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Huangtu Tang


Decoction of Baked Yellow Earth

  1. 黄土汤
  2. 黃土湯

The Prescription of Huangtu Tang


The book Jin Gui Yao Lue



Zao Xin Tu: The principal drug, warming the middle-Jiao and stopping bleeding.

Bai Zhu and Fu Zi: Warming the spleen-Yang to invigorate the Qi in the middle-Jiao

Sheng Di and E Jiao: Nourishing Yin and blood.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

Huang Qin: Bitter in taste and cold in nature is compatible with Sheng Di sweet in flavor and cold and moisture in nature so as to restrain the over-warm and over-dry nature of Bai Zhu and Fu Zi.

The Effect of Huangtu Tang


Warming Yang, strengthening the spleen, nourishing blood and stopping bleeding.


Syndrome due to insufficiency of the spleen-Yang and deficiency-cold of the middle-Jiao, marked by bloody stools, or hematemesis, epistaxis, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, all with deep-colored blood, cold limbs, sallow complexion, pale tongue with whitish coating, and deep thready weak pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic hemorrhage of gastrointestinal tract and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.


Zao Xin Tu is decocted in water for the decoction, into which the other ingredients are put and decocted. The decoction is divided into 2 portions. 1 portion is taken each time.