Fu Zi Tang - Prepared Aconite Formula
Fu Zi Tang
Prepared Aconite Formula
Source of Fu Zi Tang: Discussion of Cold Damage (220 AD)
Safety of FU ZI TANG *
Though the FUZI used has been detoxified, it is necessary to pre boil this herb to insure that it is no longer toxic.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
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|Zhi Fu Zi (Aconiti Radix lateralis preparata) *|
|Bai Zhu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma)|
|Dang Shen (Codonopsis Radix)|
|Fu Ling (Poria)|
|Bai Shao (Paeoniae Radix alba)|
Fu Zi Tang Dosage and Administration
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
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 until 2 cups of medicine remain and the decoction can be tasted without any numbing sensation of the tongue.. 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 60 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour.
What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- 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)