Dan Dou Chi - Release Exterior: Wind Heat
(LU, ST) - (6-15g)


Danny DouChi Seed LOVES to go hiking outside - no matter if its hot or cold he just loves being outside. He says being outdoors and picking apples helps to eliminate irritability and harmonize the middle jiao.

English Name: soja, soybean, fermented soybean
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Sojae Praeparatum
Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly bitter, cold
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
outside - hot or cold expel exterior wind heat or wind cold
eliminate irritability and harmonize the middle jiao eliminates irritability


      Dan Dou Chi Actions and Indications
  • Release Exterior (W/H or W/C) (used for both hot and cold exterior disorders; suitable for patterns of yin deficiency with exterior disorder)
  • Eliminates Irritability and Harmonizes Middle Jiao (insomnia, restlessness, stifling sensation in chest followed by febrile disorder. For lack of appetite due to SP and ST deficiency use dan dou chi in a decoction by itself.)
  • (note: preparation consists of adding other herbs, steaming them together and then fermenting the mixture.... cooling type herbs are often used)
    Special Notes:
  • Dan Dou Chi can be either warm or cold depending on combination. With Sang Ye and Qing Hao it is cold, but it is warm if processed with Zi Su Ye and Ma Huang.
  • It is important to know how Dan Dou Chi has been processed so that it is prescribed correctly.

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