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Cong Chi Tang is a 2-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Scallions (Cong Bai) as a principal ingredient.
Invented in 3rd Centry, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear early-stage Exterior disorders. Its main actions are: 1) unblocks the Yang Qi (Defensive Qi) in the Exterior and 2) induces sweating .
In Chinese Medicine health conditions are thought to arise due to "disharmonies" in the body as a system. These disharmonies are called "patterns" and the very purpose of herbal formulas is to fight them in order to restore the body's harmony.
From a Western Medicine standpoint, such patterns can give rise to a range of conditions such as upper respiratory tract infections, common cold or influenza for instance.
On this page, after a detailed description of each of the two ingredients in Cong Chi Tang, we review the patterns and conditions that Cong Chi Tang helps treat.
Cong Bai is a king ingredient in Cong Chi Tang. Like the name indicates, it means it has more power than other ingredients in the formula.
Part used: Bulb
Dan Dou Chi is a deputy ingredient in Cong Chi Tang. This means it helps the king ingredient(s) treat the main pattern or it serves to treat a coexisting pattern.
Part used: Fermented preparation obtain from the ripe bean