo)

- 3g. -expel wind dampness from lower body

Gao Ben (Rhizoma et Radix ligustici, Chinese Lovage Root, Ligusticum Root)

- 1.5g. -expel wind and dampness from the exterior

Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae, Ledebouriella Root, Siler)

- 1.5g. -expel wind and dampness from the exterior

Chuan Xiong (Radix Ligustici Chuanxiong, Szechuan Lovage Root, Enidium)

- 1.5g. -invigorates blood, relieve heaviness and pain in the head

Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis, Vitex Fruit)

- 0.9g. -relieves headache

Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis, Licorice Root)

- 1.5g. -harmonizes other herbs within formula



Cooking Preparation of Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang The natural medicine herbs in this formula should be ground intoa coarse powder and taken as a draft before meals on an empty stomach. The formula should promote a mild sweatingwhich releases the ying and wei level dampness obstruction. The typical dosage today is 2 -3 times the specified dosage.


Additional Information on Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang Today this Herbal formula is generally used in a small amount by practitioners to produce a slight sweat as a great sweat can injure the yang Qi and fluids. This alternative medicine formula has also been used to treat headaches which have a heavy pain. Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang is more effective than Jiu Wei Qign Huo Tang (Nine-Herb Decoction with Notopterygium) in treating systemic wind dampness. This formula has been able to treat such diseases as upper respiratory tract infection, rheumatic fever and muscular headaches when theappropriate symptoms are present.